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Olivia Marie Cantarutti ▪️ .
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Everything about today was perfect. I am so thankful for the love and support I was given, and the ability to birth my way, but more on that later. For now I am soaking in some sweet snuggles.
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#communityofkingstonmidwives #midwifery #birthaftertrauma #kingstonontario #ygkmoms #motherdaughter #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodintheraw

Olivia Marie Cantarutti ▪️ .
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Everything about today was perfect. I am so thankful for the love and support I was given, and the ability to birth my way, but more on that later. For now I am soaking in some sweet snuggles.
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#communityofkingstonmidwives #midwifery #birthaftertrauma  #kingstonontario #ygkmoms #motherdaughter #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodintheraw
15 0 10 minutes ago
Finally tree is up. #christmastree #christmas2019 #gavin #kingstonontario
1 0 16 minutes ago
Yes, the third frog I found like this in the same area.  Schrodinger's Frog series 3 of 4  #schrodingersfrog #schrodingersfrogkingston #schrodingersfrogseries #kingston #kingstonontario #crowflow #crowflowphotography #beautyiseverywhere #oddbutbeautiful
0 0 37 minutes ago

Time to pour some @polymeres_technologies Chill Ice 2 epoxy! This maple slab is about to be turned into a one of a kind dining table for @oldcountry_bab and her family. We’re going to be using the transparent Black Chill drops to give it a Smokey grey colour. Stay tuned!
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#rivertable #epoxytable #resintable #interiordesign #customtable #customdiningtable #oneofakind #diningtable #custommade #bespoke #ygk #kingston #kingstonontario #ottawa #toronto #brockville #1000islands #perth #princeedwardcounty #napanee #gananoque #woodworking

Time to pour some @polymeres_technologies Chill Ice 2 epoxy! This maple slab is about to be turned into a one of a kind dining table for @oldcountry_bab and her family. We’re going to be using the transparent Black Chill drops to give it a Smokey grey colour. Stay tuned!
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#rivertable #epoxytable #resintable #interiordesign #customtable #customdiningtable #oneofakind #diningtable #custommade #bespoke #ygk #kingston #kingstonontario #ottawa #toronto #brockville #1000islands #perth #princeedwardcounty #napanee #gananoque #woodworking
56 3 1 hour ago

loving the historic buildings in downtown Kingston! and this is one of them right in front of the Central Library where i also love going to.

#kingstonontario #downtownwalk #beautifulkingston

loving the historic buildings in downtown Kingston! and this is one of them right in front of the Central Library where i also love going to.

#kingstonontario #downtownwalk #beautifulkingston
3 0 1 hour ago

Wanna hear a sad story? Saturday night was suppose to be our annual Christmas party except almost everyone backed out and Tyler was super sick. Regretfully we decided to cancel. This left us with over $100 worth of food for my giant charcuterie board I was planning on making.

So what does this mean? Tyler and I will be eating like royalty this week! Are you a charcuterie fan? What’s your favourite item to find on them? (I LOVE garlic stuffed olives and red pepper jelly!!!) #christmas #christmasfail #christmasparty #charcuterieboard #cheese #fancy #fancyasfuck #ilovecheese #kingstonontario #ygk

Wanna hear a sad story? Saturday night was suppose to be our annual Christmas party except almost everyone backed out and Tyler was super sick. Regretfully we decided to cancel. This left us with over $100 worth of food for my giant charcuterie board I was planning on making.

