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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
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
On our way back towards my room, there was the set of stairs which I knew I would have to eventually learn. The physiotherapist caught me eyeing them and asked if I found myself ready to try those four steps. I was honest in my response when I said, “I won’t know if I’m ready unless I try.”
April 28, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
These are some of the things I did to help me get through some of those dark and challenging times to make myself feel good about ME.
April 7, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more
Cancer grips our lives unexpectedly, even more so for the young who are expecting a long and bright future. Cancer robs us of our future sometimes, and for most, the ability to even think long-term. I was privy to this experience when I was diagnosed with leukemia at 21.
April 4, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah JaneRead more
After drawing my blood and getting the results, a doctor who works alongside my primary doctor, came to sit down and talk to my mom and I. He explained that with my neutrophils being too low it would be risky going into surgery and that my chances for infection would dramatically increase.
March 28, 2017 | by Adriana LombardoRead more