Tag Archives: chemotherapy

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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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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Home

Recovery is hard. Before the surgery, I had heard that it actually wasn’t too bad, and that chemo was way worse. And maybe that’s right, but that only speaks to how seriously horrible chemo is, because recovery from a bilateral … Continue reading

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Some Awesome Things

Some awesome things in no particular order: 1) No chemo this week!! I still have lots of doctor appointments to juggle (4 this past week), but so happy to have no more chemo! The bruises on my arms from the … Continue reading

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Small steps

I am finally starting to feel better from the last round of chemo. The cold is slowly going away, and the side effects seem to be getting better. In fact, I was feeling well enough to participate in an academic conference … Continue reading

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Lifting the Clouds

In the past, I’ve tried to explain what chemo is like and it always ends up being something like this:  Imagine you are having the worst day. You wake up with a searing headache, you spill coffee on yourself, you … Continue reading

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Happy Tears

I have some great news. First of all, I got my MRI results and have found out that the tumour in my left lymph node is essentially gone! And the tumour in my breast has shrunk down from a whopping … Continue reading

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