28 May, 16

Doing social good with social media in the era of social narcissism

Social media. A platform that women in Miami and a lot of other cities across the world use to show their assets. And by assets I mean they really do show their ASSets. Check on Instagram, and the majority of girls are posting half naked selfies of their butts in thong bikinis, and pretty much in bras. If they’re not posting selfies, they’re posting pictures of their hand bags, material goods, watches, or on some 80 year old man’s private...

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23 May, 16

Radiation 101: tips and tricks!

Radiation is a b*tch! Everyone handles chemo and radiation differently, but for me, radiation has been pretty bad. Until that is, I was able to learn how to manage it. The two main side effects of radiation for me are nausea and vomiting. After dealing with this bad boy for two weeks, I figured out the tips and tricks to prevent this from happening, it’s not fun! Drink enough water each day to prevent dehydration. Drink as much water as...

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21 May, 16

Live your Life

There is a quote that reads “You’ve never lived until you’ve almost died. For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor the protected shall never know.” As horrible as it sounds, sometimes it takes fighting for your life, or seeing someone else fight for theirs, to be able to actually live, and appreciate life. We really don’t have much say about what happens to us in life, especially when you’re diagnosed with cancer, or when a traumatic...

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16 May, 16

Radiation: finding strength in the struggle!

Radiation. It’s used to treat cancer with high energy waves to kill your tumors. In my case, areas are being treated, rather than the exact tumors. So, my neck, chest, abdomen, and spleen are being treated. Before treatment, you go through CT simulation, where your team makes you a mask that covers your head and neck, and determines which areas will be treated. When you begin radiation, you and your mask are strapped on to a table, so that you...

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07 May, 16

My “normal” weekend!

Over the weekend, I had the most “normal” weekend since my diagnosis with cancer. One of my best friends from Boston came to visit me. I’m off of chemotherapy for now, since it stopped working as well as we thought it would. I’m waiting for my rad onc’s to plan my radiation, so I have been “in the clear” to get back to a semi normal life before radiation starts, hopefully next week. So this means I’m not Neutropenic!! And...

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04 May, 16

Friends vs. Foes

One of the hardest things that you go through when you have Cancer is realizing who cares about you and who doesn’t and never did. Who is a good, genuine person, and who is not. At the beginning, people that you think would be part of your journey, are nowhere to be found. At first, you might become angered by this, but with time, your “cancer brain” I like to call it, comes into effect and you just don’t care....

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02 May, 16

It’s about them, not you

I am no match for some people’s level of ignorance, simply because I’m on another level. Over the weekend, I was in the elevator in my building with my dog, and talking to a woman in it. When I got out of the elevator (my body was literally half in the elevator still), another woman said to the other “That’s the sick girl, you know she’s sick. She looks it right?” Or something along those lines. Sorry for having cancer...

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