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I Can Run Again

I went for run today. For the first time since Tristen popped out to say hello, I jogged along for 15 minutes with no pain. 336 more words

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Talking About My Cancer, and The Decision it Led Me To

Since I got to NYC I have spent a lot of time talking about my cancer diagnosis. I thought I was escaping the focus on my medical adventure when I left Vermont, but I should have known it would be impossible to escape. 743 more words

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So Long TravelAbrodge-Tristen-Hair

When I was 17 I donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. I had always had long hair and knew I had plenty to donate, so, prompted by the suggestion of a friend that we do it together, I sent in my long locks to help a kid who had lost their hair to cancer treatments. 480 more words

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6 Weeks Post-Op

Today is 6 weeks since my surgery. Physically, that means I’m healed. Mentally, it means so much more.

My surgeon told me I would be healed in 4-6 weeks. 795 more words

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No Radiation

I found out last night that I do not need radiation.

I DO NOT NEED RADIATION!

This is the huge final step I’ve been waiting for. 1,041 more words

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Pathology Results

So I was totally wrong when I said I would have to wait until September 2nd for my pathology reports. About 2 hours after I posted my last update I got a call from my doctor. 435 more words

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Recovering with the Olympics

Recovering from a surgery that just removed parts of two muscles that I will never have back while watching Olympic athletes in the best shape of their lives compete in intense physical tests could go two ways. 645 more words

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