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365 days

My horrible sinus infection has largely cleared up, and although I’m a little stuffy and still thoroughly exhausted, the sinus pressure is much better. Unfortuntately, I am having some headaches that are worrisome. I’m trying hard to stay calm about … Continue reading

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Halos

Hello everyone, It’s been one week since radio-surgery, and today is a good day. It was terrifying and horrible, but it’s done! The scariest part was definitely the attaching of the frame (which they call a halo). I cried the … Continue reading

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My Standing Heart

Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement from my last post. I am feeling a bit better. Many of you shared thoughts on harnessing fear and I’m starting to see how fear can be productive. It is the … Continue reading

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A New Four Letter Word

We are starting to learn more about next steps in treatment. We knew that radiation therapy would likely be next, but we weren’t sure what it would entail. We got some details on Friday and had to make some tough … Continue reading

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After Cancer

Ever wonder what happens after cancer treatment ends? Nope? Me neither! But, I’m finding out, so you can too. For a little while, I was feeling great. In my last post, I wrote about how great it was to be … 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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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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