Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share a quick update with you that my friend and favourite radio star Don Vail is testing the waters with a new podcast “The Don Vail Podcast: Living With Purpose” and he asked me to be his first guest! I was honoured that he asked me and quickly agreed.... Continue Reading →
#HeatherStrong version of March Madness
When most people think of “March Madness”, I’m sure they think of the ever popular NCAA basketball tournament. This year, we’re going to do a #HeatherStrong version. I have so much going on that I think it deserves the name March Madness. It’s been almost 3 months since we switched my chemo from Folfox to... Continue Reading →
Update, #HeatherStrong store & some fun events!
Hello! It’s been a while, so I wanted to touch base with some updates and fun upcoming events. A few weeks ago, I went to Toronto to see my colon surgeon Dr. Q for my “standard check up” colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have my official follow up call with him tomorrow, but he came out... Continue Reading →
2023 New year update
Hello everyone, I hope you are all settled into 2023. We had a lovely (verrrrry snowy) Christmas and (rainy) New Year’s Eve! I spent a lot of time with family and friends which was perfect, considering last year I was in COVID jail in Toronto (although Jackie and I did make the best time of... Continue Reading →
New chemo drug today
Hi all, I’ve had a busy few weeks coordinating scans getting to the right doctors and booking upcoming appointments. As a lot of you know, working with Oncology in Owen Sound and surgeries in Toronto takes a lot of organizing and coordinating on my end, so my love for process is really coming in handy.... Continue Reading →
Update: 1st Meeting with Dr. Sap!
Happy Wednesday everyone, I’m hot off the heels of chemo yesterday, where I finally didn’t have the shaking, chills & fever side effect, thank goodness! My Oncologist suggested I take Tylenol before arriving, and they gave me the IV meds a bit earlier than last time, so that must have been the magical combination! Today... Continue Reading →
More #HeatherStrong merch & appointment booked!
Happy (snowy) Friday everyone! We are living in a snow globe up in Owen Sound today, so staying cozy inside and thought I’d give you a small update. After many requests, we have opened the #HeatherStrong store back up AND have added new merchandise! Not only can you still get a cotton tee, athletic tee... Continue Reading →
MRI follow up & #HeatherStrong Day
Hi all, I’ve finally come down off the high of the amazing #HeatherStrong Day on Sunday, November 6th. We had about 45 people come out to the “in person” event in Owen Sound, and what felt like hundreds participating world-wide! We had a great group of walkers and runners in Owen Sound. With some great... Continue Reading →
#HeatherStrong Day – Sunday, November 6th & Quick Update
Hi All, I'm not holding out on you! I know we are all on pins and needles waiting to hear the results from the MRI that I had on October 15th, but Dr. McG had to reschedule last week's phone appointment to today, and, I unfortunately received an email from his (amazing) admin letting me... Continue Reading →
Join the #HeatherStrong day: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Hello All, As I eagerly await the next step in the process to see if I will be accepted into the liver transplant trial (MRI is this Saturday & follow up meeting with Dr. McG on Oct 27th!), I’m distracting myself with planning a #HeatherStrong Day! Many of you have participated in previous #HeatherStrong Days,... Continue Reading →
Over $67,000 raised today & a thank you message to each of you at the end!
What! A! Day! Bounce Radio 92.3 & the Owen Sound Hospital Foundation’s “Radio for Oncology” was a huge success today. The goal was $20,000 to get 4 more new recliner chairs for the infusion clinic in the Oncology unit at the Owen Sound Hospital. That goal was hit by 10:30am and when things wrapped up... Continue Reading →
Listen live: Bounce 92.3 Radio For Oncology…Today!
Hello, my wonderful #HeatherStrong community, Today is a very fun day. It is the Radio for Oncology fundraiser on Bounce Radio 92.3! The goal was to raise $20,000 for 4 new chairs for the infusion clinic in Oncology at the hospital in Owen Sound and that goal was hit at 10:30am today!!!!! As of a... Continue Reading →
Last day to get your #HeatherStrong gear & mark your calendars: Nov 6, 2022 #HeatherStrong Day
Hello All, The #HeatherStrong store will close tomorrow, so get any last minute orders in! If you haven’t been into the page yet, I highly encourage you to go just to read the funny reviews my cousin wrote on each item - see the photo for a sneak peak! Again, thanks to the fine folks... Continue Reading →
En route to liver transplant trial – Step 1 ✅ & last call for #HeatherStrong tees/hats
Happy Friday everyone, My call with Dr. McG was supposed to be yesterday, and after waiting all day and evening, he was called into a transplant surgery. I was feeling a bit frustrated but tried to stay positive and know that he was helping someone that needed him more than I did. The call was... Continue Reading →
#HeatherStrong merch store open until Sept 20!
Hi all, Happy September! I hope you all had an amazing summer. I’m just home from my 8th chemo in a row without it being pushed, which is very exciting. My platelets have been up and down, but Dr. S and I have agreed that if they stay within these levels, we will keep me... Continue Reading →
#HeatherStrong update & video of my new house
Hello all, I’m just back from a few days in Winnipeg with the whole family and lots of family friends to celebrate the life of my dad’s sister, Aunt Christy, who passed away 1.5 years ago. We told stories, laughed and cried - it was a great celebration of life. The funeral was held on... Continue Reading →
More than a glimmer of hope!
Hello all, Last Friday, I closed on my house, so I’m officially a homeowner again! I don’t move in until July 11 when the moving truck comes with all my belongings that have been in storage since being moved out of my Newfoundland house 2 years ago. I can’t wait to open all the boxes... Continue Reading →
Some bumps in the road, but all is ok!
Hello all, Unfortunately, just a few short days after my last blog post, I had my chemo on Wednesday, April 14, and by Good Friday, I wasn’t feeling well. I had nausea, a fever, abdominal pain and with that, I went to the ER in Owen Sound. They ran tests, did bloodwork, did a CT... Continue Reading →
An update & some exciting (non-cancer) news!
Hello all! For those of you that follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, you may have seen the pictures from my trip to Mexico and saw I had an amazing time (I’ve included 2 pics below). The trip was absolutely perfect and the gang of friends I was with made it once-in-a-lifetime. It was a... Continue Reading →
CT scan results & off to Mexico!
Hi all, A short and sweet update for you, as I throw the last few things in my suitcase and run out the door! Good news from the ct scan last night! Dr. S just called and the tumours in the liver are stable (not bigger or smaller as compared to the November scan) and... Continue Reading →