Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Notes of a Cancerous Girl. October 2014

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I started this blog in September, 2014 when I was diagnosed with the primary mediastinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma located near my heart. Prior, I had very little knowledge of cancer, its types and treatments but when I was finally facing the cruel diagnosis, I realized that the more I knew, the better I would be prepared to deal with it. It definitely helped to search online and read other people’s posts and comments about their ordeals, but some little questions still arose – would power port installation hurt, how would chemo or post-chemo feel, do I need somebody around me after chemo or I can handle it on my own …

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The Notes of a Cancerous Girl. September 2014.

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I am not a Cancer but I have one. It came unannounced, since I had no side effects except for the nightly drenching sweats, and quietly settled inside my chest. When it grew large and comfortable, it pushed aside my heart and lungs making my body convulse in pain. And this is when it got discovered. The following notes aren’t going to be my typical travel diary but day-to- day journey through the doctor’s appointments, moods and thoughts while dealing with the disease.  I used to skip news about cancer, considering it irrelevant to me since I came from a family with no cancer history and thought it would never affect me and …

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