Mindful Monday

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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather… Continue reading

Wrapping Up Infertility Week

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  It’s time to wrap up this special week of guest posts with deep gratitude to Justine, Laurel, Sharon, Stacey, Catherine and Chloe for generously taking part.  In each of their heartfelt stories,… Continue reading

Justine’s Story: Changing the Definition of Acceptance

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I am a survivor of infertility. I am a thriver of infertility, anxiety and depression. My recovery means making the daily choices to manage the lifelong losses of infertility and the consequences of… Continue reading

Laurel’s Story

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They say that having cancer changes you. Not just in the obvious visible ways—but fundamentally, as a person and on the deepest of levels. Since my initial breast cancer diagnosis in 2010 I’ve… Continue reading

Adopting After Cancer: A Love Story

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I was first diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age 29, way back in 1988. The protocol at that time was to tell women to wait 5 years before getting pregnant or,… Continue reading

Chloë’s Story: Fertility and the Single Girl

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I’ll be honest from the outset. I’m single, with no children, and I’m 40 in June, and I accept that this current absence of love for another person affects the way I view… Continue reading

Catherine’s Story: The Children of my Daydreams

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  Years ago, and I mean nearly ten years ago, my husband – then boyfriend – and I would lay in bed on a Saturday morning and not get out till about noon.… Continue reading

A Constant Reminder: Stacey’s Story

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When was the first day of your last period? That’s the question the nurse asked me at my annual gynecological exam on Friday. Here’s what I said: I don’t get my period anymore.… Continue reading

Infertility Support Week

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Today I want to take an opportunity to let you know what you can expect on the JBBC blog for this coming week.  This is a subject very close to my heart. Of all the… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: The World Cancer Day Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading