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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

More pictures can be found here.

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My highlights can be found here and my 365 project highlights can be found here.

My Big Fat Ego Moblog can be found here.

All the dailymes can be found here.

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I'll be walking in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life on June 2nd. If you can help me to raise money, by donating yourself, or by spreading the word, that would be greatly appreciated.

You can make a donation here. All the money goes to the American Cancer Society.

You can read about my own cancer experience here.

There is cancer on both my side, and my husband's side of the family. While I hope our daughter will never need to benefit from it personally, I'd like to keep funding organizations that provide support and encourage research.
24th May 2007, 03:41   | tags:,,,


just read your blog. whew. I have to go for a CT scan today...

24th May 2007, 03:52

Tori says:

parabolichobo - oh no, I hope they don't find anything serious, but I hope they figure out whatever it is that has made you start looking.

24th May 2007, 03:55

Tori I and my surgeon don't THINK it's anything too bad - I had to have a lot of abdominal surgery 13 years ago, and the scarring causes problems, we think it may be hernias at the ends of the scars... I've had to wait almost 3 months now for this scan despite the original letter stating that the waiting list was 6 weeks - I can just see this developing into a story similar to your own!
In the UK we have dedicated Macmillan Nurses to deal specifically with terminal cancer patients, and I do at least one sponsored cycle ride per year for them (my dad died of cancer many years ago, in the days when the C word was never mentioned)

24th May 2007, 04:02

Tori says:

Thank you very much Mandy :)

24th May 2007, 04:14

Tori says:

Yeah "the C word" that was what my original plan for the photo shoot was, but then I messed around with this and liked it better.

I have a relative who referred to hers as "some funny cells".

My grandmother and her siblings grew up downwind from the Nevada test sites, *shudder* They've pretty much all had some form or another.

24th May 2007, 04:16

my dad was a coalminer all his life, so no surprises there.

24th May 2007, 04:19

Sprocket says:

Your experiences show what an absolute screw-up the health service can be.

*sends hugs and positive energy*

24th May 2007, 06:23

540air says:

Couldn't agree more Sprocket. Off to check my paypal account now.

24th May 2007, 10:10

Viv says:

an horrific story - hope the walk goes really well

thank God my NHS provision is really good here

hope all is ok with you Para

24th May 2007, 11:48

eroika says:

Wow, thank you for sharing your story. The health insurance system is so screwed up here. My step-father died of cancer in 1999 and my mom and I were with him when he died. Good luck with your walk *many hugs and positive thoughts*!

24th May 2007, 15:57

Tori says:

Thanks for the supportive thoughts guys. The walk should be fun, a friend walks with me and the family goes down to the park for the luminaria ceremony where everybody there walks around the track once with a lit candle. It is quite a sight, all those candles moving slowly around the track, but it is the most dangerous part of the night too as all the melting wax is drip drip dripping.

Oh, and thanks for the HL.

24th May 2007, 18:19

MaggieD says:

Hi Tori,
Have tried to contribute ... hope it got through ... good luck with the walk .... :)

24th May 2007, 18:37

Tori says:

It did! Thank you very much :)

24th May 2007, 18:41

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24th May 2007, 18:44

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