Collateral Damage

I guess now is a good time to discuss the changes cancer has made to my skin. It’s been 55 days since my last chemo infusion. Some studies suggest that I have been kicked ahead in time 10-15 years at the molecular level.  These studies conclude that markers of ageing, such as decreased leukocyte telomere…

The Power of Positivity

We’ve all heard the message.  Every doctor I’ve had during my Pink Dot Detour with Triple Negative Breast Cancer has told me. Your attitude is everything.  Your perception matters.  You are what you think.  Why does it matter?  It changes your outcome.  People CAN and DO die of broken hearts.  People can wish themselves ill. …

You Are Getting Sleepy …

Hypnosis has always seemed like a parlour trick for comedians.  Years ago, I went to Yuk Yuk’s with friends and watched them make dicks (literally) of themselves on stage while under hypnosis.  My friend Terri and I both said “OK, there is no way I could be hypnotized!” Then I sent her this video.  We…

School Lunches

During my early formative years in elementary, we lived right next door to my school, which meant I went home for lunch. I grew up in a quiet, english speaking suburb on the south shore of Montreal, Quebec.  You could only stay at school for lunch if you lived farther away or had no one…

It Can Always Be Worse

My feet suddenly slid out from under me, and I crashed down to ground with a “thud”.  Stunned, I sat in the thick mud puddle, trying to figure out what the hell happened.  Did I break anything?  My legs were splayed out to the side and my left hand was buried in the sludge on…