The Precious Gift of Soup

The Precious Gift of Soup

Recently, my friend, Loretta, put up a post on Facebook asking people what their favourite soup is to eat when they’re sick. Loretta is the author of Your Canadian Food Story, a book that contains recipes and over 110 stories from Canadians about their food...
Breast Cancer: Radiation with a Side of Gratitude

Breast Cancer: Radiation with a Side of Gratitude

On day three of radiation treatment, I feel comfortable enough to address the therapists by their first names. By now, they have seen my naked breasts more than anyone has in the past three years, so I guess it’s time to get over the shyness and any formalities....
The Courage of a Squirrel

The Courage of a Squirrel

Three weeks ago, I received the last of my chemo drugs but it’s today that marks the official end of the treatment. The sessions were spaced three weeks apart (allowing the body time to recover), so if I was still undergoing chemo, I’d be sitting at the Cross...
To Wig or Not to Wig

To Wig or Not to Wig

It’s been six weeks since I shaved my head and though I’ve gotten used to the feeling of being bald, I still startle sometimes when I pass a mirror and wonder who that person is looking back. Be that as it may, I have not rushed out to wig up like I thought I would...
Happy Birthday to Me: A Gift from Mother Nature

Happy Birthday to Me: A Gift from Mother Nature

I spent my birthday camping near Gull Lake with my sister, my friend and my daughter. The last time I camped was around 2003 when my common-law husband and I loaded up his kids and mine and hauled his father’s trailer to Bield, Manitoba for my family reunion. I...