I Had Cancer but Cancer Didn’t Have Me

Technically I have been cancer free for an entire year. 365 whole days. Holy eff. April 1, 2016 was the double mastectomy that turned out NOT to be the world's most elaborate April Fool's joke ever. To the patient it feels like the end of all of your treatment would be the milestone that signifies being cancer free... 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 →

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 →

A Glossary of Terms

There's lots of words and terminologies that come with every new situation and in the last few weeks there have been a whole host of new words to learn, or sometimes even old words with new meanings. I thought I would list a few now and probably add to this list as the...(not going to... 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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