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Tag – Leukemia

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This is what I kept in my chemo bag

These are things I always made sure to pack and keep on-hand – not only for chemo, but during my period of treatment whenever I stepped out.

July 28, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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This is what comforted me during cancer treatment

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 Jane

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My social life: Before and after cancer

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 Lombardo

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I ran a half marathon to raise funds for the cancer I was diagnosed with

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 Jane

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My first steps after a total hip replacement

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 Lombardo

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What I’ve been waiting for: A brand new hip

To tell you the truth, I was more excited than nervous on the hours leading up to my hip replacement surgery, because it is something I have been waiting for for what seems like forever to me.

April 13, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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World Health Day: Getting through the dark days of leukemia

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 Lombardo

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Fertility: A sensitive, but relevant subject in the cancer community

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 Jane

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The unexpected Part Two: Low counts and a relapse

I felt a wave of heat come over me and began to tear at the eyes, then I whispered, “Daddy? I think I relapsed.”

March 29, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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The unexpected Part One: Low counts and a cancelled hip replacement

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 Lombardo

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