Archive for June, 2012
Lynn’s Comments: I have been on Facebook for over 5 years now. I have maintained my friendships and have made new friends as well. I have been documenting my journey through a cancer diagnosis and received a kind offer of a Paraffin Hand Wax treatment from a Facebook friend, B.M. Ramirez in March 2012. I let her know that I was unable to do any salon visits during Chemotherapy, but could do so after my last Chemo session in May 2012. So, finally I booked an appointment to visit The Urban Beauty Bar and had my Paraffin Hand Wax treatment today. It was relaxing, and the wax felt good on my hands. After the treatment, my skin felt soft. I am extremely grateful for the gift of this treatment from B.M. Ramirez.
Here’s a video outlining the Paraffin Hand Wax treatment:
Lynn’s Comments: I received an email about National Cancer Survivor’s Day in May 2012 in Toronto celebrating the life of Dr. Robert Buckman. I was not familiar with this day before, but decided to sign up for the festivities at ELLICSR, Health & Wellness Cancer Survivorship Centre, located in the basement of the Toronto General Hospital.
As I had a few errands on June 11, I arrived at the celebration in the afternoon and was quite impressed with the set up. I was greeted warmly at the sign in desk, and walked down the hallway, while viewing lots of art from all the survivors. Then I picked up my goodie bag and entered the Centre at the reception. I saw a few older ladies with food and explored the other rooms, arriving at the cooking area. Treats were being served and I helped myself.
Overall, I don’t feel the need to buy into being a Survivor, and much prefer the term “Cancer Graduate” as commonly used by Lisa Ray. Nonetheless, it is very reassuring to be among others who have followed similar journeys as myself and who have made it! One of the gifts in the goodie bag was a book by Dr. Robert Buckman titled “Cancer is a word, not a sentence”. I am scheduled to enter the Cancer Survivorship Program at ELLICSR in July 2012 and I do strongly feel that cancer indeed is just a word about an imbalance in the body.
Below is a Flash Mob Dance video from National Cancer Survivors Day in 2011: