Tag: Gratitude

Who Are My Angels?

Reading Time: 5 minutes (Written August 25th, 2022.) This was the day I woke up from a colonoscopy to find out that my issue was not hemorrhoids like I went to the doctor for,

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Cancer Takes A Village

Reading Time: 3 minutes My name is Elena Del Carmen and I am a mesenchymal chondrosarcoma survivor. At the age of 25, in October 2020, between my son’s fourth birthday party and my daughter’s

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One In a Million

Reading Time: 3 minutes It started with a small, hard bump under my hair. I found it when I was around eight years old. I showed my mom, who immediately took me to the

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What I Wish I Would Have Known

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was just 29 years old when I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage 2, hormone positive with a BRCA2 genetic mutation after finding a lump on a self-breast

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No Coincidences

Reading Time: 6 minutes My journey with cancer began in 1993 at the age of 23 when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. My first words after the initial diagnosis were : “Am I

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Confidence with Cold Caps

Reading Time: 3 minutes I want to share my experience with cold caps and how they helped my journey with Cancer feel a bit more bearable. It gave me a sense of some control

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My CancerCon Experience

Reading Time: 2 minutes The thought of traveling across the country to meet a bunch of strangers just seemed so out of my capabilities. I have been tied to doctors appointments and machines for

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