Living With Cancer

Donna’s Cancer Journey Post #4 Living with Cancer Yahoo! I have a surgery date: August 3rd. The Alberta Health Services (AHS) machine is in motion and I’m being flooded with information & pre-admission logistics. The certainty is definitely comforting. But deep down, I know a lumpectomy isn’t the end of this journey.  Cancer is now … More Living With Cancer

Meet the Cancer Surgeon

Donna’s Cancer Journey Post #3 Within 18 hours of being home from Peru, I’m sitting in the waiting room of the Breast Clinic. The clinic is housed at the Women’s Health Centre, one of the smaller buildings tucked within the vast Foothills hospital complex in Calgary. I’m grateful to my daughter-in-law, Renee, a pediatrician; she’s … More Meet the Cancer Surgeon

Get out of the Line of Fire

Donna’s Cancer Diary: Post 2 It’s a very dry spell on the Canadian prairies and wildfires continue to burn out of control. Off-and-on, the air is thick with yellow smoke and smells like acid. A sharply-worded caution from Don cuts through the haze: Don’t put yourself in the line of fire(s).  “You are tough, yup. … More Get out of the Line of Fire