Playing Ringette

Last night, I played my first ringette game in 2.5 years, and it was fun! 

I have a ways to go, but Dawn says I played and made some cracking saved!

I want to thank the Indus Blue Herrons for having me out to play!

Now I must sort out some equipment issues!

A thank you to carers

In the midst of Brain Tumour Awareness month, it has occurred to me, that a MASSIVE THANK YOU needs to go out to our carers: not only those who live with us and care for us on a daily basis, but those Parents,  Siblings, Grandparents,Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Children,  Friends and many more, that take us to countless appointments, comfort us through the horribleness of chemotherapy,have a knack of calling, texting or dropping by when we need it the most and generally supporting us in the best way they can. 

Thank you, so much to all of you who have been part of our journeys with us!
It really does take a village to treat and support a brain tumour patient. 

What an EPIC Day!

I got to send a rare weekday with my love, as she took the day off to take me to my MRI review. 

GREAT news, as it’s clear and stable! My next one four months again!
As if that wasn’t enough, this evening, I got on the ice in full goalie gear for a lesson at World Pro Goaltending!
I have some things to work on, but it’s a great start! 

A short video of my ice time!

I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

another two year anniversary!

Last night, I was looking at “On This Day” on Facebook and was reminded that two years ago today was my surgery. 

My timeline was filled with amazing messages and they made me leak😢 thank you all!

What strikes me about this is, it wasn’t at the front of my mind, facebook had to remind me!which means life really is getting back to normal!

Now it’s my turn. Many of you need my thoughts and love, and here it is 🙇🏻🙇🏻🙇🏻🙇🏻🙇🏻

Marking the day!

in addition to having my story published today, I marked the day by having dinner with my three biggest supports in Dawn, Mom and Dad, and also a wonderful young friend, Andrew. 

After dinner, Dawn took Andrew and I skating at the Olympic Oval,  where I completed 5 laps of the Oval, 4 completely on my own-which was my goal for this week!

Thanks for the companionship Andrew!


Something to share!

today marks the two year milestone of my brain tumour diagnosis, and I have something to share!

The Brain Tumour foundation of Canada has chosen to do a story on me and share it today!

The best news however, is that I’m feeling as strong as ever!

New volunteer gig

On my last day in the classroom this past school year, the teacher I was working with strongly urged me to find somewhere in the community to volunteer over the summer. 

It didn’t take much thought to come up with the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary, Falconridge club. The kids are broken into two groups: 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. 

I’ve had two shifts at the Club, one with each group, and I’ve really enjoyed it!

At the school, I was doing 4 2hr shifts a week. Now I am doing 3 3hr shifts a week, which I hope will increase my stamina with the longer shifts. 
I sense this is going to be a most rewarding summer!

MRI review

Well if yesterday was good news, today was GREAT news!

My latest MRI was clean and was stable compared to my last MRI in February!

My next scan is in four months, instead of three months!
I am also being moved from the main neuro oncology clinic into a post-treatment clinic!
I still have a ways to go, but I’m working hard at it. 

The walk for the Brain Tumour Foundation is coming up in just over a week. If you could please donate to my team, I would be so appreciative. A link to our team page is either below or on the right. 

Thanks for following!

Another Milestone

today marked another milestone in my journey, as my file was closed by my psychiatrist!
Depression is not unexpected in cancer patients, and I was taken into PsychoSocial care at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) in February of 2014.  Since then, I have been seeing a psychologist and then a psychiatrist. 

Today, I met with my Psychiatrist who decided that I am no longer in need of psychoSocial care and has closed my file!
Along with all other care I have received through the TBCC, this care was top-notch. 


Now, fingers crossed for more good news at my MRI review tomorrow!

Visiting The Calgary Zoo

15 months and 4 days ago, Dad, Mom and Dawn decided I needed to get out of the house to for at least a few hours to clear the dark cloud of depression. Today the depression is gone and I toured the Zoo under the power of my own two feet. 

Days like today help me see just how far I’ve come in this journey. Without a doubt, I wouldn’t have got here with the small amount of grace I have without the amazing support of Dawn, Mom and Dad pulling and pushing me when needed. 

I am also eternally grateful to my Grandparents for the countless rides to appointments. And to the family and friends who have been able to take me on “dates” 

I am also thankful for the family and friends near and far who support me in their own special ways.