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Archive – 2020

Helping others understand that my 'new normal' is not 'back to normal'

"I'm sure you're happy to get back to feeling normal again since treatment ended."

My last chemotherapy date was January 27th 2017. 3 years ago. Nothing has been "normal" since. I know I am not alone when I say there are many silent and visible effects that come with cancer treatment - no matter how far out you are.

Jan. 20, 2020 | by Adriana Lombardo

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What's in My Chemo Bag?

I figured showing what all I bring to the hospital each chemo session might be interesting or helpful to some of you. So here we go!

Jan. 2, 2020 | by Stephanie Dawn Cansfield

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My LGFB Workshop Experience: Stephanie Stays Strong

I found out about Look Good Feel Better through the hospital I’m being treated at. It’s a workshop put on by a handful of amazing volunteers and it happens in cities all across Canada! (Be sure to look up their website to see where the nearest one is to you!) Basically, it teaches women (or people) going through cancer how to take back control of their situation and to feel just a bit better about themselves through beauty and skin care tips. They teach you about skin care, makeup, wigs and head wrap techniques. It’s not always easy looking at …

Jan. 2, 2020 | by Stephanie Dawn Cansfield

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