cancer is crap

January 20 2010, 5:10 PM So there’s a strange thing that happens when you have cancer: people stop feeling they have the right to complain around you. Friends will...

January 15 2010, 12:51 PM It was a long, long day at the hospital yesterday and I am totally knackered.  I came home and rested...

January 10 2010, 5:45 PM Yesterday’s Globe and Mail featured a preview of the upcoming trends for 2001 in its Style section.  Generally – not being of the...

November 30 2009, 1:06 PM I was reading a book last night in which the narrator said something like, “Each day is someone’s first and someone’s...

November 25 2009, 10:38 PM This post is a follow-up to my hugely unhelpful and paralysis-inducing post Ten Things Not To Say To Someone With...

December 29 2009, 1:03 PM How do you talk to a 3 year-old about death, especially when you have cancer?  For a while now, my husband...

November 17 2009, 12:26 PM On Friday I had CT scans of pretty much everything but my arms and legs to check the stage of my lumps and...

November 5 2009, 1:23 PM I have a high tolerance for pain.  Anyone who knows me well – family members, doctors, estheticians – will confirm...

October 29 2009, 10:48 AM You’d think having breast cancer would give me some idea of how to react or what to say when I hear...

October 23 2009, 4:24 PM You know, it’s odd. In spite of the happy clarification on the grim statistics, I find I’m still feeling a little...