Monthly Archives: September 2010

Buzz for the Cure

Thank you.

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They Make Me Feel Dressier**

I never would have guessed I’d miss my Groucho Marx eye brows. Even after I’d lost them, I would have laughed right out loud at the thought of coaxing them back. But, tonight I did just that. I googled growing … Continue reading

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Eureka!

“What is narcissism? It’s not what you think it is: It’s not ego. It’s not self-love. It’s self-loathing. Envy. Insecurity. Self-destruction. The key to understanding the narcissism myth is not that he fell in love with himself, but that he … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Day #1 Done! …and foot-commuting with my sweet, there and back.

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Back To Work

Tomorrow I go back to work. And back to envying those who don’t have to. But I’m grateful that I’m healthy enough to do it — and lucky enough to have an opportunity to, at long last, add to, rather … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

I’m often asked for tips for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, their family and friends. But every situation is different — and it’s tough to tell which of or whether my choices have actually helped. The best I can do … Continue reading

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Published Pride

Lucy and Bayla wrote and submitted an article to our very local paper, last month. We’re proud to announce, that article was published today. Here it is: On October 6th, 2009, our mother, Andrea Sue Ross, was diagnosed with breast … Continue reading

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Picking A Productive Perspective

When your happiness depends on what somebody else does or does not do, you’re trapped, because you cannot control what they think or what they do. You will discover a true liberation, a freedom beyond your wildest drams, when you … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Life.

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All is well

I’m just back from my first post-treatment mammogram and ultrasound. And all is well. Woooohooooo!! I learned a lot today: That I have two staples in my right breast (!). That my enlarged right breast may be a delayed reaction … Continue reading

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Happy School Year to All

We had the honour of escorting two beautiful young ladies to school today. There was lots of excitement on the playground — happy reunions and fresh starts. Hoping this school year brings good health and much happiness for your family … Continue reading

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Fine-tuning Our Futures

In December 2008, we created our first family vision boards: cruising through magazines, cutting and pasting our wishes and dreams, creating colourful collages to help keep us focused on what really counted. My wishes at that time centred mostly on … Continue reading

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From the Mouth of Bayla # 28 : a summer of reading

This summer we have read: If You’re Reading this it’s too Late Manolito Four Eyes #1 Manolito Four Eyes #2 Manolito Four Eyes #3 Leo and the Lesser Lion Holes The Unearthly Asylum Sara Book #1 Sara Book #2 Elijah … Continue reading

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TMI

This time last year, my right breast was huge. I didn’t think much of it, as the imbalance first occurred during my five years of constant breast-feeding (including 8 months of breastfeeding both of our little ones). As this CT … Continue reading

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$5148 and counting

Two days ago, Paul and Sheri topped up Andrea’s Run for the Cure fundraising efforts, pushing her to $4000 — her goal at the time. That’s when we discovered Andrea was the third highest fundraiser in Ottawa. We announced the … Continue reading

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