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25 May, 18

What I wish my physicians learned in med school


As I sit here and write this, it’s May of 2018. Yes, 2018.  There are so many tools to diagnose illnesses in this day and age. Whether it be a blood test, an MRI, a CT scan, there are tools. We have tools. If we have so many tools, why are over 12 million Americans misdiagnosed each year? There’s an awareness month for many diseases, and it’s time to raise awareness that misdiagnosing patients is also a deadly disease. Maybe...

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02 May, 18

How to breeze through chemotherapy!


It’s been almost two years since I breezed through 6 cycles of Esc. BEACOPP. I like to think that the less cancerous cells that we have in our body, the easier that the chemo becomes, but I’m probably totally making this up! I want to share with you guys a few basic tricks that helped me more so during the end of chemo, since I mastered all of the tips and tricks at the end, of course! Shocker. Before you...

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17 Apr, 18

Survivor’s Guilt


Survivor’s guilt is something that I never really understood. Cancer survivors talk about it all of the time. But, it never really hit me. Not until it actually happened to me. When you have cancer, you find that there is a large network of other cancer patients and survivors out there. You connect with them, almost instantly. There’s an unwritten, automatic bond, because you get it. You get eachother. In one way or another, you’re going through or have gone...

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01 Apr, 18

A cancer survivor’s life secrets, coming undone like a $2 sweater


Sit back and let me tell you a little secret about life. I don’t know what I’m doing. No one else knows what they’re doing either. Trust me, no one. You’re probably freaking out that you lost so much time out of your life going through treatment. You don’t know what to do next. You feel like you should be in a different chapter of your life. I did the same thing during and after Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. FREEZE! Stop right there....

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15 Dec, 17

Dating after Cancer, check please!


Dating after cancer, the subject that everyone wants to know about, but no one wants to actually discuss. Everyone is different. No one handles any aspect of treatment, or life after treatment the same. I went SO public with my journey, that if someone asks for my name, they immediately google me and ALL of this crazy shit pops up, even in different languages. GIRL DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE FOUR CANCER! ETC ETC. I sometimes google my name and am like...

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12 Aug, 17

Why you should always have cancer friends


Why you should always have cancer friends! Life is crazy and unpredictable. One minute you’re standing and the next, you’re face down on the ground. Your friends and family can try to help you as much as they can, but unfortunately like everything else in life, you never know how it truly is until it happens to you. When I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year, I couldn’t find any info. I couldn’t find any guides. I couldn’t find...

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05 Jul, 17

A note to caregivers from a recent cancer survivor


If you’re reading this, your loved one, family member, or even friend was diagnosed with some type of cancer. I know exactly what you’re thinking. You’re asking yourself why such an awful thing is happening right now. You’re thinking there must be a mistake. You can’t wrap your head around it. You’re in denial. You will probably be in denial for a period of time, but don’t worry, even though it seems horrible right now, this too shall pass. Not...

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13 Apr, 17

The truth about remission


The Truth about Remission For those that haven’t had cancer or have not been touched by it in some way or another, they sometimes believe that once you’re in remission, your journey is over. Yes, maybe your treatment is over, but the journey isn’t completely over, it’s just separated into another chapter “Life after cancer”, I like to call it. It’s never truly over. It’s something that all of us will have to deal with in one way or another....

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28 Mar, 17

30 things Cancer taught me by 30


30 things I’ve learned 1. Life is freaking short! If you want to do something, do it. Always live like it’s your last day on earth, because you never know when that day is. For us cancer survivors, we get that. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and you don’t either. Live while you can. Respect your health and that you’re alive, unfortunately not everyone does. 2. Family is everything. Spend as much time with them as possible. And...

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15 Mar, 17

Post Chemo Hair Growth Tips!


Post Chemo Hair Growth Tips! Hi! It’s me, reporting live 7 months post Hodgkin’s Lymphoma chemo. I’m actually going to say it’s 6 months post chemo, because I got blasted with chemo twice (thx doc) so I lost my hair TWICE! The first time it grew back straight, the second time..Afro. It didn’t actually start growing until 6 weeks post chemo and my last chemo was August 3rd. My hair has grown an insane amount within these 6-7 months. I...

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