WOOHOO no surprises!

“No surprises” is what I heard each from my general surgeon, plastic surgeon and GP as I lay in my recovery bed the day after surgery. Big sigh of relief. In the back of my mind I was a little worried that I’d wake up and they’d say that they...

Pre-surgery emotional roller coaster

One of the ways that I deal with stress is to become very analytical. Warning, analytical medical nerdery ahead. Tomorrow (May 20) am having oncoplastic breast conserving surgery in my left breast, axillary dissection of the lymph nodes on the left side, and reduction...

Transition

It’s been awhile since I posted an update, not because nothing is happening, but because what’s happening has been hard to describe. A good friend who recently went through her own cancer journey suggested that I make an appointment with the counsellors at...

Done chemo!!!

The last few weeks have been a rough go as the cumulative effects of chemo pile up. Last week was the first time that I ventured outside in weather where it would just be silly to wear a toque (yes, those days exist Claud). I’ve been dreading the warmer weather that...

Struggling with ego

Eyebrows. Who would have thought that losing them would be so emotional. Losing all your hair? No big deal, I can rock that look. Eyelashes? Meh, I didn’t really have full ones anyways. But eyebrows….. sigh, whole other story…. I haven’t been a...