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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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Physiotherapist - 6 month checkup by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The clinic likes to keep tabs on my lymphedema arm and yesterday I had my physiotherapist appointment. I’ve been so fortunate not to have anything major go wrong so I only ... Read on »
Lousy Sleep Last Nite by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I went to sleep last nite feeling pretty good but it didn’t last. I started waking up numerous times throughout the night. I’d wake up breathing real hard ... trying to get ... Read on »
I’m Starting to Swell Up by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Brivanib is causing edema or swelling my feet, ankles, legs and face and must be obvious because a couple different people have mentioned my face is rounding out. Sometimes ... Read on »
Knitting Group is Done for the Year by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I went to the last knitting support group meeting of the year. I joined in January and then it shut down for July and August. Not only was this was the last meeti ... Read on »
Dr Marla Shapiro talks about her BC by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Marla Shapiro is a Canadian physician who at the age of 48 was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. She is also a writer and on-air health journalist. Here is a nine ... Read on »
Fatigue is starting to set in by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, fatigue is starting to set in and it’s getting to me. I feel so heavy and slow. I would rather just sit in my chair and do nothing except watch TV and surf .… not eve ... 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 »
Coping Strategies for the Holiday Season by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday we had our sixth and final mets support group meeting for this year. We talked about wanting to start a group in mid January. I think we had eight ladies that we ... Read on »
On Cloud Nine by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’m still floating on cloud nine from the super good scan results. It was especially nice to share it with family and friends after so many months of not so good news. It w ... Read on »
Festival of Trees by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer After Thursday’s great scan results, D and I thought we’d celebrate by going to the annual Christmas Festival of Trees, for charity and all indoors at the Conference Center ... Read on »
BC Video by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This ad was created for NBCC in Australia. It's kind of cute, 45 seconds. Read on »
My CT Results Are In by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The receptionist called out my name and I was ushered into the examining room. As I’m sitting there, I’m still thinking of how I was going to apologize about not fasting fo ... Read on »
CT Scan Redo by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I redid a CT scan that I had done last week and this time I didn’t forget to fast. As I was going through the motions, I couldn’t believe I was back again, removi ... Read on »
Noreen Fraser Talking Stage 4 B C by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As per Wiki ... Noreen Fraser was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.By 2003, her cancer had metastasized to her bones. After years of fighting, Noreen pledged to dev ... Read on »
Using your Support System by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday we had our fifth Woman’s Metastatic Cancer Support Group meeting and the discussion centered on support by family and friends. We talked about how you have to put ... Read on »
What am I going to eat today? by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Each day brings with it a slightly different challenge when it comes to my stomach. I wake up every morning and think what am I going to eat today and how much? And I’m sti ... Read on »
For BC Survivors Traveling by Air by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you have any hidden medical devices like a breast prostheses or a port and are planning to fly, you may want to read this post. Canadian airports have full body scanners ... Read on »
CT Scan Do-Over by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I had a CT scan on Friday and all when well except that I forgot to fast in the morning. I called and the receptionist and she said to come in anyway. Mid afternoon, after ... Read on »
CT Scan this Morning by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As D and I were sitting sipping on our morning coffees, he picked up my Droid phone and checked the calendar events for today. Hey he goes, aren’t you supposed to be having ... Read on »
TED Video ~ Dr. David Angus: A New Strategy in the War against Cancer by Daria Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I first saw this video on fellow cancer blogger Duper’s blog at Ciao Cancer . A bit about this 24 minute video … Dr. David Angus, an oncologist, says the death rate o ... Read on »