Ding…Round 1 

I was nervous and anxious going into Thursday. I didn't know exactly what to expect and the unknown is tough and scary. We arrived at the Fraser Valley Cancer Clinic (at Surrey Memorial) at 9am on Thursday, got checked in and was brought back into the chemo room (after a round of nervous coughs). I... Continue Reading →

The Calm Before the Storm

A co-worker I ran into yesterday brought to my attention that it's been a while since my last post. She started off with a nice, "I like your blog" before cracking the whip telling me to get back at it so here we go. I haven't posted since my Gratitude post because not much has... Continue Reading →

Pump, Pump, Pump It Up

I was recently talking to my best friend about the process at the plastic surgeon's office where he injects saline into my tissue expanders. She lovingly said, "so what you're saying is, you have a pair of Reebok Pumps on your chest". I laughed but she's not wrong, every time after I leave the plastic surgeon's... Continue Reading →

More drugs than 1970’s Rolling Stones

If we can't call this period of time in my life a journey, maybe it can be considered a roller coaster ride because for every happy peak there seems to be a devastating, kick-in-the-crotch-feeling valley. Tuesday = Lymph Nodes are clear. Awesome, fabulous news, super exciting. Thursday = Chemo is coming. Shit. I had this (obviously) unrealistic... Continue Reading →

The good, the bad and the ugly

Today was a big day. We got the call early this morning to let us know that the pathology report had come in and we needed to meet with Dr. Janzen (my awesome surgeon) to get my results. We packed me and my drains up and headed back to the Jim Pattison Outpatient Centre. I feel... Continue Reading →

Honesty is the best policy

In most things in life this is a good rule of thumb and for some it's even a core value in which they live each day. I, on the other hand, am a liar. Little white lies mostly but one of my best and most consistent lies is the one that creeps from my mouth... Continue Reading →

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