Posts by Jennifer Anand

Meet Jen Anand. Every week Jen will be providing a new tip or two on approaching life during and after cancer to help inspire others. Jen was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jen is now a survivor and just celebrated her 5 year anniversary this year as cancer free! "Never in my life did I think I’d be writing this, for a magazine for young adults affected by cancer. But then again, never did I think I’d get the exclusive invite to this horrible cancer club. But here I am, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the club too."

Finding My Hope

by Jennifer Anand April 16, 2019

My “last meal” pre-hospitalizaiton was actually a delicious corned beef dinner. My transplant was the day after St. Patty’s day. Every year

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Keep Calm and Carry On

by Jennifer Anand April 9, 2019

Living with Scanxiety. I gained a pound and a half!!! I never in my life thought I’d celebrate gaining weight. I’ve always been on the well-endowed side of life and have always been trying to lose weight.

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Life is hard enough. Friends can make the journey so much better.

by Jennifer Anand April 2, 2019

Friends can make the journey so much better. Over the last few years, I’ve had a number of good-hearted friends who knew I had cancer ask me how they can help/support other cancer peeps that have come into their lives, so I’ve compiled a list.

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Thank You Child Life Specialists

by Jennifer Anand March 26, 2019

March is National Child Life Specialist month. If you were treated in pediatrics, you know these specialists are angels in disguise.

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My Transplant Story

by Jennifer Anand March 18, 2019

The actual transplant is as simple as a syringe of cells being pushed through my mediport. March 18th marks six years since I’ve had my transplant.

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Visitors

by Jennifer Anand March 12, 2019

I enjoy people, most of the time. Being so isolated in the hospital without my family or friends was really, really hard. I so appreciated when most people visited me! But each of us is different, and the visitors we get are going to be different.

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9 Tips on Job Hunting and Interviewing

by Jennifer Anand February 26, 2019

“Life is a rat race. What’s your hurry to join it?”

The words my oncologist told me when I was in a rush to finish school, get a job and get on with my life. Now that I’m in the real world, I see what he means. Gone are my long summer vacations, Christmas break, spring break, and bank holidays. Here comes working on the weekends, answering phone calls any time of day, and replying to emails long into the night. But on those seemingly endless, tiring days, I remember how grateful I am for a job.

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Raising Your Energy Level (and adding spoons!)

by Jennifer Anand January 28, 2019

Have you ever heard of the spoon theory? Look it up- it’s incredible. It’s a simplified way of telling the non-cancer world that we have limited time and energy to spend with them as even the simplest daily tasks like a shower will use up our finite number of spoons.

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4 Steps to Stay Ahead of Flu Season

by Jennifer Anand January 22, 2019

Meet Jen Anand. Every week Jen will be providing a new tip or two on approaching life during and after cancer to help inspire others. Jen was diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2012, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for 8 months. Jen is now a survivor and just celebrated her 5 year anniversary […]

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Telling your story: How to tell people you have cancer.

by Jennifer Anand January 10, 2019

You have cancer. The three words you never want to hear. But how about “I have cancer”. The three words you never want to say. But, somehow I have a feeling most of us have said those words, multiple times. It’s not easy to share with people.  Even now, five years out, sometimes I struggle with finding the right time and words to tell people how cancer has shaped my life.

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