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Milestones big and small

I’ve been meaning to update the blog for a little while, but things have been busy. I started to write a post a few weeks ago and it went like this: I am feeling awesome. That is the brief update … Continue reading

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Hiding from the Sun…

…but not from life! I have been happily unplugged from the Internet for the last couple of weeks. Treatment ended on July 18th and we promptly left for a little rest and relaxation. My skin is on the mend, thank … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Red

So, friends, I knew radiation seemed to be going along too smoothly. What seemed like a mild sunburn before has progressed to an itchy, uncomfortable, hot stretch of skin. It’s yuck. Plus, it is boiling outside, and I still have … Continue reading

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What radiation feels like

I have had 15 radiation treatments so far, 10 more to go. Compared to chemo, radiation feels like nothing. Chemo involved needles and IVs and a whole lot of drugs injected into my bloodstream. Chemo was unpredictable and frightening. Sessions … Continue reading

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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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