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Kelley Adamson, a nurse Surrey, B.C., thought she was able to empathize with her cancer patients – until she was diagnosed with the disease herself.
July 17, 2017 | by Larissa CahuteRead more
Your first step is to give yourself permission to experience and express all of the emotions affecting you. There is no right or wrong way to feel after a cancer diagnosis, so take your emotions one day at a time and accept them as they come.
July 13, 2017 | by Georgia GablesRead more
Today I'd like to talk about some of the things that were a comfort to me during my cancer treatments. I will go through some of the categories that are particularly difficult for cancer patients and talk about what within them helped get me through.
July 7, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
My school rallied together and made a banner wishing me all the best and fast healing. People whom I hadn’t even really built a friendship with stepped forward to wish me well. It was overwhelmingly heartwarming to say the least...until it all stopped.
June 29, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
After two years of cancer treatment, 20-year-old Adriana and her mom Emily have inspiring positivity, but it took trial, error and time to get here. They share their tips on the caregiver-patient relationship.
June 29, 2017 | by Larissa CahuteRead more
A little over three years ago I ran a half marathon to raise funds for blood cancer. It was a particularly special event for me as the afternoon before my departure I was given the coordinates of my bone marrow donor.
June 19, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
Prior to my hip replacement surgery, I was told I had relapsed and would be needing a bone marrow transplant. My world had changed. I thought I was “free” from all treatment and that I would be able to move forward after my hip replacement.
June 2, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
I have never been so excited for an appointment as I was for this one. This appointment was going to determine whether or not all of my restrictions could get lifted – raised toilet seat, sitting on a wedge cushion, using a cane when I would go out, no bending, no twisting, the fear of sleeping in any other positon than my back...
May 26, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more