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I settled myself down and started to encourage myself – telling myself that I can get through this, and that lots of women had passed through this and survived.
Sept. 20, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) workshops were amazing. I loved learning how to do my eyebrows. And the instructor, who was a breast cancer survivor, was great.
Sept. 12, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
Being able to transform my appearance and to take back some of that sense of identity helped me drastically to heal.
Aug. 16, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
After I lost my hair, I attended a support group for the first time, at the Hearth Place in Oshawa, Ont. I was skeptical at first, to be honest. But I showed up and at first I didn’t talk, I just listened.
July 5, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
Despite my instincts telling me this was coming, it was still crushing news. You really don’t want to hear those words: “Yes, you have cancer.” My husband and I sat in the doctor’s office crying.
June 7, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
I became upset with the continued reference to my age and that nothing could be done. I had lived almost 90 years and could accept death, but not until I could be at my granddaughter’s wedding in May 2022.
April 19, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
There was something wrong with my health – I knew this truth in my bones. But every doctor I saw told me that I was just fine. In fact, they identified it as a mental health issue.
April 13, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
Randomness is ubiquitous. And to counteract its destabilizing effects, it is crucial to have all the resources possible, to have the right support and to believe in ourselves in order to overcome the pitfalls. The web of life is beautiful and, to me, embracing a state of marvel is important.
March 25, 2022 | by Colette LadouceurRead more