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Day 64: What is this... Shipping tape?

Day 64: What is this… Shipping tape?

Ok, so when I saw the surgeon at my last post-op appointment he said I could start taking the tape off the surgical sites.   359 more words

Albertans wait longer than national average for cancer surgery: report

CALGARY – New numbers from the Canadian Institute  for Health Information (CIHI) and Alberta Health Services has found Albertans are waiting longer than the national average for five types of cancer surgery. 260 more words


Twelve Minutes

So yesterday I had my twelve minutes of fame. Andy Warhol stipulated I should have gotten fifteen, but I had to visit the restroom for three minutes. 452 more words

Day 46: Even on drugs we can't pull one over on ya...

Day 46: “Even on drugs we can’t pull one over on ya…”

That is a quote from my mom.  We went for coffee and stopped by the post office, everyone assured me we had the key.. 709 more words

Well, Crap

Well crapola, here we go again. Surgery number nine is in two weeks. I had heard of the repeated surgical procedures often necessary following serious burns, or reconstructive work after an accident, but I never thought of it in terms of dealing with cancer. 353 more words

British boy travels to US for UK cancer treatment thanks to donations

A nine-year-old boy from Berkshire has travelled to America to undergo pioneering cancer treatment, thanks to a £50,000 donation.

Liam Vollrath, from Maidenhead, is due to undergo treatment at the ProCure Proton Therapy Centre in Oklahoma for medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumour. 270 more words


A Matter of Trust

Even before my cancer diagnosis three years ago I understood that trust is one of the central features of the patient-physician relationship. Ideally when I come under a physician’s care I should trust in my doctor’s competency and in their commitment to me as a patient. 866 more words