From Pediatric to Young Adult Patient: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

The following is a blog post I wrote for Dana Farber's blog, Insight, about the transition from pediatric to adult cancer care.  Thank you to Dana Farber for letting me share my thoughts with others. http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2015/09/from-pediatric-to-young-adult-patient-the-importance-of-advocating-for-yourself/ This weekend I will be participating in The Jimmy Fund Walk as part of the Dana Farber Young Adult …

Long-term thinking vs. focusing on the present…cancer as a young adult

Here is another post I wrote about a month ago while half-way through radiation treatment.  I didn't want to make many changes to it after the fact, so I apologize if it comes off as a bit of rambling...just blame the fatigue  😉 Just a couple weeks after finding out about my recurrence, a friend …