The Fox

Lots of new readers – and I needed to remind myself that I used to look ok – so I decided to share how the fox became part of my persona.  Welcome!  Some of you I haven’t chatted with in years, and it is truly lovely to reconnect. You can clearly see my love of […]

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Ciao Bella

I’ve been puzzling over why losing my hair is so traumatic … and I think I have figured out why.  I’ve never been bald.  I was born with a full head of dark hair.  I wasn’t born with breasts … they came later.  I was pretty much fully developed by age twelve.  And also at […]

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Visiting Hours

Listen to this song as you read my blog today … My Heart Will Go On I had wanted to post a positive upbeat blog entry chronicling my 10-day journey through Emerg and being admitted to the Oncology Ward in Lakeridge Health Oshawa, but the words were too … clinical.  And that shouldn’t be happening […]

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But I have cancer …

The evening after my first chemo treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, my friend, confidante and cohort in crime Sherri asked me what I wanted for dinner that night.  I told her I was craving a light and lemony pasta dish from the cookbook Simple by Diana Henry.  Earlier in my diagnosis, my friend Bridget […]

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Cancer is a full-time job

Being treated for my Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) has felt like starting a new full-time job in this completely foreign – and toxic – industry. The initial shock of finding the lump caused huge waves of stress and anxiety to ripple throughout my life and echo again and again in my head  … much […]

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A Teary Kiss Goodbye

Do you recall having to say goodbye to someone you loved? That boyfriend (or girlfriend) whose family packed up and left just before Labour Day?  You spent the entire summer immersed in sweet 16 love, and your just heart cracked in two when it ended.  The angst and pain and drama of first love – […]

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