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.

Want to submit a story?  Click Here.

Surviving Survivorship

by Vikki Ramdass May 26, 2021

People often expect that once a cancer survivor’s ordeal is complete, a person should return to their normal daily routine and give thanks for making it through. But in my opinion, survivorship is actually the hardest part of my cancer journey.

Read More...

Guilty for Simply Being Alive

by Arely Acuna

As a child I didn’t really understand much of what was going on and what “Having Cancer” really meant. My family did most of the fighting and advocating for me and what I did understand I had been doing it for so long that it was just normal to me.

Read More...

How Yoga Helped Me Crush Cancer and Crisis

by Jessica Catlin May 24, 2021

In 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 rectal cancer a few months short of my 40th birthday. Fast forward to 2020. I’m three years cancer-free – but I was laid off for the first time in my life in the early stages of a global pandemic.

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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?

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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.

Read More...