Making Life My Vacation is designed to celebrate your new look on life and bring attention to all the positive changes in your life since you or a close one has been diagnosed with cancer. Here you will find inspiration, humour and motivation.

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your own story on how you're now making life a vacation!


MY ROOM IS NOT READY YET!
My Mom has pancreatic cancer.  She is 79 years young and only found out about her cancer five months ago.  Mom chose to undergo surgery to remove the distal end of the pancreas, but when they operated, cancer was found everywhere.  With this discovery, the doctors decided to forgo the surgery.  She is an unbelievable strong......
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WITH ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
I went for my yearly mamogram on May 18th, 2006, and the doctor found a lump.  A biopsy was ordered.  When I went to see the doctor for the results, he told me I had breast cancer.  In order to fight the cancer, I underwent surgery, followed by chemotherapy.  At present, I am half way through.......READ MORE >>>

SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF
If you have been in the cancer game, you know how many appointments and tests you have to go through to be able to proceed with the treatment(s) that will help you fight your cancer.  You cannot be impatient waiting for appointments.  You have to count on the entire day for an appointment.  That way if the appointment is on time, or the tests go smoothly and you get out in a timely manner, you feel wonderful.  A very close friend of ours........ READ MORE >>>

WALKIN' THE DOG
Four and a half out of five weeks of radiation treatment had been completed. Traveling to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto was an hour and a half to a two hour trip each way. Luckily I had great friends who took turns driving me to the hospital. That is another story unto itself. Anyways back to the story. It was a rainy Monday afternoon in March........ READ MORE >>>

WHAT GOTCHA?
It was in the spring and I was out riding my bicycle when I needed to stop at a gas station and fill up one of my tires. The mechanics and a few friends were standing around having a cigarette and one of the guys asked me “What gotcha?” Just to back up a little, after I had radiation for the cancer in my mouth, they operated a few months later and removed....... READ MORE >>>

WHAT WAS I THINKING?
Having looked out my hospital room window and seen a man walking his dog in the rain, it made me realize how much I love dogs. We always had a dog when I was growing up. When we were first married, we had a yellow lab. After seven years of allergic reactions from most of the family we had to give it to a friend of ours. After a move to Baltimore........ READ MORE >>>

SAVE THE PENIS PARTY!
When I found out that my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I immediately felt distant, removed and helpless. Living over 4000km attending university in Victoria, the distance seemed infinite. If the tables were turned and it was me who had cancer, my parents would not even think twice about relocated to Victoria if it was necessary...... READ MORE >>>

 


"What makes cancer so horrific is how it continues to torment and taunt its victims long after the treatments are finished"

– The Globe and Mail

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