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Category – Life After Cancer

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Survivor’s Guilt Part 2: Learning to Move Forward with My Past

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 Lombardo

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Survivor's Guilt: The guilt of letting go after cancer

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 Lombardo

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Adjusting to and accepting my new post-chemo hair

The one thing I spent months wishing for and that I wanted more than anything in this world - my long hair - has proved to be a nightmare goal to achieve.

Feb. 28, 2018 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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Why it's important to capture the 'not-so-good' moments

Through my years of treatment, I learned how important it is to capture those “not so good” days.

Feb. 13, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Life After Leukemia: My struggle with possible infertility

While undergoing treatment, one of my biggest worries was my capability to have children.

Jan. 19, 2018 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Moving on after cancer

Moving on after cancer has been both easier and harder than I thought it would be; 1, 3, 5, and now 7 years later.

Dec. 21, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Three years later: Reflecting on friends made and lost from cancer

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 Lombardo

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I'm terribly scared of forgetting my cancer experience

My memories, those that are mine, and the many more that others keep safe for me, allow me the peace of mind to truly know that I am capable.

Dec. 1, 2017 | by Gabrielle Fecteau

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My experience as a Mirror Ball 2017 ambassador

Flashbacks of my time at a workshop appeared in my head as I looked around the room where we were graciously given a standing ovation.

Nov. 24, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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Surviving Cancer: How to manage your emotions after treatment

It is common to experience fear of recurrence, stress, and anxiety. All of these can be beaten with the right therapies and mindset.

Nov. 9, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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