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About Andrea

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

Happiness Is…

Closing the oncologist chapter. This morning, I unexpectedly graduated from my oncologist’s practice. Time to update AboutMe: Explorer. Wife. Mother. Yogini. Friend. Happy Healthy Learning Loving Stumbling and fumbling, but getting back up. Surviving and Thriving. And intending to continue doing … Continue reading

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In case you wondered…

We’re happy and healthy and sharing occasionally at: The Something Of Our Ways (Mark and Andrea’s audio scrapbook) Get Frivolous (Andrea and her friend, Laurie, share and dare to be frivolous) Wishing you all the best in 2013. — Andrea, … Continue reading

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Happiness Is..

Bold Steps. I was completely honoured to be selected to read a WeCanRebuildHer.com post at Blog Out Loud Ottawa, last night. This reading followed an extremely low week for me and I had barely scraped myself together enough to attend … Continue reading

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A Fresh Chapter

Happy New Year! We’ve begun a fresh chapter: The Something Of Our Ways. Hope to see you there…  

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Surviving and thriving. That’s us, to the right. Two years ago today. Moments after sharing the bad news with Luba. So early in a surreal journey. Behind that smile, a big part of me thought life was over. All of … Continue reading

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Irascible Me

My 30day yoga membership expired today. That might explain my wondering: Why do so many women react so weirdly to my not-working choice? Spare me the horror and the defensiveness. How the heck does one perform a breast self-examination without … Continue reading

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Preparing for Hallowe’en I’m not big on the actual event. Trick or treating. Candy. Dealing with the door. But I adore the month-long preparations. The colours. The crafts. The googly-eyed desserts. The rhyming, creativity-packed picture books. The manic costume creation. … Continue reading

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On Happy Endings

Towards the end of my treatment, last year, we rescued Sylvester. A sweet little abandoned duckling. He died the next day. And our hearts all broke. Last week, Lucy and Bayla were honoured with the opportunity to help nurture Bernadette. … Continue reading

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Thank you

Thank you so much for joining Mark, Lucy, Bayla and myself in our efforts to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. You donated $1130! Thank you for the research you have made possible. Thank you for the spirits … Continue reading

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Bracing for Pinktober

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Happiness Is…

Jack Layton. Look what the postman just delivered. A cozy, upbeat reminder of our dearly missed Jack. Straight from his beloved T.O. Peace…. Love…. Jack Layton. Perfect. Thank you, Kingi. Thank you, Jack. Related Links: We’ll Rebuild Jack Too Let’s … Continue reading

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Feel Free

When I was diagnosed in October 2009, I was vaguely aware of one woman who had been through the experience before me. I felt isolated. Targeted. Stupid. Alone. Sadly, I don’t feel alone now. There are too many of us. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Eighteen intensity-packed days condensed down to 2 minutes of feel-goodness. Thank you, Mark!

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The many wise, warm, wonderful women who enrich my life.

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Happiness Is…

Weekly evenings with Jay. A lot’s gone on in the past twelve years. Hopes and upheaval. Disappointments. Triumphs. In work, relationships, parenting and health. And through it all, there’s been a weekly evening with Jay. Sanity. Sage advice. Laughter. Perspective. … Continue reading

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