So what does this mean? Tyler and I will be eating like royalty this week! Are you a charcuterie fan? What’s your favourite item to find on them? (I LOVE garlic stuffed olives and red pepper jelly!!!) #christmas #christmasfail #christmasparty #charcuterieboard #cheese #fancy #fancyasfuck #ilovecheese #kingstonontario #ygk
21 14 1 hour ago

I'm just a girl, sitting in front of a food themed holiday tree, asking if we can pause our conversation so that I can take pictures of the afternoon sun being caught in the citrus on said tree...
@emilyglowry knows what I'm talking about... #isthatsomuchtoask #ygk #imjustagirl #christmastree #imadethis

I'm just a girl, sitting in front of a food themed holiday tree, asking if we can pause our conversation so that I can take pictures of the afternoon sun being caught in the citrus on said tree...
@emilyglowry knows what I'm talking about... #isthatsomuchtoask #ygk #imjustagirl #christmastree #imadethis
57 3 1 hour ago

Book #54 of 2019 is George Takei (et al.)’s They Called Us Enemy (2019) —
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“Childhood memories are especially slippery. Sweet and so full of joy, they can often be a misrendering of the truth. For a child, that sweetness… out of context and intensely subjective… remains forever real.”
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This graphic novel combines contradictions: the art is lovely and sentimental, but its subject matter is all anxiety. The setting of North American concentration camps is horrifying, but we have the perspective of George Takei as a child, with a sense of childhood adventure.
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This book does an excellent job showing the diverse range of Japanese adults’s reactions to camp life with understanding instead of condemnation.
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To stay sane reading dark history, I need to find the individuals defying the world’s fallen condition and helping fight for a better world: shout out to San Francisco lawyer 💕💕 Wayne Collins 💕💕 for putting in the WORK to re-establish Japanese Americans citizenship before they were deported after WW2.
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Also shout out to the cute ass religious Quaker, Herbert Nicholson, who braved violence from local idiots to deliver book donations to the various camps and take care of Japanese American’s pets. 💕

Book #54 of 2019 is George Takei (et al.)’s They Called Us Enemy (2019) —
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Childhood memories are especially slippery. Sweet and so full of joy, they can often be a misrendering of the truth. For a child, that sweetness… out of context and intensely subjective… remains forever real.”
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This graphic novel combines contradictions: the art is lovely and sentimental, but its subject matter is all anxiety. The setting of North American concentration camps is horrifying, but we have the perspective of George Takei as a child, with a sense of childhood adventure.
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This book does an excellent job showing the diverse range of Japanese adults’s reactions to camp life with understanding instead of condemnation.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To stay sane reading dark history, I need to find the individuals defying the world’s fallen condition and helping fight for a better world: shout out to San Francisco lawyer 💕💕 Wayne Collins 💕💕 for putting in the WORK to re-establish Japanese Americans citizenship before they were deported after WW2.
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Also shout out to the cute ass religious Quaker, Herbert Nicholson, who braved violence from local idiots to deliver book donations to the various camps and take care of Japanese American’s pets. 💕
19 3 3 hours ago

JUST IN CASE You Didn't Hear!
We are having a GIVEAWAY at our sister store @mymasterbedroom!
WINNER IS ANNOUNCED TOMORROW
December 16!
Here we GO!
Cue the music! 🎶 🎶 🎶
It's time for THE VERY LAST Bruce The Moose Give AWAY!
This year the prize will be a flannel Moose D/Q Duvet Set (inc. 2 shams) and a pair of Bruce The Moose Adorable Pillowcases!! As most of you know the rules - I will tell you again!
1) Tag 1 or 2 friends (we need more friends) 😊
2) Like & Share ALL new posts!
3) Like us on Instagram or Facebook to double your chances!
4) MOST IMPORTANTLY!
You have to "LIKE" or "FOLLOW Us! We cannot find you if you don't!
This is a local GiveAway The winner must pick up the prize in Belleville Ontario Canada!
Buy Locally Owned EveryBody Wins!
Good Luck Everyone!
#giveaway
#mymasterbedroom
#shoplocal
#buylocallyowned #buylocal #bellevilleontario #belleville #pec #princeedwardcounty #trentonontario #homedecor #masterbedroom #layeredliving
#duvetcover #bedroominspo #mymasterbedroom
#bedroomdecor #duvets #tosscushions
#bedroomdecor
#bedroomfurniture
#madeincanadamatters
#tweedontario #madocontario #kingstonontario
#brucethemoose #solidwood

