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Articles by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Just Do It: Empowerment Through Changes

It has been three years and counting since my cancer experience with began. During those years, I have changed drastically for what I believe is the better. The person I am today brings me joy. I am proud of who I am and what I stand for.

Nov. 19, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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The Wind in My Hair: A Moment of Pure Happiness

A few months back, my mother stood in front of many to tell our story. She was speaking to a group of local francophone women to help explain why she brought Look Good Feel Better to our hometown, Timmins, Ontario. She spoke both of the program and of her experience as a caregiver to her daughter - me. 

She spoke of our favourite memory. 

 

July 10, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Teachings Learned From Wearing My Headscarf

It is still a mystery why it has bothered me so much to wear my headscarves since I started growing my hair after chemotherapy treatments. I repeatedly expressed that I felt I had lost the right to wear such a symbol used by many cancer thrivers to reclaim a sense of beauty and power for themselves. I believe it was also an attempt on my part to avoid the judgment of others and of myself. 

 

May 23, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Adjusting to and accepting my new post-chemo hair

The one thing I spent months wishing for and that I wanted more than anything in this world - my long hair - has proved to be a nightmare goal to achieve.

Feb. 28, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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How to avoid stress while choosing cancer treatments & care options

Every decision one has to make as a cancer thriver is of importance since—you guessed it—it can have an impact on your survival! 

Jan. 30, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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LGFB Timmins: A symbol of hope for myself and many others

To my mother and her team specifically, I say thank you. I say with love, "you have made a difference."

Dec. 6, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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I'm terribly scared of forgetting my cancer experience

My memories, those that are mine, and the many more that others keep safe for me, allow me the peace of mind to truly know that I am capable.

Dec. 1, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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My last treatment: Not my most beautiful cancer memory

I was forced, as of that last day of treatment to find a way to create for myself a new “normal” life, while I felt like everything and anything other than “normal.”

Oct. 12, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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beYOUtiful: How I felt most beautiful with cancer

The day I shaved my hair my feelings towards myself and my own beauty began challenging those of the world. I felt most beautiful on that day.

Aug. 30, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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