Day 0: the day of my last cancer treatment! Thirty-three radiation treatments, two chemo sessions, countless doctor/oncology appointments, in-home nurses coming and going, PICC line flushes, feeding tube mishaps, a multitude of transfusions and it comes down to this, my very last radiation session. Continue reading My Last Cancer Treatment! Bang the gong!
This morning I received a package from Sunnybrook hospital. It was a large envelope containing a CD with some very interesting material. It’s neither good nor bad, but I’m 99.99% sure that most of you have never seen anything like it before. Continue reading The treatments are nearly done and I need a new mask
You know, everybody knows the most common troublesome side effects of cancer treatment: the skin burns from radiation, the nausea from chemo, perhaps rapid weight loss (which is a good and bad thing), and sometimes-soul-crushing fatigue. BUT there is more to the side effects than that, and some of mine were positive! Continue reading Some positive side effects of my treatments
Once word got out that I had cancer, there was such an outpouring of love, support, and well wishes that I just have to share. At first only family and close friends knew of my diagnosis, but as word gradually spread I experienced a tidal wave of well wishes. Continue reading Well Wishes
My last post was before Christmas, and I said my next post was going to be about the mountain of well wishes that I’d received. And then, I disappeared until now. Can you guess the correct reason? Continue reading Why haven’t I written in a while?
What fuels the fire that gives you the strength to fight your cancer? I needed to really believe that I was going to get well and so I had to find a way to find internal strength and ignite my cancer-fighting fire.
**Warning: this post contains an image with profanity. I found it inspirational but if you are offended by such things, then proceed at your own risk. Continue reading Fuel the fire to fight cancer!
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, then you know that dealing with the emotional aspects of cancer can be a roller coaster ride during the diagnostic stage, or even sooner when symptoms first appear. I experienced many different emotions and a myriad of “what ifs.”
Before I start sharing my experiences and letting everyone in on my thoughts, I first need to express my gratitude to those who helped me when I needed it most.