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(This post was written about 2 days ago, but I'm still jetlagged (legged? Do jets have legs?) and feeling a bit too knackered to dive deep right now. So here is the start of the adventure. More to come soon.) As I sit here in the airport lounge, waiting for my flight to London to board (with Zsolt beside me… Read More


Sooo…today I did two things. One: tobogganed behind the house and slide into the school wall several times. (Does that make sense? There’s a school behind my house at the bottom of a hill. We slid down the hill. We slid into the school’s brick wall – our sleds were just that fast.) Two: went to the… Read More

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Here I am at the rental cottage along the St Lawrence in the 1000 Islands, hiding in the musty and dark bedroom while fighting off jetlag with a hearty infusion of nap – but my head is still buzzing and it won’t let me sleep. Why? Cause I wanna write this blog post. Two fabulous things happened this… Read More


You know I turned on the computer this morning just for a little entertainment before I started the big pack for Canada. We’re moving this week, finally, after over a year of planning and longing to be closer to my family. On the day I found out about my breast cancer, I said to Zsolt  - “I want to go… Read More


Last week I opened my twitter account to find a message from an old friend. She forwarded me a link (this link, in fact) to a Globe and Mail article discussing how a woman, Jill Anzaru who has breast cancer is not eligible for the needed medication coverage. Why? Because her tumour was too small. The cancer in… Read More

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few days after my one year wedding anniversary. That was a shocker. After three years NED, cancer reappeared and pushed me to stage four. This blog captures life despite cancer. With international relocations, job search drama, fighting off apartment vermin, falling deeply in love and more. Life is challenging, but nevertheless inspiring and that’s what Bumpboobs is all about. You can find me over at @Bumpyboobs on Twitter, and hey - I wrote a lovely fiction novel! - over at http://www.CatherineBrunelle.com

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