Category : Posts

12 Jul, 16

Until it happens to you: social stigma

Society. We judge people on a daily basis, consciously and subconsciously. If someone is the slightest bit “different” from the average person, they are considered weird, or people act like there is something wrong with them. We all do it, whether we like to admit it or not, but at the end of the day, we do it. It reminds me of that quote that kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle that you know nothing about....

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07 Jun, 16

What not to say to someone with cancer

Having Cancer is tough, and it’s also tough to have a friend or family member going through it. It’s hard to know the right things to say And when to say them. The Hodgkin’s Awareness Group composed a bunch of “what not to say” lines, to help everyone out. I laughed the entire time writing this, because they are so spot on and ridiculous. Everyone pretty much agreed that this is number 1..DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT talk...

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25 Apr, 16

Trust the Timing

Over the weekend, I was determined to get outside and exercise. Since I can’t go to the gym because of the port in my chest, I figured walking would be a better option for me. The neuropathy in my hands has become almost unbearable, and has now spread to my legs, making it extremely difficult for me to even walk. While trying to walk .5 miles, I managed to fall to the ground three times. 4 cycles of escalated chemo...

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17 Apr, 16

There’s no place like home

In life we find happiness in unexpected places. The universe throws us situations that will eventually lead us to what we define as “home”, which in my opinion is a feeling, not a person or a place. I’ve spent the last several years of my life always so preoccupied with what my next step would be, that I never really lived in the present. Ever. I was so career focused, and always wanted to be on top, always wondering what...

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