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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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2009 Reflection & New Beginnings in 2010 by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  Today, December 31st is a day of reflection as we look back over 2009 and all of it's events.  For some of you, it may have been a year of happiness or sadness, prospe ... Read on »
A Bit of This and That by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As you may have noticed, I'll be changing the backgrounds to my blog quite frequently.  Change is good! I have also added a CROSSWORD PUZZLE at the right for th ... Read on »
A Cancer Diagnosis by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So, you have just received your medical report and your doctor has just relayed the dreaded words of YOU HAVE CANCER! Hearing that diagnosis can be one of the ... 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 »
A Miracle of Fate by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am a strong believer that people come into our lives when we need them most of all, not by chance but by fate! Today, I would like to relay a story to you that will m ... Read on »
A New Year & A New Beginning by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Click on the YouTube video for some upbeat music to get your day started.  It's a New Year and I trust you all are having a relatively good Christmas holiday, despit ... Read on »
A Post of Assurance by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have three friends who will begin chemo next week.  I've spoken with each of them and while sometimes I feel like I have alot of experience with cancer, I am not the pati ... Read on »
A True Smoothie With Umph by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sometimes it's difficult to eat when you are a cancer patient.  Food can get that metallic taste or there's no taste at all.  You may have mouthsores which makes eating ... Read on »
A Work in Progress by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer There has been lots of new features developed that can be added to blogs over the past few weeks, so my blog has become a work in progress.  I hope to add a few of these ov ... Read on »
Acid Reflux - Maybe Not! by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just thought I would pass this along for those of you who may have bouts of what may appear to be acid reflux.  Do you sometimes feel as though your food gets stuck mid-eso ... 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 »
All About Carrot Juice by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My topic is today is all about carrot juice.  Some websites   http://www.agriculturalproductsindia.com/beverages-juices/beverages-juices-carrot-juice.html  s ... Read on »
An Inspiring Patient by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer INSPIRATION is key to cancer patients - just ask anyone who is battling cancer and they will tell you the same.  The amazing thing though about my husband i ... Read on »
Another Great Kidney Cancer Connection by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've recently discovered another great forum where kidney cancer patients can interact with other patients and caregivers to obtain information and support. Go to http ... Read on »
Another Great Way to Use Saffron by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here's a recipe for Saffron Tea that you may want to give a try Put approximately 12 saffron stigmas in one cup of boiling water and let stand for a few minutes.  Then p ... Read on »
Another New Cancer Drug in Trial Testing by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Good news!  There's another new drug presently in a trial testing stage for RCC patients.  It's name is TIVOZANIB There is presently a study ongoing to compare Ti ... Read on »
Appetite Enhancers Anyone??? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just wondering if some of you could provide clues as to what helps your appetite while taking chemo treatments. I'm asking for another cancer patient who has had consid ... Read on »
Appreciate Your Life by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have added a new page entitled "Cancer Chat Cafe".....just click the tab at the top to enter.  You can register and then post a question or comment to other patients/care ... Read on »
Are You in the Know? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I can't stress again, how the internet has become such an invaluable resource to me since my husband's cancer diagnosis.  It has opened doors that I never could have imagin ... Read on »
Are You Part of a Team? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Strange title isn't it?  Let me explain.... Last week while we were at the cancer clinic, my husband was first screened by a new doctor before he saw his regu ... Read on »