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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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Become a Breast Friend! by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Edmonton's breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing team is recruiting new members for the 2011 season. Any woman from Edmonton and area who have had a diagnosis of breast ... Read on »
Under the Night Sky – Wellspring Shines by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As per their website.. . Under the Night Sky – Wellspring Shines is on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at The Enjoy Centre, St Albert, AB. 100% of net proceeds from the ... Read on »
Trouble with Coughing by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’ve been feeling pretty good this past week except for this silly cough I’ve got. It’s been off and on and really started to come on the day before seeing the Onc on Wedne ... Read on »
A Pink Glove Video by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A nice upbeat video to help start tonight's festivities. Read on »
Onc Visit by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I went in have my blood work done. Then while waiting to see the Onc, the trials nurse came in and said … oh don’t get up … I want to check your bp first. It was ... Read on »
Chemo Vacation Continued by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, I’ve officially been off Brivanib one week and I thought I’d share with you how things are going. I’m feeling less lethargic and wouldn’t have been able to handle all ... Read on »
Visiting with Friends by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday we visited with long time friends B and D. We ended up being there longer than any one of us expected. I was feeling pretty good the whole time. After a while the ... 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 »
Visiting with Family by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday D and I went over to my sister’s place for Christmas dinner. My major preoccupation is to do whatever it takes so I don’t have any stomach or bathroom issues. And ... Read on »
More Chemo Side Effects Report to Onc by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer While visiting my Onc this past Thursday, we talked about a few other side effects I was experiencing. My feet are swelling up. He and the trials nurse wanted to have a clo ... Read on »
I’m on Chemo Vacation by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I had my nine week appointment at the clinic. The appointment usually starts with the clinical trials nurse going over any new side effects I may be experiencing. ... Read on »
I Have a Brivanib Buddy by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer About a week ago my mets friend K from Calgary sent me an email with a link to a discussion group on BC Mets where a lady posted a comment to the discussion about Brivanib. ... Read on »
Checklist for Clinical Trial Nurse by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I made my list of aches and pains for the trials nurse when I see her on Thursday and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m going to say that my coughing continues … b ... Read on »
Cancer Research Saves Lives Video by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here is a five minute video put out by American Association for Cancer Research. It’s a fascinating video about the accomplishments by all cancer researchers so far. Th ... Read on »
Mother 86 Years Young by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I went through my normal morning routine, except I would not be having my early afternoon nap. It’s my mother’s 86th birthday and twelve of the family got togethe ... Read on »
A Rude Start Day by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday morning I woke up feeling a little off… can’t really describe it but I was off. I got up and took my Brivanib pills with a glass of water. I then laid down for ab ... Read on »
Prescribed a Thyroid Medication by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Monday I mentioned I was struggling with my sleep. I said, I’d wake up breathing real hard ... trying to get some air in me. D described it as I start breathing shallow ... Read on »
Huge Boutique of Flowers for Christmas by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last Wednesday about supper time, the door bell rang. D went to see who it was … turns out it’s a delivery, I was getting flowers … a huge boutique of flowers. Not only wa ... Read on »
BC Christmas Party by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday we had our Sears BC Coffee Group Christmas Party. Our original plan was to have a Christmas party in J’s hospice room on December 15th as that seemed to work bes ... Read on »
First Mets Coffee Group by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Monday afternoon, a handful of our mets group gals got together for coffee. Our support group had officially ended last week and we decided to meet casually. There were ... Read on »