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

Bellyflop… On Ice

Me, zipping home from work on the perfectly groomed canal.

One skate-sized hollow.
Crack.

Me, on my belly wondering if my knees still work.

It’s been 20+ years, and thousands of kilometres, since I’ve been blades-up on the canal.

And, though my knees are swelling as we speak and I’m bound to be achy tomorrow, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d imagined all this time.

Fear of a curious crowd got me right back up, despite the pain and shock. And I skated another 6km.

I’m stronger — and luckier — than I thought.

Thank you, skate gods.

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

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Andrea Posted by Andrea January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm.

5 comments

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2011 Jenny Sinanan

    So glad the skate Gods were out and about on the canal. Nothing like blades up! nnSkate on, Andrea, skate on!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thanks, Jenny!nI’m actually feeling miraculously ok this morning. Those skate gods rock.nn

  • Andree O’Donnell

    So glad to hear nothing broke and also that hopefully your fear is eased now that you can fall and still get back up.

  • Andree O’Donnell

    So glad to hear nothing broke and also that hopefully your fear is eased now that you can fall and still get back up.

  • janice

    ouch