It’s one of those days you never forget (with video)
By October 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

It’s one of those days you never forget (with video)

We re-tell our story frequently, moreso on important anniversaries.

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Senator Finley’s death and unsocial media
By May 11, 2013 7 Comments Read More →

Senator Finley’s death and unsocial media

Cancer took Senator Finley today. He was 66 years old. While a majority of the chatter was respectful, a handful of hyper-partisans crossed a line.

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Three years: a more meaningful Thanksgiving
By October 6, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Three years: a more meaningful Thanksgiving

Three years ago today, my wife sent me a text message that challenged everything I knew about this world.

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Farewell, Orit. We miss you.
By July 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Farewell, Orit. We miss you.

We’ll be burying a friend today. Cancer took her life Thursday night. She was diagnosed in August. It was fast; faster than we were prepared for. One of two things has happened as a result of  being in a family that has experienced the cancer treatment process through the diagnosis of one of our own; we’ve […]

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The answer to life, the universe and everything
By May 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

The answer to life, the universe and everything

My 42nd year was perhaps my most demanding. It was a year during which I learned a lot about myself, and applied earlier experiences to create new ones I never imagined. That explains my spotty commitment to my blog. The last six months were particularly challenging and rewarding. My favourite uncle was diagnosed with pancreatic […]

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Ring that Bell – a short documentary celebrating Andrea’s last chemo
By April 2, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Ring that Bell – a short documentary celebrating Andrea’s last chemo

Andrea and I created a short documentary video celebrating her last fast track bloodwork appointment and breast cancer chemotherapy treatment. The video includes reflections on the six months that got us where we are now, the chemo process and the jarring “klunk” of The Bell of Hope.

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Textual Healing at PodCamp Toronto
By January 31, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Textual Healing at PodCamp Toronto

Andrea and I are really disappointed that we won’t be able to attend PodCamp Toronto this year. It’s always a great event at which to learn, meet new people and reconnect with our friends. However, with Andrea in chemotherapy right now, we have to sit this one out. The good news is that we’ll be […]

We Can Rebuild Her
By December 28, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

We Can Rebuild Her

Andrea and I have officially launched our website WeCanRebuildHer.com with the tagline Better than she was before… better, stronger, happier — A Breast Cancer Journal. We will use the website to document our journey from the perspective of patient and supporter to make Andrea a breast cancer survivor. Our first post is now live. It […]

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RIP David O’Farrell (1971-2009)
By December 21, 2009 10 Comments Read More →

RIP David O’Farrell (1971-2009)

Cancer became part of our household discussions five months before Andrea was diagnosed with breast cancer. It began when two of our friends were diagnosed with cancer around the same time. And both of those stories ended within seven days of each other — one as a miracle when we learned that our friend Caroline who was […]

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Reflections before Andrea’s first chemo treatment
By December 17, 2009 8 Comments Read More →

Reflections before Andrea’s first chemo treatment

Andrea begins her chemo regimen, tomorrow. Assuming there are no delays or complications, we’ll finish this phase in April. It seems surreal that it’s been over two months since her diagnosis. So much has happened since October 6: three surgeries, cardiac and bone scans, x-rays, blood tests, an MRI and an ultrasound and frequent appointments with our […]

Opportunity knocks for The Running Room
By November 28, 2009 4 Comments Read More →

Opportunity knocks for The Running Room

After shopping at The Running Room, yesterday, Andrea remarked that the company seems to be a real supporter of breast cancer research.  However, despite having bras that sport the breast cancer pink ribbon, none are designed with the breast cancer patient in mind. Specifically, none account for recovering from lumpectomies or lymph node dissection, where […]

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Do the pink glove dance
By November 25, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Do the pink glove dance

Even though this video promotes a new pink glove by Medline, I can’t help but get a smile on my face seeing so many people have fun and knowing that this video is an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. Also… word has it that when the video reaches 1 million views, Medline will be […]

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