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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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For Caregivers -The Smallest Gesture Means The Most by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Being a caregiver is not easy at all.  Caregivers carry enormous responsibilites everyday.  Not only do we have the never ending stress on a daily and hourly basis of kno ... Read on »
Take a Break - Sometimes It's Worth It by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Lost your appetite?  Feeling nauseated?  Losing weight? If any of these questions sound all too familiar in your current health situation, then maybe what you need is ... Read on »
Have You Eaten Your Pears Today? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Such a simple thing to do EAT PEARS, but I truly believe that the benefits any cancer patient will obtain by doing so, is indescribable.  I buy pears packed in wa ... Read on »
Sometimes You Need a Little Boost by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For patients who are finding it difficult to maintain a normal appetite due to cancer treatments, have you thought about adding a supplement such as Boost or Ensu ... Read on »
Lots of Great Information Here by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just wanted to share a link with your about some great information sessions that will be available online, actually starting today.  Go to the CancerCare website at the fol ... Read on »
Without a Doubt You "Are" Loyal by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have not writen here for almost two months now.  It's difficult to keep the blog going as I need to take a break sometimes - so that's just what I did.  Every now and the ... Read on »
Nutritious Breakfast Idea by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Cancer patients may experience weight loss - sometimes due to loss of taste and no real desire to eat in your usual manner.  Tiredness as well is one of the most prevelant ... Read on »
God Is Always There by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Went for a walk one morning last week in the early hours.  As caregiver, we also have difficult days but we tend to hide it from the outside world, because we ... Read on »
Cancer Chat Cafe - A New Page by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have created a separate page to display my Chat Forum to allow a larger space for displaying viewer comments.  Many of you recently have been posting your comments and I ... 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 »
Spring Has Sprung - LIFE IS GOOD by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's the first day of SPRING !    Winter is finally fading and in my flower garden the pheony shoots are already up about two inches.  The evenings are getting longer n ... Read on »
Do NOT Worry by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been a stressful week around here.  After some hospital tests and not great results, my husband had to go back for more testing yesterday.  Of course, whenever your me ... Read on »
Words That Encourage by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Some days I honestly don't know how my husband keeps going.  Remember how you feel sometimes when you get a cold or the flu?  All you want to do is just lay down, sl ... Read on »
Giving Feels Good by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last month one of my posts  "The Exorbitant Cost of Cancer"   described the high costs that cancer brings to families.  Reading about these costs do not really hit home, un ... Read on »
LIVE CHAT by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am going to have a LIVE CHAT right here on my blog in the opening Chat Forum this Thursday, March 3rd beginning at 6:30PM Eastern Standard Time. Just access my websi ... Read on »
One Small Step ...... by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am currently lobbying government to have the drug Afinitor included in our province's spring budget so that kidney cancer patient's can then access the drug more readily, ... Read on »
Cancer Website by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Thought I would post the website of the World Cancer Congress for your reference. I find it interesting or sad to note that Canada has never hosted one of these conferences ... Read on »
Health Care Accountability by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If anyone reading today's post has NEVER encountered a problem within the health care system, congratulations! I am not trying to be coy here with my suggestion that t ... Read on »
Exorbitant Costs of Cancer by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We all know that cancer is expensive!  If you are a cancer patient, you face those high financial costs.  Today I'm looking at the high costs of cancer as it relates indivi ... Read on »
Chemerical - Have You Seen It? by Deb Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer While scrolling down the televison channels the other night, I came across a very interesting documentary entitled       Chemerical:  Redefining Clean (you can ... Read on »