From cancer relapse to cancer thriving

From cancer relapse to cancer thriving

From cancer relapse to cancer thrivingJust when I thought it was all over I had a cancer relapse…  As I headed towards the ‘magical’ five year mark life was finally feeling in a good place. The children were growing and therefore less physically demanding,...
Single mum of 4 kids and then cancer

Single mum of 4 kids and then cancer

Where it all began…I was a single mum of 4 kids and then cancer happened. Where it all began I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2010.  I was a single mum to a seven-year-old and six-month-old triplets. And what was already an incredibly challenging time,...
Oncology Pharmacist to Cancer Patient

Oncology Pharmacist to Cancer Patient

I spent my 20’s attending university.  For a decade I studied and stressed all to try to give the best care to people fighting cancer. Undergraduate in pharmacy, masters, and finally, a doctorate from the University of Toronto.  I specialized as an oncology...
What They Should’ve Told Me About Cancer

What They Should’ve Told Me About Cancer

They should’ve told me how I would be in awe of my body.It was a warrior, fighting every day for me. Even when faced with a seemingly impossible circumstance – it would try endlessly to protect and heal me on its own. They should’ve told me that I would look at my...
Becoming a Mom After Cancer

Becoming a Mom After Cancer

To be honest, when I was diagnosed with cancer, the possibly of becoming a mother was so far down the list of things I was concerned about.  At 30 years old and newly married, it was my life first.  Being so vulnerable – literally in survival mode.  What an...
A tumor on my ovary – from Bride to Cancer

A tumor on my ovary – from Bride to Cancer

Life was just starting.  I was marrying my dream boy at the end of September and we had just bought our first home. And then cancer happened – they found a tumor on my ovary From bride to cancer After our wedding, we traveled to Italy and Greece for...