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I love public outrage

Sometimes I feel bad about how hard it is to change the world. It seems that change for the worse happens so much more quickly and easily than change for the better. It feels like we’re fighting a losing battle, because all the power and money is concentrated on the wrong side. Sometimes I just […]

With your breasts in mind...

I got a three-page, 42-question questionnaire in the mail the other day from my breast cancer surgeon. It’s about breasts and self-esteem.

I tried to answer it, because it’s the least I could do for the surgeon who saved my life, but I got bogged down trying to wrap my head around some of the questions.

For […]

Thrilling things that happened this weekend

1. My blog post about the prostitution laws was quoted in the Toronto Star! (Thanks to XUP and Coyote for letting me know.)

2. I got an iPhone 4. This one little machine is everything! It’s like having the internet on IV. I am in awe of it. It’s a camera, a music machine, a flashlight, […]

Politics, Art, Judgment and Socks

Saturday I went out for breakfast at Summerhayes with some of the local bloggers. I finally got to meet Finola and Trashy. Two of the bloggers at breakfast are running for office in the upcoming municipal elections – Julia Ringma for City Councillor in College Ward, and Trashy for school board in Alta Vista. […]

Near-death experiences

I read the other day – I don’t remember where – that when you think you’re about to die, you panic, but when you know you’re about to die, you become very serene.

I’ve thought I was on the brink of death three times in my life. The first time was when I choked on a […]

A low-pressure appeal

I’ve participated in Run for the Cure a couple of times in the past, but this will be my first time as a breast cancer survivor. (And I’m going to have to walk for the cure this time, because of my back problems.)

The run (or in my case, walk) takes place on October 3rd. […]

I remember

It was one year ago today that I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It seems like WAY longer than a year ago. And it still feels a little surreal, even after the fact.

When the nurse called and told me my doctor wanted to see me, I knew. They don’t make an appointment just to tell […]

It’s been a year

This is a rather significant anniversary week for me. A year ago on Tuesday the lump in my breast was discovered. (I didn’t start blogging about it until May, when it was officially diagnosed, but it was a year ago I learned I might have cancer.) A year ago tomorrow I lost my job of […]

Life goes on

1. I saw my cancer surgeon today and she said I still appear to be cancer free, based on the mammogram and a feel. I have to go for an MRI next month to confirm, and I’m supposed to check in with both oncologists in the next six weeks, but things are looking good.

2. Those […]

Hummingbirds and missed appointments

I don’t know what’s going on, but lately I’ve been completely addle-brained about doctors appointments. Everyone misses an appointment now and again, but I’ve missed four in a row – two with the breast cancer surgeon and two with the oncologist. These are just routine follow-up appointments to make sure the cancer hasn’t come back.

It’s […]