Posts by Jennifer Anand

Survivor, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Jennifer was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jennifer is now a survivor and cancer free for 7 years!

“Never in my life did I think I’d be writing this, for a magazine for young adults affected by cancer. But then again, never did I think I’d get the exclusive invite to this horrible cancer club. But here I am, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the club too.”

A Checklist for What to Wear for Treatments

by Jennifer Anand September 14, 2020

A Checklist for What to Wear for Treatments. Here are some tips I have picked up along the way during my cancer journey going in and out of the hospital

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Maybe One Day Things Won’t be as Bad

by Jennifer Anand August 25, 2020

This week has been insane, and it’s only lunchtime on Wednesday. My projects are overwhelming me, a coworker got super pissed at me yesterday; a client basically told me I couldn’t do my scheduled visit tomorrow; and my manager’s emails all point to my lack of understanding.

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Cancer Guilt: A Poem

by Jennifer Anand August 9, 2020

I feel guilty Waking up with all of my natural limbs. Getting ready unassisted Complaining about a bad day at work. Paying exorbitant medical bills   I feel guilty Yelling at my caring sister Seeing my family pictures ruined with my bald head Watching my brother evaluate his faith Hearing my mom demand nurses take […]

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Reopening: Through the Eyes of a Cancer Survivor

by Jennifer Anand May 11, 2020

I haven’t written anything directly about COVID-19, and somewhat purposefully. My social media and news-feed are inundated with information from left and right-wing news outlets, opinion posts from my extreme liberal and conservative friends.

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It’s OK Not to Be OK

by Jennifer Anand May 4, 2020

It’s OK to struggle. This quarantine time is so hard. I find each day a battle to get out of bed, and lack motivation to start my day, especially when I don’t even know what day it is!

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3 Simple Exercise Tips During Social Distancing

by Jennifer Anand April 27, 2020

Think of someone you consider an “exercise buff”. Then think of the exact opposite person. You have now thought of me. I see so many articles of power lifters, and gym rats, and marathon runners, and all these gloriously physical people. And that’s not me

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The Grief of COVID-19

by Jennifer Anand April 13, 2020

One day, we will celebrate again. Together. With those we love and miss. And we will once again be able to grieve together the ones we have lost during this time of isolation. We’ll never get back these days, these memories, these times. But we continue to prove, time and time again, that nothing is lost when we have hope for better days to come.  

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Seven Year Cancerversary: An Isolated Celebration

by Jennifer Anand March 18, 2020

Seven years. I’ve looked forward to today basically all of 2020 so far, as I do every spring. In the dreary winter and rainy spring months, March 18th is the day that I live for, and defines the first quarter of the year for me. But I’m spending it so differently from what I had planned, as I’m sure you are.

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COVID-19 and Cancer Patients

by Jennifer Anand March 16, 2020

Self-isolation. With COVD-19, that’s what I’m hearing from everyone now. Aldi was completely sold out of meat, and almost of veggies. Sam’s Club was sold out of rice. Everyone, of course, is sold out of toilet paper.

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Reflecting on the Past

by Jennifer Anand February 18, 2020

I decided to do some reflecting on some of my journal entries from a few years ago. Five years ago to be exact. Five years. That seems like an eternity ago, and just yesterday all in the same moment. Rereading this reminded me of that girl.

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