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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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Having vs. Being

Have you ever met someone who makes you feel less because of everything they have (materially of course)? I ashamedly admit I was one of those people at one point in my life.  I honestly believed that material success meant … Continue reading

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Life….and Death….

Death has been a very significant component of my life and the lessons I’ve accumulated, both sub-consciously and consciously, thus far. Thinking back to my first experience with death was when I was around 6 or 7.  We still hadn’t … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention

I have had many incidents of divine intervention – where I knew that without the intervention of God, things would not have turned out the way they did.    The first such case was when our older son was 3. … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past

I love it when this happens…. We were strolling around Ikea, and I thought I heard my name called.  I looked over at my mother-in-law, who had come with us, and she’s chatting with a lady.  Now my mother-in-law is … 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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Full Meal Deal

I remember when I was told that my cancer did not respond to hormone therapy.  My heart sank.  And then the Oncologist went on to say that 5 years ago, this diagnosis would have been a death sentence.  Whatever he … Continue reading

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Solitude

Solitude – the state or situation of being alone. I’ve learned so much about solitude over the past year.  I’ve learned that my soul needs solitude every single day in order to feel heard, to feel connected. With 2 boys, … Continue reading

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