Tag Archives: support

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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The Warrior on the Door

When I first found out I had cancer, I took my daughter shopping.  We ventured into Roots – which we don’t often do as I am quite, well, frugal.  I fell in love with a sweater which I was hesitant … Continue reading

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You made a difference.

I thought it would be like closing the page to the book – but it seems we have just begun another chapter. Wouldn’t it be nice if that happened more often – just when you think you’ve reached the end, … Continue reading

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Stronger, faster, fitter?

Fitness Used to be easier Four more, used to be achievable Push ups, sit ups, chin ups Are only a concept right now But I keep trying To take deep breaths And continue to move my feet I have to … Continue reading

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It takes a community to cure cancer

Of course – before we rang the bell – I had to say a few words to the people who have supported my family and I throughout this journey!  You know me.  It was a beautiful day – and a … Continue reading

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Quilts, mittens, and tapenade

I drew open the curtains this morning to see a slight frost had nipped the rooftop.  I breathed it in.  I thanked God for the day. I had no pain. “Good- morning, Stacey.”  greeted Kevin with the coffee he made … Continue reading

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The Bell Toils for Thee

I had walked past it several times already but hadn’t thought much about it.  It was as unobtrusive as it was firmly attached to the wall at the entrance of the chemo suite at Royal Victoria Hospital’s Regional Cancer Care … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time

After Vandie’s fitness class was over today, I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or to cry.   I was doing the final calf stretch and the tears welled up.  I didn’t know whether to let ’em rip or hold them … Continue reading

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Things teachers want their students to know…

Thought this morning, it may make and interesting spin to tell it as it is – from a teacher’s perspective.  I do not speak on behalf of all teachers – this is MY take based on MY thoughts of what … Continue reading

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Dear Mom: I could use a little advice.

Dear Mom: It has been such a long time since we have talked and there is so much to tell you.  I really don’t know where to begin. It will be four years since you passed away this November 12. … Continue reading

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