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it will be a Good Fight
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I continue to heal and recharge with another week of rest behind me. Here’s a quick summary: Today my weight is 79 kg (174 lbs). I’ve been at that weight consistently for a couple of days. I can swallow almost everything with little difficulty. I still keep water handy when I eat just in case …. Read More
It is hard to believe that I’ve come to the end of eight weeks since my first day of chemotherapy and radiation. Unlike recent weeks, I improve daily. It wasn’t long ago getting my weight down to 76 kg (168 lbs) was a unattainable dream. Today that dream is a reality but more of a …. Read More
My name is David Stuewe and I write on behalf of the Segelberg Trust, Big Cove Advisory Committee and The Friends of Big Cove. Big Cove YMCA Camp or Big Cove, is a residential camp for children aged 6–16 located in Thorburn, Nova Scotia. The camp is the oldest residential camp in Canada, founded by …. Read More
This is my long-time friend Mike George. He is one of my heros; an unassuming man of remarkable courage, strength, determination, and conviction. I will say more later in the post but for now, I encourage you to spend 15 minutes of your life playing his clip titled How To Manage the Chaos. In his …. Read More
Thankfully at the end of week 7, I am feeling a whole lot better than I was at the start of the week. I was warned to be expect two difficult weeks after the conclusion of treatment but I was not ready to be so miserable. During these two challenging weeks, I have dropped 7 …. Read More
Started the week with a spike in my temperature. All cancer patients are issued a yellow card to present at any ER in Nova Scotia. It moves you to the front of the line. Any increase in temperature is a sign of infection and given a compromised immune system can quickly escalate if not dealt …. Read More
There is no way to sugarcoat Week 6. It is the first time since this started that I have felt miserable. The good news is the worst appears to be behind me. I was warned to expect more side effects but given how well I’ve been throughout treatment, I was not ready for where I …. Read More
There will be more details in tomorrow’s summary of Week 6. In brief, it was the most miserable week since the start of my treatment. But I am improving so like every black cloud, there is a silver lining. My weight is at 77.5 kg (171 lbs) taken today at 6:00 pm. I struggle to …. Read More
It’s a tradition in the Catholic Church during the weeks leading up to Easter that all those who are going to be baptized, confirmed and/or receive the Eucharist at Easter receive a copy of the Creed and the our Father. These symbolize the key prayers of our faith; what we believe, and what Jesus taught …. Read More
Today, Monday, March 16, 2020 I completed my cancer treatment. That includes: Twenty-five radiation treatments Five chemotherapy sessions I am now in a rest and recovery period of four to six weeks. During this time, I will have: Another PET Scan to ensure my cancer is still localized to the distal end of my esophagus. …. Read More
I have Cancer. I plan to face this challenge with dignity, courage, humour, grace and faith in God. I invite you to eavesdrop on my next life adventure.
I hope to reconnect with past friends and make new friends as I strive to become a cancer survivor.
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