Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 27

Millimeters and Milliliters

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Progress is slow, but measurable. In tiny tiny increments. My hair has grown a tiny little bit and my boobs are being inflated at the rate of 50cc a week. 50 cc is just over 3 tablespoons, it’s really not a lot, yet I find it extremely uncomfortable for about 3 days, so 1 day …

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Feb 17

To your needles! To your glue guns!

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  This ‘Sad Bear’ is the first official project I’m working on for this year’s OutRunning The Cloud fundraising auction. We are just about at the official 3-month mark until the auction, so I thought today would be a good day to remind all crafty-people that it might be time to start working. Not that …

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Feb 14

Hospital Love

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Back in November when I ended up in the ER to diagnose a bulging disc (and not a tumour), I met one of the nicest people ever. She is a transport orderly at the hospital and she pushed me around the ER, took me to my scans and X-rays and was just over all one …

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Feb 13

N: Breastie(s)

Speaking of vocabulary, breasties, what fellow breast cancer patients call each other. Love that word, hate to have to use it. Hate it even more when I have to start using it for someone I know and care about. I have a new Breastie. Good luck my friend.

Feb 10

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

Today, I finally got to see my oncologist and go through my long list of post-treatment questions. the hot-flashes are unbearable, what can I do? my legs feel like lead and all my joints hurt, what can I do? when will I start Tamoxifen? from a future detection stand-point, is there any reason not to …

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Feb 08

Missing Cancer Vocabulary

Sometimes, there are no existing words to explain what is going on. Some cancer terms people have coined are chemo-brain and Cancerland. I wrote awhile back about the fatigue I was experiencing during radiation. Fatigue was not the right word. There was no right word. Many times over the last year, I have found I …

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Feb 04

Turning Lemons into Lemon Squares

I’m not a big fan of lemonade. Lemon squares on the other hand…. So I just went to NYC for the weekend. For work, but really, for a much needed mental health break. I got to go purse shopping with Mrs. Figby and hang out with her family. I was lucky enough to be there …

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