An Amazing Thing Happened When I Gave Up Cable TV

While on medical leave to battle breast cancer, I was fortunate enough to have long-term disability coverage, which meant I was still pulling in a monthly paycheck.  It was skin and bones compared to my previous income levels, but manageable.  We certainly weren’t going on vacations, an excursion was only as far as the pharmacy,…

Sunday Daydreams

Today was a perfect day to luxuriate in bed, my head in the clouds. I partied too hardy late Friday and into the wee hours of Saturday with dozens and dozens of my favourite people to celebrate at my Goodbye Cancer! party.  The live band Juggernaut was on fire and the crowd was appreciative.  We…

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. …

It’s All About Me

It’s all about me right now. I will admit that I have an ego. Without being a narcissist.  I have lived thirteen years with one of those and can tell you that is much different than being selfish and self-centred.  It was that pride that refused to allow me to give up on the narcissist. …

Heart & Stroke

Today’s message is brought you on behalf of the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. During most of my recent hospitalization, I was kept in the ISU – Integrated Stroke Unit – one floor below the Oncology Ward, who didn’t have an open bed for me. I was easy to care for since I was fully…