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"I'm sure you're happy to get back to feeling normal again since treatment ended."
My last chemotherapy date was January 27th 2017. 3 years ago. Nothing has been "normal" since. I know I am not alone when I say there are many silent and visible effects that come with cancer treatment - no matter how far out you are.
Jan. 20, 2020 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
In my last blog, when I talked about my own recovery and “taking sickness to fitness” post-treatment, I credited my first walk for being the first steps in getting back to the old me. I also shared how scary those first steps can be - I hope that this story inspires someone to have the confidence to take theirs.
May 16, 2019 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
During my two and a half years of weekly chemotherapy, I had no energy. Like I’m sure many of you can relate, getting out of bed was a struggle; the idea of getting dressed made my head hurt. I forced myself to get up, get washed and dressed and move my body to the couch. Although I had been an active person before my diagnosis, the possibility of anything remotely close to exercise felt so far away from me at the time.
March 22, 2019 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
Hey! It's been awhile since I've shared with you. I've been ‘busy’ with school, work, and trying to stay on my feet. ‘Busy’. That word has a whole new meaning now that I'm 'back to normal'. I've actually been working on a few things that I feel would be beneficial to share with all of you.
March 12, 2019 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
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