JUST IN CASE You Didn't Hear! 
We are having a GIVEAWAY at our sister store @mymasterbedroom! 
WINNER IS ANNOUNCED TOMORROW 
December 16! 
Here we GO! 
Cue the music! 🎶 🎶 🎶 
It's time for THE VERY LAST Bruce The Moose Give AWAY! 
This year the prize will be a flannel Moose D/Q Duvet Set (inc. 2 shams) and a pair of Bruce The Moose Adorable Pillowcases!! As most of you know the rules - I will tell you again! 
1) Tag 1 or 2 friends (we need more friends) 😊 
2) Like & Share ALL new posts! 
3) Like us on Instagram or Facebook to double your chances! 
4) MOST IMPORTANTLY! 
You have to "LIKE" or "FOLLOW Us! We cannot find you if you don't! 
This is a local GiveAway The winner must pick up the prize in Belleville Ontario Canada! 
Buy Locally Owned EveryBody Wins! 
Good Luck Everyone! 
#giveaway 
#mymasterbedroom 
#shoplocal 
#buylocallyowned #buylocal #bellevilleontario #belleville #pec #princeedwardcounty #trentonontario #homedecor #masterbedroom #layeredliving 
#duvetcover #bedroominspo #mymasterbedroom 
#bedroomdecor #duvets #tosscushions 
#bedroomdecor 
#bedroomfurniture 
#madeincanadamatters
#tweedontario #madocontario #kingstonontario 
#brucethemoose #solidwood
21 10 5 hours ago

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT.
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Let's do this once more for old times sake!
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!
December 16!
Now, you better make sure you "follow" or "like" us!
Other wise I cannot find you! Random name picker is my helper!
Here we GO!
Cue the music! 🎶 🎶 🎶
It's time for THE VERY LAST Bruce The Moose Give AWAY!
This year the prize will be a flannel Moose D/Q Duvet Set (inc. 2 shams) and a pair of Bruce The Moose Adorable Pillowcases!! As most of you know the rules - I will tell you again!
1) Tag 1 or 2 friends (we need more friends) 😊
2) Like & Share ALL new posts!
3) Like us on Instagram or Facebook to double your chances!
4) MOST IMPORTANTLY!
You have to "LIKE" or "FOLLOW Us! We cannot find you if you don't!
This is a local GiveAway The winner must pick up the prize in Belleville Ontario Canada!
Buy Locally Owned EveryBody Wins!
Good Luck Everyone!
#giveaway
#mymasterbedroom
#shoplocal
#buylocallyowned #buylocal #bellevilleontario #belleville #pec #princeedwardcounty #trentonontario #homedecor #masterbedroom #layeredliving
#duvetcover #bedroominspo #mymasterbedroom
#bedroomdecor #duvets #tosscushions
#bedroomdecor
#bedroomfurniture
#madeincanadamatters
#tweedontario #madocontario #kingstonontario
#brucethemoose #solidwood

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT.
.

Let's do this once more for old times sake! 
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW! 
December 16! 
Now, you better make sure you "follow" or "like" us! 
Other wise I cannot find you! Random name picker is my helper! 
Here we GO! 
Cue the music! 🎶 🎶 🎶 
It's time for THE VERY LAST Bruce The Moose Give AWAY! 
This year the prize will be a flannel Moose D/Q Duvet Set (inc. 2 shams) and a pair of Bruce The Moose Adorable Pillowcases!! As most of you know the rules - I will tell you again! 
1) Tag 1 or 2 friends (we need more friends) 😊 
2) Like & Share ALL new posts! 
3) Like us on Instagram or Facebook to double your chances! 
4) MOST IMPORTANTLY! 
You have to "LIKE" or "FOLLOW Us! We cannot find you if you don't! 
This is a local GiveAway The winner must pick up the prize in Belleville Ontario Canada! 
Buy Locally Owned EveryBody Wins! 
Good Luck Everyone! 
#giveaway 
#mymasterbedroom 
#shoplocal 
#buylocallyowned #buylocal #bellevilleontario #belleville #pec #princeedwardcounty #trentonontario #homedecor #masterbedroom #layeredliving 
#duvetcover #bedroominspo #mymasterbedroom 
#bedroomdecor #duvets #tosscushions 
#bedroomdecor 
#bedroomfurniture 
#madeincanadamatters
#tweedontario #madocontario #kingstonontario 
#brucethemoose #solidwood
24 11 6 hours ago

