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Daria

Edmonton, Canada
My cancer journey started at the age of 39 when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Treatment included radiation and chemotherapy as well as hormone therapy. In 2004, I had a recurrence in my chest area. The hormone therapy was changed with no other cancer to be found. Fast forward to 2008,... Full Bio
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Daria’s Funeral Service by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday was Daria’s funeral service. At the funeral home, the family gathered around in the eating area an hour before the start of her service. We spoke softly to each o ... Read on »
Daria's funeral service at Memories Funeral Home by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you are able, please attend Daria's funeral service at Memories Funeral Home 13403 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton AB Canada, Thursday January 27 at 1:00PM. Refreshments will ... Read on »
Daria Maluta has Passed by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Daria Maluta passed away last night at 04:34 on Jan 22, 2011 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital here in Edmonton AB. I was by her side and was able to kiss her goodbye several ... Read on »
Daria Rests Comfortably by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Daria is resting comfortably but is slowly losing touch. We are waiting for an opening at hospice care about a block away from the hospital. The caregivers say that should ... Read on »
Daria is no longer able to post to her blog by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Don here. This is the most difficult thing I ever have had to say…. Daria is no longer able to post to her blog. Yesterday around noon, I brought my love to the hospit ... Read on »
Resting at Home by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’m out of the hospital after my ERCP and resting at home, drinking fluids and going to the bathroom. The doctors placed a few stints to get bile moving from my liver. ... Read on »
ERCP Procedure Today by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I’m going into the hospital for an ERCP Procedure . I’m hoping the Doctors finds some bile duct obstruction that will help explain some of what is going on. And I'm h ... Read on »
Feeling Melancholy by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Since Thursday’s appointment with my Onc I’ve really been doing a lot of thinking. It’s made me very melancholy. It makes me wonder how much time l have left on this earth? ... Read on »
Hopefully Some Good News Next Week by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Friday at 8 am I was at the clinic at X-ray … in for an ultrasound of my chest and abdomen. The goal of the technician was to find large pockets of fluid that could be drai ... Read on »
Sharing Some Bad News by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I guess we’ll just cut to the chase … the Trials nurse walks in and says … oh your face … I said it’s yellow … then she looks at my belly … oh it’s bigger … yes I said, try ... Read on »
BC Friends and Meals on Wheels by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday was our breast cancer friends coffee group. I have to say, with the weather being so cold, the roads being so slippery and my energy being so low … I didn’t reall ... Read on »
CT Scan Part 2 by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Ok so I’m the last person to be called in for me CT scan and the only thoughts on my mind were don’t throw up, don’t lose controls of your bowel and don’t cough during the ... Read on »
CT Scan by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I had my CT scan. I was feeling a bit weak and nervous. My stomach was feeling bloated and I was worried I would not be able to drink the two liters of the contra ... Read on »
My Coughing by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I wanted to share with you how my coughing has been going. D says I’m coughing nowhere near what I used to. It may be because I spent the last two days in bed just loun ... Read on »
Fear of BC Recurrence~Video by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here is a five minute video where Dr Anne Moore, a leading breast oncologist, shares important information to help breast cancer survivors cope with the fear of recurrence. ... Read on »
Heart Test and Bone Scan by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday was a bit of a long day at the clinic. I got there for an 11 am appointment … my Echo-cardiogram. Basically, the technician spends most of her time doing an ultra ... Read on »
More Waiting Required by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well my appointment with the Trials Nurse and Onc was not as I had hoped. Not only had my liver functions numbers gone up again but they doubled since last week. All the nu ... Read on »
Off To See The Onc by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I’m off to the clinic for blood work and to see the Onc. I’m sure hoping my liver function is better so that I can go back on Brivanib.  Last night I prepared my ... Read on »
Look Good Feel Better Workshops by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am often surprised when I run into one or two cancer survivors that are not familiar with the Look Good Feel Better workshop. It’s very uplifting and you always walk away ... Read on »
Feeling the Effects of all the Holiday Celebrations by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’ve been really coughing a lot over the past week. I’ve used Halls cough drops which have allowed  me to breathe easier and I've used Ativan to calm me down. I've been tak ... Read on »