I am honoured.

Wow! For those of you that are not aware, there was a wonderfully written article on my cancer journey featured in the Toronto Star this Sunday, as well as online today. Ever since this story went public, my phone and email have been going non-stop. Literally, the light on my phone just keeps flashing! I am overwhelmed by the support I have been receiving. I cannot thank all of you enough for your thoughtfulness, heartfelt wishes, and for sharing your advice and personal stories with me. You have all touched my heart. And it is very cool that I have a ton of new followers on my blog and a crazy amount of views in the last two days. Thanks, you guys are awesome!

So many of you have personally reached out to me and shared your stories of strength and courage, as well as offered kind words and wonderful advice. I sit there and cry when I read your words, good tears of course. I truly thank all of you from the bottom of my heart, and I continue to stand in utter amazement at the compassion and kindness of complete strangers. I would like to respond to each and every one of you directly and hope to do so over the next couple of days and weeks, so please bear with me. Like I said earlier, I am overwhelmed by all of your emails, comments, and support. This is exactly why I choose to write this blog, and I cannot believe the type of impact my story has had. I am honoured and humbled to know that so many are inspired or touched by my journey. Thank you.

Also, I stand in disbelief of how many have contacted me to request future articles to be written on me and my story in various outlets, the free goodies I have received (and who can resist free stuff), and the fact that I have been contacted by old friends from highschool! Unbelievable and so cool! I am speechless (which doesn’t happen all that often). So, Christian Louboutin, if you are reading this blog, I am a size five boot (in case you were wondering) 😉 And if anyone wants to invite me to galas and fancy dinners for cancer, feel free.

But really, what I would like to get out there is that I am incredibly grateful for all of you and your heartwarming support. You all make this world a better place. Please keep the emails and comments coming. I will continue to fight the fight and hopefully do my part to keep inspiring and motivating others not to give up. Let us fight together for targeted cancer research and funding, more options for metastatic  cancer patients, and a cure. One cancer death is one too many. I will never choose to accept it. Never.

With all my love,




Being Thankful

I apologize for posting this now (since Canadian Thanksgiving is pretty much over), but I have been having some technical difficulties lately with my computer and this blog site. They have not been cooperating well.

Anyhow, I am thankful for actually being able to post this just after midnight on Canadian Thanksgiving (I almost made it, people). And really, if that’s the worst thing going on right now, then things are pretty good on my end.

Thanksgiving is generally a time to be grateful for the wonderful things in life, and this year I seem to feel extra thankful for the good things in life. So I just want to say a little thank you in this post.


Thank you for my amazing husband who loves me to pieces. You make everything worthwhile.

Thank you for my wonderful family and friends who are always there for me through thick and thin (you know who you are).

Thank you to my parents and inlaws for constantly supporting me.

Thank you to my friends for checking in with me and letting me know you care.

Thank you for the delicious food that I am able to feast on.

Thank you for the possibility of trying alternative medicine.

Thank you for the doctors who are working on keeping me alive so I can continue writing these thanksgiving blog posts.

Thank you for raw desserts, especially raw chocolate….so good.

Thank you for the great country I live in. It’s awesome, eh?

Thank you for giving me strength and courage to go on even when faced with challenges.

Thank you for fall fashion. Living in a world with just flip flops wouldn’t feel right.

Thank you for giving me a sense of humour that allows me to take some things with a grain of salt (while preventing me from going off the deep end on several occasions).

Thank you for nice people who make all the meanies out there more tolerable.

Thank you for all of the TV shows I am currently addicted too.

Thank you to all those who dedicate their lives to helping others.

Thank you to all those who read my blog and inspire me each day.

Thank you to all the wonderful people I have met along the way on this journey.

Thank you to all those who have such faith in my words.

Thank you to my organs for still functioning properly. You guys rock!

Thank you for the ability to think logically and coherently (most of the time at least).

Thank you for the ability to move around with ease and feel pretty good.

Thank you to my immune system for keeping the cancer in check still. Please keep doing that!

Thank you to my lungs for doing the best you can given all the little tumors invading your space.

Thank you for allowing me to enjoy another Thanksgiving spent with my family. Two actually! Spoiled!

Thank you for the fact that I am still alive. Take that cancer!

Thank you for life.

Till next year, Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! And remember to be grateful for all the little and big things in life.

Love, health, and being thankful!