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It’s just something the body does when you shake it.

Hooping, it turns out, is perfect post-breast-cancer-treatment therapy. Almost. It challenges my co-ordination, balance and spatial awareness. It entirely occupies my mind. Its frantic, erratic arm movements sneak my damaged limb into places I thought I’d left behind. It allows … Continue reading

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Thank you, 2010

I absolutely adored 2010. We were healthy, happy and together. We had loads to celebrate. And we celebrated often. Yet, reflecting on the year, this morning, I was shocked at its rockiness. Where reactions and reconnections reigned 2009, 2010 was … Continue reading

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A Long-Overdue Apology

It hit me during Bif Naked’s un-freakin-believably honest, poignant and entertaining address at the conference last weekend. And it hit me hard (thanks to you). With a dramatic roll of her eyes, Bif described how breast cancer had saddled her with the pieces-picking-upping of her inconsolable … Continue reading

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Mystery Loves Company

I’m just back from Body, Mind, Spirit: The Canadian Breast Cancer Network’s National Conference for Young Women Living with Breast Cancer — almost 48 hours solid of education and encouragement with 340 breast cancer survivors from every province and territory … 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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Incredible. I’m Having an Incredible Year

On August 24, 2009, I turned 44. Twin digit years being lucky, I slipped into this one with humble hopes for undefined improvements. Within a week, I’d found that lump. It’s tough to fathom the changes that followed. And the … Continue reading

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Free at last

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Darn

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One More

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Two radiation sessions to go!

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Three More

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Four More

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Almost Done

Today I completed my 25 days of full radiation — my entire right chest from breast bone to neck to underarm and wrapping around my right side and over my right shoulder. Because I’m young — and expected to survive … Continue reading

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Zapping Cancer

As of 7:55 this morning, I’ll have notched 19 of my 30 radiation treatments. And — touch wood — pinched muscles and speckled redness have been my only noticeable side-effects. In an imaginative attempt to keep it that way, I … Continue reading

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This isn’t turning into the party hang out I hoped

I’ve been having a rough week. gaping bald patches (especially at the front of my scalp — exactly like the irate Taxotere victims) continuing harassment and threats from Josephine and Keith Ross news from my medical intuitive of two new … Continue reading

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