Tag Archives: living with cancer

The Real Face of Cancer

Johnny was a family friend who lived on a farm in Whonnock long ago, when the rural area was far from North Vancouver, accessible by narrow country roads. On Sunday, my dad’s day off, he often helped Johnny with concrete work and … Continue reading

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Joining the 44%: Surviving 5 Years with Ovarian Cancer

It’s my “cancer-versary” today and I’m proud and surprised to have made it this far. Five years ago I was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to Christmas. But it looks like … Continue reading

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CA 125 Drops 6,100 Points After First Taxol

I remember the days when I was excited about my CA 125 dropping six points, never mind 6,000. But after chemo four-and-half years ago, the tumour marker was in single digits. Anything lower than 32 is considered normal. So the closer … Continue reading

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Living with the New Normal

In the cancer world we’re fond of reminding ourselves about coping with the new normal. The new normal is what makes our world so different from what it was pre-diagnosis. In my life before cancer, I would never need to … Continue reading

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Ariel2: My New Superhero Fighting Ovarian Cancer

Tomorrow, Tuesday, I start the ARIEL2 clinical trial with high hopes that it will make me well and let me live longer. A lot longer. And it’s not a moment too soon. I’ve been living in limbo land since my last caelyx … Continue reading

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