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Deb

Eastern, Canada
My blog was created as a way of connecting with other cancer patients, caregivers and their families as I have learned the importance of communicating with others to find support and encouragement. It is only those of us who walk similiar paths along this cancer journey, truly understand our... Full Bio
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Return of My Blog by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I decided to get my blog up and running.  Last time I posted was March 2012, quite a long time.  Thanks to those who have continued to check in, even though I have ... Read on »
Critical Drug Shortage - Any Suggestions? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The current news headlines were bound to happen here in Canada due to the decrease of production at the Sandoz plant in Quebec.  I trust that none of my viewers have been ... Read on »
Afinitor and High Glucose by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If anyone is out there on Afinitor, then by now you no doubt will have experienced high glucose or some doctors may diagnose you as having Type 2 Diabetes. It's not ... Read on »
You CAN Pay Less for Prescription Drugs by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer All cancer patients take a considerable amount of prescription medication everyday.  As time goes on with your cancer, no doubt the number of medications you are taking, ... Read on »
You Can Play Your Part Re: Cancer Drug Shortages in US by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just rec'd the following link from ASCO - The American Society of Clinical Oncology -  with regards to an article calling on Congress to solve the growing problems on can ... Read on »
Keeping Your Meds Organized by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's Sunday night and time to refill hubby's pill organizer for another week.  Thought I would pass along a link to show the type of container that I find to be very, ver ... Read on »
Possible Shortage of Drugs by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer By now, you have all probably heard the news flash about Sandoz Canada having to reduce it's production significantly, resulting in a possible shortage of ... Read on »
Facing the Unknown by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For viewers of my blog who have been down the cancer road now for awhile, feeling anxious about the unknown is all too common.  For first time cancer patients however and ... Read on »
Cancer Changes Lifestyles by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wow..Christmas came and went really fast this year.  Tomorrow is Old Christmas Day and many will be dismantling their Christmas tree and other decorations.  No trouble to m ... Read on »
The Loss of a Great Man in 2011 by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've been watching shows over the past couple of days that recount happenings in the year just past.  There have been hurricanes, wars, natural disasters and other horrific ... Read on »
A Healthier 2012 by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Didn't get a chance to post my Christmas wishes here but now I wanted to send everyone best wishes for a Happy and Healthier New Year in 2012. This past year has been ... Read on »
B12 - Another Health Enhancer by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My husband takes one B12 tablet everyday (it was originally recommended by another cancer patient) - that's another reason why his last blood report was PERFECT as I have p ... Read on »
Have You Eaten FISH Today? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have without a doubt realized the nutritional value of cancer patients eating fish.  I have been serving fish in various varieties to my husband over the past two to thre ... Read on »
If Something's Not Right, Just Fix It by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Rec'd my husband's next apptment date yesterday in the mail.  The date was fine but it was scheduled with another doctor so that kind of got me to wondering.  Rather than w ... Read on »
Looking Good! by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My husband had a follow-up six week appointment with his oncologist just a few days ago and I'm happy to report that his doctor was amazed at his improvement since last vis ... Read on »
Cancer and Perks? Check Out This Great Blog by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday while driving home from the supermarket, I was tuning in to our local CBC radio station and was introduced to a breast cancer warrior who has created her own blog ... Read on »
You Can "NEVER" Quit by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer After a very difficult couple of months, my husband continues to do much better!  All the kudos go to him, as he is the one who continues to keep going no matter what comes ... Read on »
Feeling So Much Better!!! by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I wrote a few posts back about how my husband had not been feeling so well with loss of appetite, extreme tiredness and being prescribed medications that only made him feel ... Read on »
Cancer Coaching - What An Amazing Idea!!! by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just heard about this remarkable new cancer coaching inititative to be located in our nation's capital of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at the Maplesoft Centre. I have inclu ... Read on »
Orange Juice - Are You Drinking It? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As I mentioned in earlier posts, my husband has lost weight and it's been a struggle trying to get him to put some of it back on but one thing that is working, along with ... Read on »