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In Which I Talk About Nothing In Particular by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For lack of anything exciting to write about (other than dreaming that I've recurred, which leads to me waking with curse words leaving my mouth because in my half-sleep s ... Read on »
For Jen, because I said I would by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 1. What time did you get up this morning? 11:30 a.m. It was a late night. 2. Diamonds or pearls? Pearls 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Um. Some S ... Read on »
More PSAs by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So Jenny's Belly is all better, so show her some love. Maureen has some cautiously good news (go over to her blog to get the full story) and may not be in relapse. The ... Read on »
Sharing what we know by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So a couple months ago I received an email asking me to moderate a new site for cancer patients, caregivers, and loved-ones called wikiCancer. Initially, I was uncertain - ... Read on »
The Personal Becomes Even More Political by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This sets my blood boiling. Apparently having only a single clinic to perform abortions one day a week with doctors flown in from out of state hasn't created enough of a s ... Read on »
PSAs by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For those of you who haven't heard, the marvellous and talented Maureen McHugh of Hodgkins and Me has relapsed, so send her your well-wishes and Rah Rah Rah's! and there i ... Read on »
Decisions by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Once again, Louise drops in to say 'hello,' and reassure you that, yes, I am still around, and no, I have not forgotten about this blog. Though it's hard to tell sometimes ... Read on »
Toronto Made Me Tuck My Pants Into My Boots by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For real. I swore I wouldn't do it, but now I do. It's just so much easier this way -- I don't walk on the bottom of my jeans. Um, yeah. So! Here I am. I haven't writte ... Read on »
Breaking Up is Hard to Do/ Happy Birthday to Me by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Because I've had a couple beers, and because I am now 26, and because this is a post I've been meaning to write for a really, really, reeeeeaaaalllly long time, I am about ... Read on »
PSA by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I took part! ___________________________________________________________________ This is a message to those of you who maintain/read/participate in blogs related to ... Read on »
Wait wait wait by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The doctor I want as my family doctor isn't accepting new patients until July. But never fear, internet friends, I've finally got my act together in order to find myself a ... Read on »
Yellow post-its by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have butterflies in my stomach. Since I got well, I've been amazed at how quickly my life moves and changes. It was never like that before. The whole cancer experienc ... Read on »
The cults of the famous and the dead. by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The supermarket shelves have been rearranged. It happened one day without warning. There is agitation and panic in the aisles, dismay in the faces of the older shoppers. T ... Read on »
Let's keep this posting ball rolling. by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I need to get my money's worth out of typepad, so here is my third or fourth post in a week! (cue roar of audience and hollers of adulation) I was having a beer with Ma ... Read on »
Love me, hate my body by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I don't know how it is for men, but I know women find it difficult to love or even appreciate their bodies. It's been an annoyance of mine since I was a child, hearing oth ... Read on »
Another step forward? by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer An article of interest to those of us with breast or ovarian cancer, or breast and ovarian cancer in the family. New breast cancer gene raises risk in Europeans So h ... Read on »
Turning Heads by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm excited to get a copy of this. It reminds me that I should pick up copies of my own bald pictures taken by an artist-friend in B.C. I'll be there in two weeks, hopeful ... Read on »
Radio on by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For those of you who like slightly irreverant stories of dealing with cancer, visit the This American Life website and listen to last week's episode, "Julia Sweeney" (I'll ... Read on »
It's about time by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Finally, the FDA has approved a vaccine against HPV, a disease which causes 70% of cervical cancers -- a disease which kills approximately 290, 000 women a year. Of cou ... Read on »
Heat unbearable stop please send ice stop by Louise Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am still here, though barely. Vacation and dad's wedding went off without a hitch, though can't say the same about the return home. Let's say I am "currently underemploy ... Read on »