Author Archives: Naomi

About Naomi

Writing about health/wellness and motherhood at www.everybodyhearts.com and academia and research at www.tracingmemory.com

Walking the walk

On all my visits to Princess Margaret hospital, and over the last several months there have been many, I’ve noticed this big, huge banner  over the entrance. It says “I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime.” Every time … Continue reading

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This Blog is a Love Letter

In the past, I’ve worried about the publicness of writing about illness. This concern with publicness is a common theme in a lot of blogs written by moms of young children. Will my child grow up and be embarrassed by … Continue reading

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Thank you, arm.

I am happy to report that my arm performed well at the next CT scan and I was able to get it into the right position. Phew. They put four teeny-tiny tattoos (that look like birthmarks) to mark out the … Continue reading

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In Which I Excel at Breathing, but Fail at Raising My Arm

Yesterday, I posted that I would be getting a planning CT scan. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to have it done. The appointment started out very well. First, I met with a technician who showed me the breathing apparatus I would … Continue reading

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All the Things

There are lots of things going on, so here is the point-form version: First, the things you probably want to know: – We got the pathology report back. And it is good. Real good.  A small tumor, about 4mm was … Continue reading

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Me and Angelina

On Tuesday morning, I heard about Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy. I started to write a blog post about it, but it turned into more of an article, an article that ended up being published on The Huffington Post!  I’ve … Continue reading

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A Few Photos from Mother’s Day

It’s been a busy few days. I’m happy to report that the pain is slowly subsiding and my mobility has greatly increased. I still can’t pick Nate up, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to soon. In the meantime, he’s … Continue reading

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