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Jen’s Corner

Meet Jennifer Anand. Jennifer provides tips on approaching life during and after cancer to help inspire others. 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 just celebrated her 5 year anniversary this year as cancer free!

The Other Shoe

by Jennifer Anand March 14, 2021

I remember my freshman Honors College Orientation. We were each given a fill-in-the-blank paper. What are your graduation goals? What academic goals do you have? What social groups are you going to join?

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The Dreaded Dentist

by Jennifer Anand December 8, 2020

My dad has amazing teeth. At 50, I think he maybe has had 1 cavity ever, if at all. My mother has had so much work on her mouth, it’s a wonder it’s all still together. I inherited my dad’s teeth (praise be).

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Thanksgiving

by Jennifer Anand November 30, 2020

Thanksgiving is hands down my siblings and my favorite holiday. Even Christmas with all its presents is meh. Yet, even in the midst of a pandemic, and the absence of our normal giant Thanksgiving crowd and traditions, we are happy.

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What Dating Me Means

by Jennifer Anand November 1, 2020

Dating me means fun. Fun as we sit together in the doctor’s office, and you have to force me to drink the stupid disgusting CT contrast in the time frame. While I pout because I’m hella hangry.

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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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