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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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Copy That by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Some of you may be aware and some of you may not BUT - did you know that you can always request a copy of the results of any medical tests you may have done as a cance ... 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 »
Straws Are Beneficial by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you have challenging mouth sores due to a side effect from your cancer treatment and are finding it difficult to drink, don't forget to try drinking from a straw. ... Read on »
Congratulations! by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sending congratulations to all those who have been receiving great news from their recent MRI or CT's....!  Keeping positive and living life to the fullest is what ... Read on »
Do You "Really" Need Those Pain Meds? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Speaking once again from the voice of experience, I wanted to share some information with you about pain medications. Many cancer patients experience intense pain with ... Read on »
Do People Realize? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I felt I had to post this today because sometimes people just don't "think" before they speak.  While out on a short excursion this morning my husband met up with someo ... Read on »
Stomach Cancer and Not Eating? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As my viewers already know, I honestly don't relay alot of my husband's medical condition right here on my blog.  That is just my choice as I don't want those who know ... Read on »
In Memory by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I learned of the passing of a very courageous cancer patient and today I have added the animated candle to my blog in her honor.  Bec was a beautiful young lady w ... Read on »
Give Thanks by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is a very special day for all of us as it's Thanksgiving Day!  Most of us will be sharing cooked turkey with family and friends.  Many people will go about their day ... Read on »
The Big "C" by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  Just this past week I watched my first episode of The Big "C"!  Have you seen it?  Apparently season 1 of this series began in 2010, then went on to season 2 and now seaso ... Read on »
Don't Give Up! NEVER QUIT! by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I recently read the following quote that I wanted to share with you Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't liste ... Read on »
Constipation Remedy by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Constipation affects everyone but more specifically, patients who take pain medications or who are receiving chemotherapy may experiene bouts of this discomfort. If yo ... Read on »
High Tech? More Cancer Connections & More Cancer Resources by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My daughter insisted last week that I upgrade my cell phone so that I could send her longer texts messages in a much shorter time.  It was becoming painful for her to await ... Read on »
What To Eat When You "Can't" by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Those who know me, also know that I'm not a person who gives up when the going gets tough.  Recently my husband has had issues with trying to find foods that will encour ... Read on »
Too Many Meds Can Make You Sick by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just wanted to pass along something that my husband and I have recently experienced.  As I've mentioned earlier, he's been in hospital for most of August and upon getting ... Read on »
Health Care Accuracy is Vital by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've not posted here for quite awhile.  My husband has been in hospital for the mostpart during August but happy to report that is now back home once again. Thanks to ... Read on »
LIVE CHAT! LIVE CHAT!!! by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So, It's been a couple of stressful weeks as I have slowly watched my husband lose ALOT of weight!  As caregiver, I instantly felt responsible for his weight loss, as I ... Read on »
Saffron - Does It Work? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I received a message today from a viewer who asked if saffron really helped my husband's cancer. To be very honest, I don't really know, but I do know that it didn't h ... Read on »
Search Engine by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Added a search engine at the right side here yesterday.  It's not the greatest but if you want to check on a particular topic that I may have written about, try it out and ... Read on »
Fund Raising for Cancer by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As I listened to the radio today, I heard of another team of runners who were about to launce their annual run in aid of cancer patients.  I congratulate them whole hea ... Read on »