I have so much to be thankful for

Today is Thanksgiving. I love this time of year; the colours of the leaves, the warm days and the cool nights…sweater weather, cozy blankets, homemade soup, comfort food…the change from summer to autumn. With every season, every month, every day I give thanks. When you are diagnosed with cancer, no matter what the “odds are”,…

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New date. New Time. New HOPE

October 2nd….nine more days until ( and let’s hope ) my fourth surgery will take place. I have been waiting for 15 months to have the hematoma, caused by my mastectomy, to be removed. This has been quite the journey; filled with many ups and downs. It has tested my patience, my resolve, my inner…

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No…say it isn’t so

Cancelled. That was the message I received. My loooooong awaited surgery to remove the hematoma left from my mastectomy and the unsightly bulge of skin under my arm. My surgery was scheduled for this Wednesday but now I have no idea when it will be. When I listened to the message from my surgeon’s office…

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Appearances aren’t everything…unless yours has been completely altered by cancer!

I am still trying to adjust to my “new” but certainly not “improved” body. It is a very bizarre feeling having foreign objects inside your body. I am always aware that “they” are there. Not just because they are still very painful, but because they don’t feel like part of me. They don’t move…literally. Now…

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One week = one weak

I am one week post-op. I am still struggling with pain and fatigue. It’s crazy how much these surgeries have zapped my energy. I have been making an effort the last few days to get out of my pj’s and get dressed. Not that anyone is going to see me, but it just makes me…

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Three down, one to go?!

Well I made it. Another surgery under my belt. This surgery business is becoming second nature to me. I know how to prep for it without taking a single note. I know what clothes to have ready that I can easily get in and out of without lifting my arms. I know what food to…

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One, Two, PRE….

Today was my Pre-op appointment for my impending surgery Thursday. This is the third round I’ve gone through since last summer. First my mastectomy June 13, 2018, then my reconstruction surgery February 11, 2019 and now for what they are calling my “revision” surgery, July 4, 2019. Revision…yup that’s how the doctor referred to it…

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Happy Cancerversary!

One year ago today, I took the longest walk of my life down a cold, sterile brightly lit hallway to an operating room to have my breasts removed. June 13, 2018 I underwent a bilateral mastectomy. I had a 16cm x 10cm tumour in my left breast and several growths in my right. I had…

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