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5 of my cancer posts for World Cancer Day 2019

It’s been almost a decade since I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. A lot has happened in that time. The fact that I can reflect about the experience and have been in remission for this long is something I am very thankful for. Life is precious.

Someone very close to me is going through another type of cancer and treatment at the moment which reminds me of the unique challenges and triumphs that each cancer patient endures. When I worked in the Oncology clinic as a nursing auxiliary, I met some incredible people from all walks of life unified by this illness. Staff and patients alike came together with the common cause to do what was right by the patient.

Seeing life through the eyes of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer and as someone walking alongside those going through it, I wanted to share a little of my story once again in case it may help someone or be of interest. I started blogging shortly after I began chemotherapy and it has been a journey of highs and lows.

Here are some of my posts about my own cancer experience and I stand alongside those who are going through their own experience of it, whether personally or seeing someone they care about going through it. You are not alone.

P.S. You will see that my writing style has changed quite a bit since then! I cringe reading it in places (excuse the kisses), but it’s the authentic voice of a teenager heading into her early twenties… enjoy.


Faded eyebrows… little hair… awesome headscarf.
An old photo taken with my cat Taffi and my wig (which didn’t have a name). It was fun being a brunette.