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Posted May 20th, 2013
When you are diagnosed with breast cancer the one startling reality is that this changes everything beyond a shadow of doubt and permanently, in ways both subtle and significant. You embark on one of life’s most profound journeys.
I came into this world bald but little did I know that I would be bald again not once but twice more.
I was first diagnosed in 2000 with breast cancer. My father had recently passed away two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer and that was fresh in my mind. All I could think of when my doctor told me I had breast cancer was that I had two weeks to live. I remember thinking I did not want to die and I wanted to grab and hold tight to my husband Doug and be with my family.
Posted May 15th, 2013
Willow’s Community Support Program is excited to announce our upcoming Volunteer Training Workshop for Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Yukon
When: May 24 – 26, 2013
Where: Sawridge Inn – Edmonton South, Edmonton, AB
Willow offers workshops throughout Canada that provide breast cancer survivors and high risk women with the skills and tools they need to start and sustain community-based peer support: both through support groups and in one-on-one situations.
Posted May 10th, 2013
Throughout my lifetime, chewing gum was never a favoured activity of mine. I was only persuaded to consider it to ease my dry mouth when I was well past my 85th birthday following advice I received from the dentists at the Dental Laboratory, adjacent to Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the Foothills Hospital. At the time, I was attending the dental clinic regularly every few weeks during my daily face and neck cancer radiation treatments which were scheduled over four separate sessions which began November 21, 2011 and carried through to January 31, 2013.