Posts by Hannah Starkey

Survivor, Hodgkin's Lymphoma

In September of 2018, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 24. I quickly found myself unable to cope and accept my illness. I wanted to know more about what other young adults experienced. So I did what I always do when I don’t understand something: research.

The Second Wind: Surviving Cancer

by Hannah Starkey April 12, 2019

When I think of the word “survivor”, it doesn’t feel like it applies to me. Although I’ve been in remission for nearly three months, it’s still like, holy shit, I had cancer.

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Failed Magic Tricks

by Hannah Starkey March 7, 2019

I’m in line trying to buy my vegetables and pay the cashier but when she says it’ll be $62.48, I shut down. I remember I have cash and I fumble with it and I hand her the money and when she says I’m $12 short I fumble some more to count the money and I […]

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Insane in the Chemo Brain: Insane in the Brain!

by Hannah Starkey February 14, 2019

Then some weird, wild stuff started happening to me. It all started when I was having a conversation with someone. I was trying to tell her that I got a new type of…what’s it called…uh, that stuff you put on your toothbrush and then it cleans your teeth…uh, toothpaste? Yeah! That’s it! Toothpaste!

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