We re-tell our story frequently, moreso on important anniversaries.
Three years ago today, my wife sent me a text message that challenged everything I knew about this world.
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 ofÂ Â being in a family that has experienced the cancer treatment process through the diagnosis of one of our own; we’ve […]
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 […]
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.
Andrea and I have officially launched our website WeCanRebuildHer.com with the tagline Better than she was beforeâ€¦ better, stronger, happier â€” 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 […]
Cancer became part of ourÂ household discussions five months beforeÂ 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 […]
After shopping at The Running Room, yesterday, Andrea remarked that the company seems to be a real supporter of breast cancer research. Â 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 […]
Even though this video promotes a new pink glove byÂ 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 […]