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Courage to be Me

  As I trudge through life with cancer I am often told that I am courageous. I shrug and decline the nomination. Soldiers forced to face an¬†enemy, fighting for freedom, facing death. That is courage. They are not deterred by … Continue reading

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Four Years of My New Life

It’s my cancerversary today… 4 years since the surgeon harvested tumours as big as a¬†cantaloupe and a lemon. I became one of the 2,600 women who join the ovarian cancer club every year in Canada. When I read that only … Continue reading

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100 Days of Chemo

It’s the night before I start chemo. Again. If you’re keeping track, it’s #3. Good things: My last remission lasted 19 months. I made it through 2013 without chemo. I’m only 3.5 years from diagnosis. Dr. H. says the average … Continue reading

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Winning the Jackpot in the Lottery of Life

Thank you to everyone who wished me good thoughts and crossed their fingers and toes. The CA 125 result came back. It’s still low. In fact it went down. That big sigh is me relaxing into the next 4 months … Continue reading

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Lottery Ticket on Life

I just had a blood test. It’s the CA 125 tumour marker that most of us with ovarian cancer plan our life around. My last test was 4 months ago. The result was so low, I’m the envy of my … Continue reading

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