Category Archives: recovery

1,051,200 Minutes

I was at a Colin James concert last night on a beautiful summer evening. My friend and I commented on how perfect the weather was and we talked a bit about the hurricane rolling through Texas. It got us to … Continue reading

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Whew!

Sorry, blog. I’ve been distracted. Fortunately, not with cancer-related stuff. The good news is – colon is clean as a whistle. Yay! Got the colonoscopy done last week. (Scheduled it for after my big “I survived cancer” bike trip in … Continue reading

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The best way out is through

Yesterday I got the news that I have to get a colonoscopy. Ugh. My GP sent me for a routine colon screening test – the FIT. It was almost an after-thought, at the end of my annual physical. Oh, he … Continue reading

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The Firsts – Emotional Soup

I am officially through my year of first anniversaries. My how time flies. What was really interesting about it all was how much more emotional I was looking back. Going through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, I was so focued on … Continue reading

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An Open Letter of Thanks to the BC Cancer Agency

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. Traditionally, our family goes around the table and says what we are thankful for before we have our Thanksgiving feast. In addition to having a wonderful life, I’m grateful every day for the care … Continue reading

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Firsts

I’ve spent a lot of time looking back these past couple of months. My series of first anniversaries are well underway. Finding out chemo was a for sure instead of a maybe. Starting chemo. Losing my hair. These are not … Continue reading

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Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water …

I’ve crossed a bunch of first anniversaries over the past six weeks. Getting my diagnosis, MRIs, surgery. A year ago I was just past my surgery and doing very well. I started physio treatments the day after surgery to recover … Continue reading

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365 Days – and counting

365 days. 52 weeks. Twelve months. I’ve been thinking about this milestone for a couple of days, and it doesn’t matter how you frame it, it doesn’t get any easier to mark it. A year ago today, at 4pm, I … Continue reading

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It’s not like there’s going to be a cake or anything …

… said my ┬ábest friend when I commented on the fact that today is the first anniversary of “the lump”. A year ago today my doctor referred me for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound after examining the lump I’d felt … Continue reading

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The Terrible Twos

My new hair is a couple of months old. It’s currently going through its own version of the terrible twos. It has a mind of its own. It goes every which way it wants and ignores any instruction I may … Continue reading

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