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World Lymphoma Awareness Day – September 15th

10:11am. September 15th 2014. 

How I’m feeling: Tired. This funny chemically taste in mouth has been really acting up and getting to me this weekend. I’m still smiling from a great weekend 🙂 

This afternoon, I have my second half of my GDP chemo treatment cycle #2. As mentioned at some point in my previous posts, the second halves are less aggressive than the first, as I’m only getting the “G” from “GDP” – but even then, my side effects can be unpredictable. So, who knows how I’ll be over the new couple of days. I’m just hoping that I’ll be better than I was last week. Last week was B-R-U-T-A-L.

As I sit here trying to mentally, emotionally and physically “prep” for this afternoon’s chemo treatment as best as I can, this pops up in my Facebook Newsfeed:


It’s World Lymphoma Awareness Day today! I myself am still trying to understand Lymphoma Cancer myself – and I’m one of the 80, 000 Canadians that have been diagnosed and are living with it. I am right in the thick of treatment and am still trying to wrap my head around it. There is just so much to learn every single day. And so, can I ask you for a favour? Do you best to try to spread the word? Here are some simple ways:

Also, here is a great event that’s taking place at one of my favourite venues in the Toronto downtown core, Canada’s National Ballet School (Ouch! Dance withdrawal. I’ll be back sweating it out in the studio soon!)


On November 2nd, the studio floors of the gorgeous Canada’s National Ballet School will be covered in yoga mats and incredible supporters to raise awareness and fundraise for Lymphoma Canada. I will likely be admitted in Princess Margaret Hospital getting my stem cel transplant on November 2nd, so I won’t be able to take part in this. But if you are interested and would like to find a way to support – this could be a fun way. My sister has put together a team in my honour called “CVKickingCancersAss” (search for it here) and so if you would like to join the team or donate, please do so! 🙂

Wish me luck for today’s chemo session! I get nervous, sad and scared every.single.time. I’m not quite sure how to not be. Lend me a little bit of that “Monday, start of the week, I’m going to F$#$ing run this world” energy? 🙂

Buh bye for now! Love you all. Sincerely, I do.

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