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Not so long ago, I wrote a blog post about leaning in. You know, that idea of pursuing a goal and pushing yourself to the forefront of opportunity. But what does it mean when you have cancer? What does it mean to lean in? There were some interesting comments on the post. The general consensus was that when… Read More


If you ever want to make someone’s day, all you need to do is say hello. I know for me it’s a wonderful thing, and a reminder that my life is blessed. Today in particular felt like a really good day.  From the morning where I was able to sleep in (yay Saturday!) to having time to work on a side project, tidy… Read More


Sometimes we need a break from cancer, don’t you think? For me, that break is creative writing. Three years ago during that first diagnosis, the ability to create stories just stopped. I couldn’t go there; it was as if the light had been snuffed. I know this happens to others. Just take a peek at Karen’s story I shared here a while back. Heart ache and illness can rip us away from what we love. Except this time. This time around, my writing has survived. Read More


Okay, so yesterday I spent my entire Friday in front of the computer webcam making a video. It was a heck of a lot of work for something that is totally basic – but there was the editing, the lack of a script (my dad taught me in elementary school to never public speak using a written script . . . so instead… Read More


This morning I woke up thinking about bucket lists and how much I despise them. Okay, I understand it’s a great thing for many people, but personally I’ve never liked bucket lists. Back when I worked at Chapters there was a title along the lines of 1000 Places You Need to Visit Before You Die. And who is… Read More

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Feb 03, 2011

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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