#howtohavefunwithcancer

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It has been two years since I heard the most devastating news and two years since I began this journey. Two years since my life has completely changed and two years since I took control on my body. October, the month I was diagnosed and the month to stand up for the fight against breast cancer!!!!!!!!!! #breastcancer #cancer #chemotherapy #chemo #cancerdiagnosis #cancersucks #doublemastectomy #doublemastectomywithreconstruction #noevidenceofdisease #NED #chemograd #chemograduate #oncology #steroids #steroidweightgain #strongmind #strongbody #zoladex #menopause #onthewaytocancerfree #oneyearposttreatment #petscan #happymindbodyandsoul #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerawarenessmonth #findthecure #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
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Reflecting on this exact moment, at this exact second on this exact day and realized that I have never felt happier. I have never felt more alive. I have never felt more complete or more connected. I am the happiest I have been in nearly 10 years and for the first time, in a long time, my smile is so evidently real. . . . #QueenLatIFRAH #breastcancer #cancer #chemotherapy #chemo #doublemastectomy #doublemastectomywithreconstruction #noevidenceofdisease #NED #chemograduate #wedding #hubby #husbandandwife #bridesmaids #bridetribe #bridesquad #bestfriends #bestfriends #squadgoals #happiness #happinessproject #happymindbodyandsoul #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
How has it been one year since my final chemo dose? Sixteen sessions in six months that was spent fighting off the cancerous cells poisoning my young, precious body. It was meant to be that my last chemo session fell on the first day of summer because I truly am one to celebrate new beginnings and new chapters. I am one year in what we consider N.E.D “No Evidence of Disease” and only four more years until I am considered #cancerfree . Happy first day of Summer (yesterday)!!!! I AM A PROUD GRADUATE 👩🏼‍🎓 #breastcancer #cancer #chemotherapy #chemo #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemohair #nohairdontcare #doublemastectomy #doublemastectomywithreconstruction #noevidenceofdisease #NED #remission #almostinremission #chemograd #chemograduate #chemobell #oncologynurse #oncology #oncologist #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
Here is one of my stories... I was asked to create a piece of art to be auctioned to raise funds for @twistoutcancer ... this particular event is called #brusheswithcancer and part of the story for the piece you create is paired with someone else's journey and experience with...cancer. I was hesitant to be a part of this ... because to be honest... I would say this is my darkest chapter in my life... but I have chosen to see the "light"... and I'm grateful to have been assigned another "light bearer" @tatatomytatas (a.k.a Lindsey) to share another ray of hope with. I'll share more about this project I've been working on for a while but just wanted to finally before the event comes and goes... share a bit of something I hope to make more time and energy to do... create. #artist #mixedmedia #holdingspaceforlight #holdingspace #flowerstudy #healingstones #rosequartz #selenite #crystals #art #twistoutcancer #storyteller #cancer #brushesmtl #photocanvas #somanystoriessolittletime #cancerthriver #howtohavefunwithcancer
from @tatatomytatas - Thank you @notoriousmtl for hooking John and I up!!! I feel SO much better with the #cleanshave 🙌🏻 #cancer #breastcancer #cancerhair #chemohair #chemo #chemotherapy #howtohavefunwithcancer #TeamHope - #regrann Credits @weare.survivors Follow @weare_survivorss
Already looking forward to Team Hope 2019!!!!!!!!! Chai Lifeline (@chai_lifeline ) helps children and families fight illness with love 💜 #teamlifeline #chailifeline #chailifelinecanada #chailifelinemontreal #chaiwarriors #fightingillness #fightingillnesswithlove #TeamHope #miamimarathon #howtohavefunwithcancer
Surrounded by my love and best friends, what more could I have asked for on this unforgettable weekend? I made it to the finish line, I may have needed a 🚌 to get me there, but I made it. As I wore my all-yellow cancer survivor t-shirt, I ran for all those who aren’t able to get the chance to. Already looking for new runners to join Team Hope next year!!! #teamlifeline #chailifeline #miamimarathon #chaiwarriors #TeamHope #howtohavefunwithcancer #fightingillnesswithlove
Took over @rethinkbreastcancer for the day! Someone asked me this question: I’m terrified about loosing my breasts, how hard was the decision for you? Here’s a little snippet of how the thought of loosing my breasts and becoming nipple-less went from 0 to 100. #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemocutie #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #ACT #AC #taxol #taxolhairloss #chemosteroids #chemoweightgain #m #rethinkbreastcancer #fertility #fertilitytreatments #ivf #blogger #bloggerstyle #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
One year ago today I had my first chemo session 👉🏻 one year ago today I was sick to my stomach and couldn’t leave the hospital bathroom 👉🏻 today I reminisced with my family 👉🏻 today I was finally able to see my grad photos. #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #ACT #taxolhairloss #chemosteroids #steroidsweightgain #graduation #gradpics #education #teachertobe #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
