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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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‘Lost in Transition’ Life after Cancer Video by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I found this video on my blogger friend Holly’s blog, OJO from NOHO. The video is 17 minutes long and is a... A short film/video by the Institute of ... Read on »
'Princess' by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I went in to the hospital to get my PICC redressed, the nurse said I was just a 'princess' when it comes to my skin ... it's just extremely sensitive and needs s ... Read on »
24 hrs in Review by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer After several decent nites sleep, Sunday’s sleep was just plain lousy… intense dreams and waking up every few hours. Arrggg! And to top that all off, I had to wake up Monda ... Read on »
A BC Friend has passed by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It is with deep regret to tell you that my dear friend J from our Sears BC Coffee Group lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer yesterday. She died peacefully in hosp ... Read on »
A Bit More Coughing by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The last couple of days I’ve really been focusing on having my legs up on cushions... above my heart ... for hours at a time ... and I can honestly say I notice my feet ... Read on »
A Break From The City by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We've been away for about five days visiting family in Southern Alberta. There were numerous severe weather watches and warnings throughout the province but fortunately we d ... Read on »
A Comic with Cancer … Video by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Mack Dryden is a comic, a motivational speaker and two-time cancer survivor. And real funny. Read on »
A Day Of Fun And Gifts by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday was a quiet day. My mother and sister dropped by and brought some breakfast over. Very nice!! They had called prior to coming and asked if we wanted to go out but ... Read on »
A Disturbing Dream by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer All my life I’ve been a very vivid dreamer and to be honest, I haven’t liked it because a lot of my dreams tend to be more disturbing than dreamy. Last night I ... Read on »
A Family Visit by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, it was another wonderful afternoon and evening spent with family. In the morning, I followed the same regimen as I did yesterday except my usual little nap was cut sh ... Read on »
A Few Busy Days by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It was a great long weekend with turkey dinner at my sisters. Spending time with family was so very nice. The nieces and nephews are always a colourful bunch. And the food ... Read on »
A Few Deep Breaths by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well I must admit, yesterday I had to take a moment here and there and remember to just ‘breath’. That is what we’re taught to do when dealing with cancer and the roller coa ... Read on »
A Frank Discussion Between Two Cancer Survivors by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I wanted to share with you this very frank cancer discussion between Richard Cohen and Johnathon Alter. They talk back and forth, mostly about Johnathon’s Non-Hodgkin’s ... Read on »
A Full Day at the Clinic by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It was seven hours at the clinic yesterday starting at 9:00. First off I saw the research nurse to sign the trial chemo consent form. We chatted for a while and then she ga ... Read on »
A Good Day by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning I was at the cancer clinic to hook up with the knitting group. What a great group of ladies. Last week I mentioned that I had many bloggers suggest I try a n ... Read on »
A Good Time by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday was pretty full day ... in the morning; I had my cancer knitting group. We had a few good laughs when we started talking about Farmville on Facebook. Before you ... Read on »
A Hairy Moment by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I shaved my legs for the first time since August 2008. Tho not having to shave was nice for a while, having my hair back is great. This along with my eye brows and ... Read on »