It’s been almost a month since I lost my mom to breast cancer. It’s still so surreal. I go about my days as per usual, continuing my regular routine knowing in the back of my mind that I will never see or talk to her again. It’s important to keep busy, and ensure that I am able to share my feelings and emotions, thank goodness for this blog! It will get better with time, I know that, but I also know that my life will never be the same.
I recently participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure here in Winnipeg as captain for Team Bells and Whistles. What an amazing event! It was so great to such large volumes of people who were there as supporters, survivors and even newly diagnosed. I can’t wait to get better organized for next year’s run on October 5, 2014.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is currently running a very cool campaign called #OneNewThing. It’s about making lifestyle changes to reduce your risk for breast cancer. Women across the country are sharing their stories about the #OneNewThing they are doing to live healthier and hopefully prevent themselves from getting breast cancer.
What #OneNewThing will I do to continue to reduce my risk of breast cancer? Maybe learn to swim, learn to skate, yoga? There are so many things I haven’t done!
I do know that I need to get some screening tests done and urge my sister to do that as well. The doctors were surprised at how aggressive mom’s cancer was, so we need to be extra diligent.
I will continue to get better at eating healthy foods, increasing my physical activities and ensuring my daughters do the same. I’m always pushing my limits and boundaries on a daily basis, this will be no different.
What’s your #OneNewThing to reduce your risk of breast cancer?
Share your story, I look forward to sharing mine!