The Post-Cancer Existential Crisis

The Post-Cancer Existential Crisis

Cancer is hard. Really hard. Like, to hell and back hard. So when I became a cancer survivor at 20 years old, I had a newfound lease on life. During chemotherapy, I spent days and days dreaming about returning to school; taking a full course load, going to college...
Thanksgiving, Cancer, Gratitude and Friends

Thanksgiving, Cancer, Gratitude and Friends

This Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude, and because I’m a college student with a million and five things on my to-do list every week, I tend think on my yoga mat. Like many others, I practice yoga at school mostly for the exercise, but what...
Hearing the C-Word

Hearing the C-Word

How to react when the word cancer comes up? Ugh, another hard topic. How often does the word cancer really come up in your life? Because I hear it almost everyday. Whether it’s an ad for a non-profit on the radio or someone casually bringing it up in class, sometimes...
The Diagnosis: Story of a College Diagnosis, Part 2

The Diagnosis: Story of a College Diagnosis, Part 2

It’s odd to think back on the most significant day of your life and realize that you woke up with no sense that it would ever be The Significant Day. I woke up in pain, just another bad morning after a long string of bad mornings. (If you want the details, you can...
The Twinge: Story of a College Diagnosis, Part 1

The Twinge: Story of a College Diagnosis, Part 1

In August 2014, I was an energetic 19-year-old, excited to start my second year studying Environmental Science at Northeastern University. I had spent all summer happily working outdoors at my restoration ecology internship. My free time was focused on running and...