Induced Menopause

December 23, 2018

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Dog Therapy

Dog Therapy

December 23, 2018

Even before I was diagnosed, one of the greatest comforts and sources of joy in my life was my dogs. Now, more than ever, they have been there by my side whenever possible.

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Alternative Therapy: Acupuncture

Alternative Therapy: Acupuncture

December 23, 2018

One of the other therapies that I have embraced in the last couple of months is acupuncture. Not only can this help with pain reduction, but it can also help me to deal with some of the symptoms of induced menopause and the other effects of cancer.

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Ode to Karla

Ode to Karla

December 23, 2018

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Alternative Therapy: Yoga

December 23, 2018

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Christmas in Canada

December 22, 2018

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Alternative Therapies and Medicines

December 22, 2018

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Family Roles - Part One

December 22, 2018

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12 Days of Cancer - Badly Preformed by Karla & Erin

12 Days of Cancer - Badly Preformed by Karla & Erin

December 20, 2018 1 Comment

Happy Holidays to everyone who is facing cancer or is helping someone through cancer, My stage 4 diagnosis this past October 2018 came as a total shock. My cancer is not curable so my goal is to learn to live with cancer and enjoy my life to its fullest. I have 4 awesome dogs, 1 husband, 1 son, 2 stepsons, an incredible family and network of friends.

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

December 12, 2018

One thing I have learned along this journey is to have gratitude for all those people around and helping me. I know. It takes a village to manage a cancer patient like me. I wanted to take a minute just to acknowledge some of the amazing people who have stepped up and shown me all the love and support that they possibly could.

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Pain Meds and Other Frustrations

Pain Meds and Other Frustrations

November 28, 2018 2 Comments

I try to stay positive as much as possible but there are (obviously) some things about this that are just terrible and difficult to deal with. The reason that I was in the hospital for so long was because we were dealing with pain management and trying to get my pain under control.

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Going Home

Going Home

November 27, 2018 1 Comment

After spending nearly a month in the hospital, I was able to start November by going home. This was not an easy transition to make. While of course I wanted to get home to my family and dogs, the hospital was a very comforting and healing place for me. I felt a lot of love and support from the staff and knew that they were doing their best to take care of me.

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