Repeat customer in with the wife’s vehicle for the Full Detail Package and a 1st stage buff.
Yesterday’s job picked up today 😊

Thanks again

#ktown #ygk #kingstonontario #kingstoncanada #detailersofinstagram #detailer #detailers #detailing #detailingdaily #detailingworld #detailingaddicts #detailingcars #cardetailing #autodetailing #vehicledetailing #enginedetailing #kia #kiaoptima

Repeat customer in with the wife’s vehicle for the Full Detail Package and a 1st stage buff.
Yesterday’s job picked up today 😊

Thanks again

#ktown #ygk #kingstonontario #kingstoncanada #detailersofinstagram #detailer #detailers #detailing #detailingdaily #detailingworld #detailingaddicts #detailingcars #cardetailing #autodetailing #vehicledetailing #enginedetailing #kia #kiaoptima
7 0 6 hours ago

There's something about Holiday treats and meals that nourishes not just the stomach but also your well-being. Check out our new blog post on self-care and meals and bonus, we put a receipe for peppermint candy canes popcorn.

Link in bio and ⬇️ https://cher-mere.ca/blogs/news/self-care-through-holiday-treats-and-sharing-with-friends

#chermere #holidaysnacks #community #selfcare #dayspa #kingstonontario #ygk #tastysnacks

There's something about Holiday treats and meals that nourishes not just the stomach but also your well-being. Check out our new blog post on self-care and meals and bonus, we put a receipe for peppermint candy canes popcorn.

Link in bio and ⬇️ https://cher-mere.ca/blogs/news/self-care-through-holiday-treats-and-sharing-with-friends

#chermere #holidaysnacks #community #selfcare #dayspa #kingstonontario #ygk #tastysnacks
4 0 7 hours ago

Don’t forget to clear the snow off rooftops before heading to the car wash...this is for the safety of other vehicles behind as well for our employees... #carwash #expressdetailing #aquacarwashkingston #ygk #kingstonontario #cleancar #carlove

Don’t forget to clear the snow off rooftops before heading to the car wash...this is for the safety of other vehicles behind as well for our employees... #carwash#expressdetailing #aquacarwashkingston#ygk#kingstonontario #cleancar#carlove
3 0 7 hours ago

INTRODUCING #pantone2020 colour of the year: Classic Blue.
Check out some of the ways #joliehomedecor can help you be ahead of the 2020 colour trends.
We have loads of ways to get #classicblue into your home... come see how!
#colourtrends #2020 #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #ygk #kingston_on #kingstonontario #gan #gananoque #belleville #brockville #kingstonapproved #1000islands #picton #princeedwardcounty #furniture #homedecor

INTRODUCING #pantone2020 colour of the year: Classic Blue.
Check out some of the ways #joliehomedecor can help you be ahead of the 2020 colour trends.
We have loads of ways to get #classicblue into your home... come see how!
#colourtrends #2020 #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #ygk #kingston_on #kingstonontario #gan #gananoque #belleville #brockville #kingstonapproved #1000islands #picton #princeedwardcounty #furniture #homedecor
22 0 7 hours ago

Did someone say 80s themed Xmas party? 😎👉 “I work hard for this. I want you to know that.” – Tony Montana

#80sxmasparty #xmasparty #scarface #tonymontana #costume #kingstonontario #kingstoncanada #ygk #teamygk #hnainphotography

Did someone say 80s themed Xmas party? 😎👉 “I work hard for this. I want you to know that.” – Tony Montana

