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When we’re in the doctor’s seat, we give patients diagnoses and explain side effects, but going through it all ourselves gives us a much more intimate and nuanced understanding.
Nov. 30, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
My hair has always been such a strong reflection of my identity. Knowing it was going to happen wasn’t enough to help me cope with it when it did happen.
Nov. 9, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
I just didn’t have the energy to do a lot, but I felt that I should be doing more. The holiday season was approaching, and there were so many things I wanted to do but physically couldn’t.
Nov. 2, 2022 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
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