May 29, 2019

From the beginning of my brain tumour journey, it’s been the Hamilton group of hospitals that has been there every step of the way – Starting with my surgery at Hamilton General Hospital. Then Juravinski Cancer Centre – which especially holds a dear place in my heart. It’s where a majority of my treatment has taken place – where I have met and been treated by the most incredible, kind, caring medical staff.
I didn’t know who the Juravinskis were – Just that there was a cancer centre named after them – My amazing cancer centre. And then today I saw this article and video. They are donating even more! I feel honoured and so very blessed that I have been able to receive my treatment at this special group of hospitals. The doctors and nurses I have encountered make me believe in humanity and that there will always be hope to carry on.
Thank you to Charles and Margaret Juravinski!

May 14, 2019

Just wanted to let you know – My MRI date did get pushed forward – it is scheduled for next Monday, the 20th. It’s been a rough week and a half or so. Like I’ve mentioned before, I find the time before an upcoming MRI to be difficult both mentally and emotionally. It’s a time where I can’t hear about or think about anything. My mind just kind of shuts off. I forget about dreams and hopes, but can’t stop thinking about dreams and hopes. Steve and I have done again what we’ve done before pre-MRI – a little time together. Watching a movie that I’ve always wanted to see – catching up on our favourite shows – taking walks and looking around – re-reading the private thoughts and songs I’ve written down through the years. Still hoping and imagining and dreaming.