#80sxmasparty #xmasparty #scarface #tonymontana #costume #kingstonontario #kingstoncanada #ygk #teamygk #hnainphotography
9 0 7 hours ago

This weeks flavour combo is Candy Cane Cookies and chocolate. Nothing goes together quite like mint and chocolate. ⁠





#flavourcombo #ygk #kingston #kingstonontario #yumgk #tasty #delicious #local #buylocal #makeitourselves #makeitoutstanding #visitkingston #candycanecookies #candycane #elf #holiday #christmas #holidayflavours #holidaygelato

This weeks flavour combo is Candy Cane Cookies and chocolate. Nothing goes together quite like mint and chocolate. ⁠
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⁠#flavourcombo #ygk #kingston #kingstonontario #yumgk #tasty #delicious #local #buylocal #makeitourselves #makeitoutstanding #visitkingston #candycanecookies #candycane #elf #holiday #christmas #holidayflavours #holidaygelato ⁠
35 1 8 hours ago

Best way to #refresh your kitchen is with a new backsplash! Contact us today for your next project! #ygkentrepreneur #ygksmallbusiness #ygk #ygklove #kingston #kingston_on #homerenovation #homeupgrades #kingstonontario

Best way to #refresh your kitchen is with a new backsplash! Contact us today for your next project! #ygkentrepreneur #ygksmallbusiness #ygk #ygklove #kingston #kingston_on #homerenovation #homeupgrades #kingstonontario
5 0 8 hours ago

Oh how I love my city. Bless these four souls #kingstonontario #kingston #kingstonontariocanada

Oh how I love my city. Bless these four souls #kingstonontario #kingston #kingstonontariocanada
21 1 9 hours ago

Some great clutter free gift ideas! I love it even suggests a professional organizer!! #hinthint
#greatgiftideas
#clutterfree

Some great clutter free gift ideas! I love it even suggests a professional organizer!! #hinthint
#greatgiftideas
#clutterfree
10 1 9 hours ago

Top #kingstonontario posts

1 year.....⁣

1 year since active treatment ⁣
1 year of hair growth ⁣
1 year of navigating life after cancer

2018 was awful. BRCA diagnosis, cancer diagnosis, double mastectomy, chemo. ⁣

I thought 2019 would be my year. Cancer was done. It was over! But I’m realizing it’s never really over.⁣ 2019 was much tougher than I expected. Life after cancer is much harder than I expected (and I was forewarned). I never would have thought it would be this hard and this long trying to get back to work, trying to get back to life. ⁣

I still grieve many losses. Including the loss of my breasts. The loss of my hair. The loss of my young innocence. ⁣
I still face the impacts and implications cancer can have on my life, my hopes, my dreams, and my future. ⁣

I see many survivors acknowledging how cancer has had positive impacts on their life. I’ve been trying to find the positive in my own story, and to be honest guys, I’m struggling. I’m also trying to decide if I HAVE to search for the positives. I feel like I’m letting life down if I don’t. Maybe my day will come. ⁣

For now, I am grateful to be a year away from the nightmare. Grateful that I still love and find so much fulfillment in my job, and grateful that I’m slowly returning to it. I’m grateful for the things I CAN do, and will do. I’m grateful for the love and support of wonderful people in my life. I’m grateful I get to share my story, and I’m grateful if it inspires or helps even one person along their own journey. ⁣

Bring on 2020 🥂

#cancer #breastcancer #survivor #thriver #brca #brca1 #doublemastectomy #mastectomy #reconstruction #chemohair #chemocurls #chemo #cancersurvivor #cancerthriver #lifeaftercancer #movingon #oneyearago #ygk #ygkhsc #myygk #mykhsc #kingston #kingstonontario #breasties #chemoversary @the_breasties #boobless #foobs #tnbc #tnbcsurvivor #triplenegative

