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I am Woman, Hear me Roar

It was more than weird to be able to return to “who I was” 34 years ago.  In fact, it was a bit daunting.  Who wants to see themselves as the “vulnerable” one, the one who has still so many … Continue reading

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When Right to Life Meets Funding

I thought nothing of it when I opened a piece of mail yesterday from Astrazeneca, the pharmaceutical company that developed the new medication I just began taking to control my ovarian cancer.  As per usual, I skipped the introduction and … Continue reading

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A Normal Day

This morning, I forgot to thank You for this day I got up, got my family off to work and school and then proceeded to walk the dog.  It was a glorious morning.  It was crisp, a little windy, and … Continue reading

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One year today

It was one year ago – today (figuratively speaking) when my world was turned upside down.  I remember the blood rushing from my head, the feeling of nausea, and words spinning so frantically that nothing was audible.  Well, almost nothing. … Continue reading

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Do you want to talk?

When I need to most – I don’t talk. It’s when I am suffering that I withdraw from the public.  I know that’s wrong.  It’s just human nature, I think.  We reach out when we feel stronger to accept help. … Continue reading

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You Look Fabulous!

Those are perhaps the three best words I could have heard today.  They were spoken by my nurse at RVH – just prior to my blood-test results were reviewed by the doctor. “Any vomiting or nausea, Stacey?” “No.” “Any pain … Continue reading

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“Cancer … a Warrior Creator”

“I hate cancer.” began the article written by a friend of mine in the wee hours of the morning. “Like most of the population,” she continued,  “I do not know of a single person who will say that cancer is … Continue reading

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Words

Words change everything. “You have cancer, Stacey.”, I thought I heard the doctor say.  “We need to begin chemo-therapy before we can think about surgery.” Seriously. One little extra word (NOT) would have made such a big difference in what … Continue reading

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