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Even though we may have big dreams and big wishes, sometimes we have to look around and just be thankful for what we have right here, right now.
Jan. 23, 2023 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
Going through cancer, I realized how much I needed support and a community and I finally figured out that I don’t have to do this on my own.
Jan. 11, 2023 | by Tania AmardeilRead more
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