1 year.....⁣
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1 year since active treatment ⁣
1 year of hair growth ⁣
1 year of navigating life after cancer
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2018 was awful. BRCA diagnosis, cancer diagnosis, double mastectomy, chemo. ⁣
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I thought 2019 would be my year. Cancer was done. It was over! But I’m realizing it’s never really over.⁣ 2019 was much tougher than I expected. Life after cancer is much harder than I expected (and I was forewarned). I never would have thought it would be this hard and this long trying to get back to work, trying to get back to life. ⁣

I still grieve many losses. Including the loss of my breasts. The loss of my hair.  The loss of my young innocence. ⁣
I still face the impacts and implications cancer can have on my life, my hopes, my dreams, and my future. ⁣
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I see many survivors acknowledging how cancer has had positive impacts on their life. I’ve been trying to find the positive in my own story, and to be honest guys, I’m struggling. I’m also trying to decide if I HAVE to search for the positives. I feel like I’m letting life down if I don’t. Maybe my day will come. ⁣
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For now, I am grateful to be a year away from the nightmare. Grateful that I still love and find so much fulfillment in my job, and grateful that I’m slowly returning to it. I’m grateful for the things I CAN do, and will do. I’m grateful for the love and support of wonderful people in my life. I’m grateful I get to share my story, and I’m grateful if it inspires or helps even one person along their own journey. ⁣
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Bring on 2020 🥂

#cancer #breastcancer #survivor #thriver #brca #brca1 #doublemastectomy #mastectomy #reconstruction #chemohair #chemocurls #chemo #cancersurvivor #cancerthriver #lifeaftercancer #movingon #oneyearago #ygk #ygkhsc #myygk #mykhsc #kingston #kingstonontario #breasties #chemoversary @the_breasties #boobless #foobs #tnbc #tnbcsurvivor #triplenegative
654 77 15 December, 2019
Didn’t get great photos of this😐😐😞😞 but I loooved doing this poppy piece today for Antoinette, thanks so much for your trust❤️ see ya in the new year! 🥂  #tattooer #tattoos #art #artist #neotraditionaltattoo #neotraditional #neotrad #neotradsub #kingstonontario #kingston #kingstontattoos #ontariotattoos #botanical #botanicals #flower #flowers #florals #colour #fusionink #eternalink #solidink #nature #inkjecta @inkjecta @inkjectapro @fusionink_pro @thesolidink @eternalink #tattoo #poppy #poppytattoo
2,768 10 14 December, 2019

Work⁣
Pre vs Post Cancer⁣
I just have shorter hair, right? ⁣
. . .
Two weeks ago I started my return to work. My last worked day ended up being the day of my diagnosis. I worked a night shift June 20, 2018. I stayed up afterwards to call my doctors office to see if they had results. I couldn’t sleep. At 10:30 I got the callback. And I didn’t go back to work. I couldn’t. ⁣

Almost 17 long, excruciating, terrifying, awful, painful months later, I was ready to return to work. ⁣

I feared this transition for many reasons. It’s been so long since I worked, would I remember how? My chemo brain had me feeling incompetent. Would going back to the hospital be too traumatic? Triggering? (I work at the hospital where I had all my treatment). Did I have enough care and empathy to give to my deserving little patients. Could I be there for them, for their families, after spending so long being there for myself. Could I physically, mentally, and emotionally handle it? I sure hoped so. I want to get back to work. I love my job. And I missed it. I missed my coworkers. I missed my life. I’m looking for normalcy again, for my “new normal”. For my life AFTER cancer. ⁣

It’s been hard, exhausting, but I’m keeping my chin up and I’m going to succeed. ⁣

I also want to acknowledge how WEIRD going back to work is. It was as if I hit pause, went away and had the worst time of my life, came back and hit play, and it’s kinda like nothing changed. It’s the one aspect of my life where NOTHING (significantly) changed. It’s surreal, it’s strange, but hopefully it’s good at the same time. Almost like a safe space, where I can just go and be a nurse, the same way I did before, and cancer didn’t change that (except perhaps enhance the ways I can connect with my patients). 🤞🏻⁣

