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Radiation Graduation

Posted December 23, 2015 by Ted Bird

Entry 6 in the colorectal cancer blog journal “I’ve Got a Mass in My Ass”.  Was it really just six weeks ago that I arrived at the Royal Victoria Hospital oncology ward as a wide-eyed wisp of a lad enchanted by a wondrous oasis of complimenta…

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Yay! Bonus radiation!

Posted December 16, 2015 by Ted Bird

Entry 5 in the colorectal cancer blog journal “I’ve Got a Mass in My Ass”.Turns out radiation therapy is like Petro Points: if you’re a regular customer you get a bonus.  Tomorrow was supposed to be my 25th and final radiation therapy session, but…

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It could always be worse – just ask Chief

Posted November 30, 2015 by Ted Bird

Entry 4 in the colorectal cancer blog journal “I’ve Got a Mass in My Ass”.Spent some quality time with the kids at the oncology ward last Friday, because what’s more fun on a ped day than watching your old man parade around bare-assed in a hospital gow…

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Everything is relative, including cancer

Posted November 23, 2015 by Ted Bird

Entry 3 in the colorectal cancer blog journal “I’ve Got a Mass in My Ass”.It’s been hugely gratifying to receive so many well wishes after my first couple of blog posts on dealing with a stage 3 colorectal cancer diagnosis.  In light of the much-a…

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Does this hospital gown make me look fat?

Posted November 18, 2015 by Ted Bird

Entry 2 in the colorectal cancer blog journal “I’ve Got a Mass in My Ass”Note to self: Not all hospital gowns are created equal.  Before my radiation treatment today, I grabbed one out of the usual pile and headed into the changing room, where I s…

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Oh, great, another “Look at me, I have cancer” blog

Posted November 17, 2015 by Ted Bird

  About ten weeks ago, I was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer, which apparently isn’t as bad as it sounds.  Right out of the gate, the doctor who performed the colonoscopy that revealed the tumour assured me it was “operable, tre…

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Why One OITNB Cast Member Is Running The Boston Marathon

Posted April 20, 2015 by Anonymous

Uzo Aduba plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on one of our favourite shows here in the UrbanMoms office, Orange Is The New Black. And while we are counting down the days until June 12th when season 3 drops, all eyes […]

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“Jeunesse,” miracle cure?

Posted March 9, 2015 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As you may know I just spent ten weeks in the hospital, four of them on life support, for complications from the flu! My recover has been sporadic until I tried this product from “Jeunesse.” They call it “Reserve” and it is a combination of many natural occurring substances that slow aging and […]

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Supporting Ovarian Cancer With Fun, Fashion & Firemen

Posted February 27, 2015 by Sonya

I had no idea that ovarian cancer is the most serious form of women’s cancer in Canada. An estimated 17,000 women live with ovarian cancer and 2,600 are diagnosed each year. But let’s not give up hope. We were invited […]

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The 10 Minutes That Could Lower Your Cancer Risk

Posted February 4, 2015 by Anonymous

Written by Brandie Weikle It’s not much fun to contemplate our risks for cancer. If you’ve lost a family member to any form of the disease, the thought may be doubly frightening. But information is power. In fact, research shows […]

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Book Review: Before I Go By Colleen Oakley

Posted February 3, 2015 by Anonymous

The day my mom was diagnosed with cancer we cut her hair short and dyed it purple. The colour description on the box said “Rich Mahogany,” but we decided to add the colour booster because, really, why the heck not? […]

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Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

Posted October 21, 2014 by Anonymous

Legendary fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, died Monday evening due to complications from cancer, reports The New York Times. He was 82. The news was confirmed by his wife, Annette de la Renta. The Dominican-born designer was first diagnosed with cancer back in […]

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