I’m Baaack!

I’m back baby. For a while anyway. It’s been an interesting 6 weeks since my last blog. I’ve done 25 Radiation treatments and during those 25 days I did 2 chemo treatments per day for a total of 50. Everyday Monday to Friday except for holidays and weekends.

The Radiation techs who work in this department of the Cancer Clinic are amazing, kind and so understanding. Every day I would trek to the VG hospital in Halifax and change into these gowns to do my daily treatments.

Everyone that I had to deal with was wonderful. OMG, people are so heartwarming and helpful. Thank you to everyone who works helping people with Cancer. And all those who work in Health care. It takes a special person.

During the last couple of weeks of my treatments my Mom, my Sister, my Brother-in-law and of course Maggie came to visit.

My Sister and Brother-in-law have more money than me, LOL, and Craig decided I needed a wine treat because I was going through Cancer treatments. So he came home with 3 bottles of wine that cost $240.

The amazing line up includes a Zinfandel and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus Vineyards and a Cabernet from Stags Leap. When he went to the Liquor Store he said ‘My sister-in-law likes California wine”. The lady said ‘I have some amazing ones, but you’re not going to like the price. He bought them anyway. The first one we tried was the Stag’s Leap.

Spectacular. And probably one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines I have ever tried. Now this wine sells for $70 a bottle here in Nova Scotia, so it’s definitely a treat wine. But if you have a special occasion coming up and would like to treat yourself, I recommend this beauty. So easy to drink, it was flavorful and nuanced and smooth. Fabulous.

My Mom drinks white wine, and Craig bought her the Conundrum White, Chardonnay based wine. Craig and I ended up finishing the bottle Saturday evening. This is one of my favorite white wines, because it’s a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Muscat and Viognier. There are grapes with acidity and grapes with body. Together they make a great blend that is one of the most interesting white wines I have tried. In this case, I actually like the white blend better than the red. And it’s affordable at $25 a bottle.

After we finished the Conundrum and were playing some cards, we opened this beauty. It was actually my second time enjoying it, I went to visit my friend Rick, who manages the Port downtown Halifax, and they had it opened and he let me try it.

It was so great to see Rick and Taylor again. We danced, we laughed, we hugged. Now at $110 a bottle, I know this is a very special bottle of wine. Caymus is located in the heart of Napa Valley in California run by Chuck, Charlie & Jenny Wagner. This group also makes the Conundrum wine and several other brand names. Fantastic wine makers, but this Cabernet is the jewel in the crown. Like I said, it’s $110 a bottle but it’s Cabernet perfection. The other wine in the trio is the Caymus Zinfandel, which at $75 a bottle, is sitting in my wine rack.

I’m going to end the blog with something a little more affordable.

This is a treat wine for my pocketbook. This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon from Knotty Vines. This winemaker is all about taking wine and making it indulgent yet affordable. At just $21.99 this is an amazing wine with mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah and a splash of Zinfandel. Together they make a juicy full-bodied delicious wine that we all can afford. It’s new here to Nova Scotia, and I’ll definitely have it again.

I want to take quick moment to say thank you

When I wrote my last wine blog 6 weeks ago, telling you about my Cancer diagnosis, I heard from hundreds and hundreds of people. I am completely blown away by the love I was feeling from all my readers. This blog was something I started many many years ago, and never had I imagined I had so many wonderful people follow the blog. On March 27th I have another CT scan booked, they want to make sure it still hasn’t spread anywhere else. Around that date, I will also have another scope. This will determine if the radiation and chemo that I’ve done has shrunk the tumor. Then it looks like it will be another round of chemo, and then possibly surgery. I was lucky, I had minimal side effects. There were some, fatigue among the top one. I’ll keep you all up to date as I go.

Thank you again, it’s great to be back. Till next week, Cheers




  1. joandeckerhiltongmailcom says:

    Hi Darlene,

    This is fabulous news and from one Newf to another Newf (even though I’m a towny)




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    1. darmyers says:

      Thank you Joan!!

  2. Donna McCarthy says:

    So glad you’re back and doing ok. I was shocked

    1. darmyers says:

      Thank you Donna, feeling great

  3. Ruth says:

    So glad to hear your treatments went well. Fingers crossed that your tests on the 27th show good news!

    1. darmyers says:

      Thank you Ruth

  4. You are a strong and positive person. Keeping you in my prayers while you are going through treatments. 🙏🏻

  5. Rick Martell says:

    So happy to see this your blog this morning !
    I’m going to try the Knotty Vines

    Thank you for sharing your journey Darlene

    You are Beautiful Brave and Bold…I adore you

    1. darmyers says:

      Adore you Rick. ❤️

  6. Jo-Ann Maynard says:

    So glad you were treated to some special wines after all that. I’ve been away a couple of times and seem to have missed the blog about your cancer diagnosis. If you feel like sharing it again, I’d appreciate reading it. Wishing you continued success on your healing journey and sending healthy vibes tour way.

    Jo-Ann Maynard / Tour Coordinator

    22 Waddell Avenue | Suite 101 | Dartmouth, NS | B3B 1K3
    Toll Free: 1.800.565.7173 x 242 | Local: 902.423.7172 x 242
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    1. darmyers says:

      Hi Jo-Ann. Here’s the blog I wrote just before I took the 5 weeks break for treatments. https://wordpress.com/post/darlenemyers.com/9460
      Thank you for your note… Darlene

      1. Jo-Ann Maynard says:

        Thanks. So sorry you’re going through this, but you have an amazing attitude and that is what makes all the difference!

        Jo-Ann Maynard / Tour Coordinator

        22 Waddell Avenue | Suite 101 | Dartmouth, NS | B3B 1K3
        Toll Free: 1.800.565.7173 x 242 | Local: 902.423.7172 x 242
        Fax: 902.425.3596 | Web: http://www.atlantictours.comhttp://www.atlantictours.com/

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