#registerednurse #RN #newnormal #lifeaftercancer #myKHSC #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #brca #brca1 #cancercentreofsoutheasternontario #kingston #kingstonist #ygkhsc #ygk #kingstoncommunity #kingston_on #kingstonontario #universityhospital #fromnursetopatient #fromnursetopatientandback #kingstoncanada #kgh #hdh #hoteldieu #breasties @the_breasties #bestiesforbreasties #breastcanceractionkingston #ygklove

Work⁣
Pre vs Post Cancer⁣
I just have shorter hair, right? ⁣
. . .
Two weeks ago I started my return to work. My last worked day ended up being the day of my diagnosis. I worked a night shift June 20, 2018.  I stayed up afterwards to call my doctors office to see if they had results. I couldn’t sleep. At 10:30 I got the callback. And I didn’t go back to work. I couldn’t. ⁣
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Almost 17 long, excruciating, terrifying, awful, painful months later, I was ready to return to work. ⁣
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I feared this transition for many reasons. It’s been so long since I worked, would I remember how?  My chemo brain had me feeling incompetent.  Would going back to the hospital be too traumatic? Triggering? (I work at the hospital where I had all my treatment). Did I have enough care and empathy to give to my deserving little patients. Could I be there for them, for their families, after spending so long being there for myself. Could I physically, mentally, and emotionally handle it?  I sure hoped so. I want to get back to work. I love my job. And I missed it. I missed my coworkers. I missed my life. I’m looking for normalcy again, for my “new normal”. For my life AFTER cancer. ⁣
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It’s been hard, exhausting, but I’m keeping my chin up and I’m going to succeed. ⁣
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I also want to acknowledge how WEIRD going back to work is. It was as if I hit pause, went away and had the worst time of my life, came back and hit play, and it’s kinda like nothing changed. It’s the one aspect of my life where NOTHING (significantly) changed. It’s surreal, it’s strange, but hopefully it’s good at the same time. Almost like a safe space, where I can just go and be a nurse, the same way I did before, and cancer didn’t change that (except perhaps enhance the ways I can connect with my patients). 🤞🏻⁣
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#registerednurse #RN #newnormal #lifeaftercancer #myKHSC #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #brca #brca1 #cancercentreofsoutheasternontario  #kingston #kingstonist #ygkhsc #ygk #kingstoncommunity #kingston_on #kingstonontario #universityhospital #fromnursetopatient #fromnursetopatientandback #kingstoncanada #kgh #hdh #hoteldieu #breasties @the_breasties #bestiesforbreasties #breastcanceractionkingston #ygklove
705 87 17 November, 2019

The tree is lit in Springer Market Square🎄 What are your plans for the holiday season? 🎁
📸 @vader93_
#ygk #visitkingston #kingstoncanada #kingstonontario #kingston_on #freshmadedaily #kingstonon

The tree is lit in Springer Market Square🎄 What are your plans for the holiday season? 🎁
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585 15 18 November, 2019

Could there be a lovelier silhouette?

Could there be a lovelier silhouette?
502 25 24 October, 2019

We were having snow squalls so I thought this was a good time to throwback to the urban jungle and also to remind you that over the winter months it’s important to keep your cheese levels up. I probably don’t need to mention, but I will, it’s also roast simmering in gravy season, for health reasons of course. Over the winter months you may appear extra fluffy but that’s to be expected, in order to maintain your ab definition make sure you do a few extra stretches and rotations during your naps. This community service message was brought to you by Miss Lilly.

We were having snow squalls so I thought this was a good time to throwback to the urban jungle and also to remind you that over the winter months it’s important to keep your cheese levels up. I probably don’t need to mention, but I will, it’s also roast simmering in gravy season, for health reasons of course. Over the winter months you may appear extra fluffy but that’s to be expected, in order to maintain your ab definition make sure you do a few extra stretches and rotations during your naps. This community service message was brought to you by Miss Lilly.
558 48 12 December, 2019