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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
The holidays can be a great time to spread cheer, decompress, and spend time with loved ones. But it can also be a difficult time of year for many reasons. For those facing cancer and are immune compromised, deciding whether to join festivities and parties can be hard.
Dec. 7, 2021 | by Madina TabeshRead more
Would I still feel like a woman when anatomically speaking, a huge part of me was being taken away? What about my hair, the part of my physical appearance that makes me feel most feminine, falling out clump by clump from this intensive treatment?
Nov. 30, 2021 | by Becky ShieldsRead more
Think back to those teenage years. Feeling self-conscious about your appearance, dealing with social anxiety, hormonal changes, and the struggle for more independence. Now, add a cancer diagnosis into the mix, and you have an inkling of what Sofia Tomassini lived through in 2019.
Nov. 25, 2021 | by Mark BeamishRead more