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I find that now, as a “survivor” (I’ll explain the use of quotes later on), I seem to lose touch with reality more often than I’d like to admit. My definition of reality is much different than the average person – reality to me is CANCER.
June 20, 2018 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
With May being the month of celebrating Mothers (although it should be all year round), this blog is dedicated to the woman who held the table I leaned on for me during lumbar punctures; the woman who would run over to me while I threw up even when I wanted her nowhere near me; the woman who knew how not to treat me differently; the woman who kept it all together even when it felt impossible – I am PROUD to call her my Mom.
May 23, 2018 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
Survivor’s guilt comes with a lot of emotions (as per my last blog). What I’ve learned to do this past month is to feel. Feel every emotion that comes moment-by-moment. It’s not easy because most of the time the feelings are unrecognizable – in the sense that I don’t know why they come when they come. I’m learning to slow down my thoughts so that I am able to recognize what triggers these emotions, if there even are triggers.
April 22, 2018 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
As sad as this may be, or as weird as it may come across, I miss having cancer. Let me explain...
March 20, 2018 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
Through my years of treatment, I learned how important it is to capture those “not so good” days.
Feb. 13, 2018 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
While undergoing treatment, one of my biggest worries was my capability to have children.
Jan. 19, 2018 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
One thing that I’m trying to accept is that the friendships made during my two years of cancer treatment are not guaranteed.
Dec. 12, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
Yes, I always found a reason to smile, but knowing that each breath that I took from the moment that I woke up until the moment I went to sleep was a fighting breath, made things a little scary for a 17-year-old.
Oct. 18, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
The first time I sat in the chemo chair as an outpatient I told myself aloud, “The first thing I am going to do when I’m all finished treatment is put my feet in warm sand on a beach somewhere.”
Sept. 8, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more