We Can Rebuild Her
Better than she was before… Better, Stronger, Happier. A Breast Cancer Journal

Head shaving party

It was 3 a.m. on the second day of her first chemo cycle and Andrea still couldn’t get to sleep. So she occupied herself with plans for shaving her head before her hair falls out — a certainty with breast cancer chemo. That’s when she pitched her idea to me (I was also awake). Inspired by a cancer blogger who lives in our neighbourhood (See going bald), Andrea suggested we invite a number of our family and friends over for munchies, drinks, cake and the opportunity to be a part of her head shaving experience.

That party happened last night (view photos). And with it, comes the launch of this website, WeCanRebuildHer.com.

We invite you to follow our journey to making Andrea a breast cancer survivor. We’ll blog our experiences and thoughts and share audio, video and photographs of the process — from diagnosis on Oct. 6  to Survivor.

Opening theme prepared by John Meadows. Closing song, Session, by the Robert Farrell Band.

Click here to subscribe to our blog/podcast.

We’ve had our audio recorders running during a good chunk of our journey. You can hear more audio collages here.

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Mark Posted by Mark December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009 at 4:17 pm.

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  • Marko Kulik

    Been putting out the positive thoughts for you Andrea, and you look cool with your new shaven head!

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  • mantolovich

    What a cheerful audio clip – sounds like your head shaving party was a ton of fun. :) You look fabulous sans hair! xoxo

  • http://www.bookiewoogie.blogspot.com/ AZ

    You're in our thoughts and prayers! All our best to you!
    - Zenz family

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  • missrumphius

    I wish I could do more than make this journey with you online. Missing you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • justonemorebook

    Marko, Mary & Aaron,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind wishes. Happy New Year!!

  • http://twitter.com/EdenSpodek Eden Spodek

    Yep, your new glasses still look divine even with your new do. I have a bunch of suggestions for your resource tab. Let me know if you're interested.

    Big hugs,

    Eden

  • justonemorebook

    Thanks, Eden. And we'd love to add any great resources you have found — thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/aquafortis Sarah Stevenson

    I'm really in awe of both of you for embarking on this project. Andrea, you're definitely in my thoughts and I'm sending plenty of positive and healthy vibes your way!

  • leewind

    Okay, I'm really excited about how you are using your podcasting and blogging and video-making skills to continue sharing and educating and inspiring about your passions – and getting Andrea through this to “Survivor” is a fabulous passion. You inspire me, and really – the opening sequence of the podcast “We Can Rebuild Her…”, and this whole new blog, makes me teary-eyed, in a heart-felt, super good way.
    Namaste and Happy New Year!
    Lee

  • justonemorebook

    Sarah and Lee, Thanks so much for your kind wishes and your heartfelt words.

    I really feel like this WeCanRebuildHer project is another powerful tool in our healing holster.

    The “WeCanRebuildHer” name came to me on day2 of my first round of chemo, at 3am, when my beloved (I mean that very sincerely!) post-chemo steroids prevented me from sleeping. I was thinking of the suddenly-imposed-upon-me new body — the scars, the chest-implanted port-a-cath, the injected toxins and radiation — but also of all the learning, healing-work and my emerging sense of alertness and presence. The chance to start again.

    Mark and I both knew immediately that we absolutley had to ask our friend John Meadows to record a hilarious Bionic Woman intro. Luckily for us, John agreed to do it. It makes me misty eyed each time too. But it also makes me giggle like crazy.

  • http://www.inspirationsbystella.com/ Stella Papadopoulos

    I have nothing but admiration…actually, its beyond that. What an amazing team you are!
    Brilliant idea, and such loving, warm support, wisdom in action!
    You remain in my prayers, Godbless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you for ever and ever more! (book of Numbers 6:24 Aaronic blessing :) )) )

  • http://www.inspirationsbystella.com/ Stella Papadopoulos

    I have nothing but admiration…actually, its beyond that. What an amazing team you are! rnBrilliant idea, and such loving, warm support, wisdom in action!rnYou remain in my prayers, Godbless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you for ever and ever more! (book of Numbers 6:24 Aaronic blessing :) )) )

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