I've had a very busy couple of days. Thursday was difficult. I attended the memorial for my friend Alanna's husband, Ron. The whole thing was a truly lovely tribute to the man and true to he and Alanna and their boys. People were asked to wear sport jerseys -- very fitting for such an athlete. My heart aches for Alanna and the boys.
When I was reading the paper Thursday morning, an article about an "Inspired Health" workshop caught my eye. The article described a full day session right here in Saskatoon about nutrition, supplements, vitamins, exercise and alternative therapies for people living with cancer. It sounded exactly like what I'd been expecting/hoping would have been provided by our Cancer Centre (but wasn't, of course ... not even a little bit). I picked up the phone immediately and dialed the 1-800 number that was provided. I didn't realize that the workshop was TODAY until I got a return call saying as much. I felt it was so important to attend, I jumped at the chance and so I spent my day at Queen's House instead of at work. It was worth it. It was VERY worth it. I so wish I'd had an opportunity to acquire all of this information earlier in my "cancer journey" (as it seems to be called). Even with all of the research I've done, I still have so many questions, doubts, and confusion about many things. This answered so much of that. Over the next while, as I go through the rest of the materials that were provided and that I haven't looked at yet, I'll share some of what I learned. Somebody, at least, might be interested to know some of the ways we can improve our chances of avoiding cancer or preventing it's recurrence.
Right now, though, I'm exhausted!!