Survivorship

The stories and experiences are written by people after cancer treatments. These stories are written for those learning how to get back to work, college or just trying to be themselves again. Just getting past treatments isn’t enough, it is surviving and thriving that is key to being you again.

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The Friend That Changed My Life

by Steven Giallourakis May 17, 2021

When I was first diagnosed, I never wanted to leave my room. It wasn’t because I didn’t necessarily feel good. It was because I didn’t want to meet people. At 15, I understood that not all the children on my floor were going to survive.

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Survivor’s Guilt – It’s Up To You

by Shannon Wyant

It’s up to you.” I remember the hematologist saying. I have been misdiagnosed in staging and risk for relapse of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Without seeking a second opinion, or treatment options, I now have both and the incredible burden of deciding what treatment to undergo.

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5 Tips For Helping Your Kids Through Your Cancer Treatment

by Sara Olsher

When I was first told that I had cancer, my first thought was the same as most other parents: What about my daughter? I left the doctor’s office with a thick booklet titled, “a Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment” and an absolutely blank mind.

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I Am A Cancer Patient Success Story, and That’s Great?

by Christian Bullock May 11, 2021

As my cancer survivorship is extending into my fourth year in August of this year, I’ve become reluctant to feel lucky. Luck is waning. Guilt is waxing.

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My Story About Self-Love

by Vikki Ramdass

My cancer survivorship journey has proven to be a difficult one for me. I recently completed radiation in 2020 and I am now cancer free but the big question is, for how long can I remain cancer free?

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Why Am I Here?

by Lauren Pickhart May 10, 2021

Hello world, my name is Lauren. You may be thinking, “Another yoga blog. Why do we need another one of those?” Well, hopefully my angle is unique and offers something up to the yoga-blog-world that wasn’t there before.

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Where Are The Superpowers?

by Gordon McKavanagh May 3, 2021

It all started in January of 2020 when I decided I HAD to go into Urgent Care to get my groin pain checked out. I must’ve torn a muscle, or something like that….again.

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A New Hope

by Angeliki Pelehrinis

Over time, I began to feel guilty, especially around my own cancer-free milestones. Why am I alive when they aren’t? My treatment was significantly shorter and less intense. I hadn’t fought any harder and wasn’t any more positive. After years of being a supportive friend, I was now helpless.

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I Love You

by Arely Acuna April 25, 2021

I am writing this letter to tell you that after almost 28 years of fighting it’s okay that you have the scars that you do, both physical and emotional. It’s okay that you aren’t married yet, it was actually a TRUE BLESSING from only God Himself that, that relationship did not work with him.

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Modesty

by Jennifer Anand

I lay next to another human, warm and comfortable and was filled with a wave of gratitude. Lovingly touched by someone who deeply cared for me. My heart felt like it would explode with happiness. 

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