Tag Archives: chemo

Did I just Dream This Up?

Coming back to work after 2 years off has been surreal….the drive in was the same; the parkade was the same; my elevator pass still worked; the offices are all the same; many of the people are the same; the … Continue reading

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OK Chemo, you’ve overstayed your welcome!!

It’s been over a year (14 months to be exact) since I had my last chemo treatment, and 4 months since my last Herceptin treatment. Surely the side effects of both treatments would have been flushed out of my system … Continue reading

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Chemo Brain

I finished chemo 10 months ago…..why do I still suffer from chemo brain? In fact, it seems to me that my chemo brain is perhaps getting worse. What is chemo brain?  I’ve always understood it as a fogginess in your … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward (again)..

During my 15th Herceptin treatment, I saw this beautiful petite slender woman with glorious shiny black hair walk into the cancer care clinic with a big smile on her face.  She acknowledged all the staff by their names.  She was dressed up, so I … Continue reading

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Where’s my Req???

OK so here’s the thing……my Radiation Oncologist is at one Cancer Care Clinic, and my Radiation Oncologist (and Clinical Trial Oncologist) are at a different Cancer Care Centre. I was told by my Radiation Oncologist way back when, that in September 2012 … Continue reading

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Emotional Roller Coaster

Cancer.  Just the word evokes deep emotions. And the journey is a ride on an emotional roller coaster – a never-ending ride of highs and lows, of twists and turns.  I have felt fear, triumph, guilt, terror; I have puked, crawled, … Continue reading

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A Story & A Blessing

There is a couple that I’ve known for eons.  They are parents of someone I grew up with, they were leaders at our mosque, she has colitis (like my husband had), so we are always saying hello and asking after each … Continue reading

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Connections

There are so many definitions for the word “connections”. There are electrical, plumbing, electronic, hardware connections….all physical connections where one part fits into another in order to create a larger entity or for something to work. There are human connections … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is breast cancer awareness month! Please give your breasts some TLC – touch ’em, love ’em, feel ’em…….get a mammogram if you haven’t done so yet. There are 4 main types of breast cancer: Luminal A – the most … Continue reading

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Difference Makers

I have spent the longest amount of time thinking about writing this post. This journey has been a whirlwind of events, appointments, tests, treatments, illness, wellness……..on and on, again and again – cyclical. I have had SO many people make … Continue reading

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