Sunday, June 12, 2011

I walked 20km!

I've never felt short in a picture before (I'm 5'8"!!)

What a great day for the walk. 700 people raised over $1 million for cancer research! I walked with Brenda, stayed pretty close with my teammates Izabela and Antoanela and Brenda's teammates Jan, Cindy, Esther and others. Had my 'sheepish fan club' including my sister and my boys at the beginning, a couple of checkpoints, and the last mile. Nancy and Lori on their bikes, Barb on her bike, Damien on his bike and so many others cheering us on.

I carried some names with me on my orange 'super hero' survivor scarf, people in my life who have fought cancer and people I met going through their cancer journey the same time as me:


Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm Taking the Challenge!!

It's been 2 years since this mess started - finding out I had breast cancer - surgery, chemo, radiation. Now I'm back at work, life is busy, things are good. I'm not running, I still don't seem to have the energy to get that going consistently. I walk, I snowshoe, I go for the odd run, but I'm ready to do the 20K Walk to raise money for CancerCare on June 11th.

You can click here to read more about the Challenge. I will walk in honor of the warriors I've met through my blog and in memory of the (too many) people I know who have succumbed to this disease.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A pic from the CBCN conference

Beth, Jill and Diane at the Body, Mind, Spirit conference (Arabian night)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Body Mind Spirit - National Conference for Young Women Living with Breast Cancer

I attended the Body Mind Spirit conference in Toronto this past weekend. What an amazing experience. I don't know what the best part was - being with so many women who have been through what I have, the speakers and workshop topics, or the entertainment (see links below). I attended workshops on Art Therapy, Meditation, Naturopathy, Ayurvedics, and more.

Jonna's Body - a comedy (!) about breast cancer

Bif Naked - I had no idea Bif Naked was such an amazing speaker... I didn't really know anything about her.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pink Boy

My husband and son (Zach) visited the Pink Ribbon Riders booth at Hay Days last weekend. Zach tried on a shirt to buy for me. They thought he was so cute they took this pic and posted it on their website. We do hope to do one of their snowmobile rides this winter... check it out:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

First chemo was a year ago

Just thinking about it still gives me the heebie jeebies, which is actually defined as 'a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, depression or illness'... pretty much describes it. It was my husband who noticed the date, since he was invited out to a dinner that he had to say no to last year. He's going this year.

We've all come a long way in a year. I am so thankful to be feeling as 'normal' as I am. Life is back to a good routine. I miss my support group though. I don't see them much now that I'm back at work. We'll have to figure something out...