Three years ago we were together in Asia 🇸🇬 🇹🇭 🇲🇾 🇲🇲 🇮🇳, two years ago we were together in South America 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇺🇾 🇨🇱, one year ago he went on one knee and proposed 💍 and in nine months he’ll be my husband. #turksandcaicos #vacation #couplegoals #proposal #shorthairdontcare #postchemo #breastcancer #cancer #chemotherapy #chemo #chemohair #doublemastectomy #doublemastectomywithreconstruction #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
from @tatatomytatas - Thank you @notoriousmtl for hooking John and I up!!! I feel SO much better with the #cleanshave 🙌🏻 #cancer #breastcancer #cancerhair #chemohair #chemo #chemotherapy #howtohavefunwithcancer #TeamHope - #regrann Credits @weare.survivors Follow @weare_survivorss
I’ve been MIA for a while and that’s because I wasn’t prepared for life after treatment. Something that’s definitely not discussed enough is how hard it truly is ... it almost feels like I was re-diagnosed and having to relearn my new normal. Although it’s been a bumpy few weeks, the best thing happened on Monday. ** drum roll, please ** I GOT MY PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I’ve never been happier to stain my underwear 🤫. But unfortunately, my period brought on blood work, and the blood work showed that my hormone levels were through the roof. Why is this so bad? Well it’s because this elevates the chances of having new tumours created. So today, I put my ovaries to sleep and try to figure this one out - I have my period and should be experiencing an induced menopause within hours 🤦🏼‍♀️ #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemoeats #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #longroadahead #ACT #taxolhairloss #pushingpastlimits #chemosteroids #chemoweightgain #steroidsweightgain #zoladex #zoladexwarrior #zoladexinjection #goodnightovaries #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
You go girl!!! An inspiration to all, it is so amazing to see women fighting with so much grace! And a shoutout to the oh so talented Lieba Jacobson @pickawig for making all her customers feel like one in a million. #itsashevy #Repost @tatatomytatas (@get_repost ) ・・・ It’s a BEAUTIFUL day in the neighbourhood 🎼 #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemoeats #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #longroadahead #ACT #taxolhairloss #wig #wiggoals #wighair #wighairdontcare #pushingpastlimits #chemosteroids #chemoweightgain #steroidsweightgain #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope #itsashevy
It’s been one hell of a ride and one heck of a year. It’s one year since I first heard the words “you have breast cancer” and one year since I was recommended to get a double mastectomy. It’s already one year since I emailed my professors and explained that I was unable to attend my midterms and already one year since I learnt about the process of IVF. It’s been one hell of a ride and one heck of a year. #breastcancer #breastcancerdiagnosis #breastcancerawarenessmonth #breastcancerawareness #cancer #chemo #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #longroadahead #ACT #fattofit #pushingpastlimits #chemosteroids #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
The Jewish holidays were always something that used to excite me - I was surrounded by pure joy, family and love. Now, as Erev Yom Kippur (the night before the holiday) approaches, I can’t stop watching playbacks in my mind. Last year, Yom Kippur was four days after I was diagnosed with breast cancer and no one knew. I was in total shock, disbelief and denial and I cried for the full twenty-five hour fast. Today has been rough- I cried a lot and my heart hurts. Gmar Chatima Tova, wishing those that are fasting an easy and meaningful fast and may we all be inscribed in the book of life. #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemoeats #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #longroadahead #ACT #taxolhairloss #fattofit #exercise #pushingpastlimits #chemosteroids #chemoweightgain #steroidsweightgain #jewishholiday #yomkippur #jewishnewyear #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
You know it was a good night when your lipstick is rubbed off because you enjoyed all of the sushi 🍣 Oh, and when you don't need to use the wig's baby hairs because yours are starting to grow in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (yes, I'm screaming)
Day 1820: Chanel bubble bath at the beach house - just because ... ahhhhh
In case you were wondering - this happened and I CANNOT feel my butt. It's been so discouraging to see such slow results but hey, I'm still in an induced #menopause . Wake up ovaries ... it's time to shine #period !!!!! 💪🏻: @sweatmtl
Today was a day full of beautiful things as I witnessed something so special and pure. I was standing in line with 4 other gals - three of whom were my age and one who was about to enter sixth grade. We were standing on our feet for an hour and a half, so of course we were trying to think of ways to entertain this elementary-aged child. She had mentioned that she loved playing with hair, so, she began. She started with one and made her a braid, and by the time she got to me, she looked up and asked “can I play with your hair too?” At this moment, I realized, we are not born to be mean, however after the years, we are taught how. This innocent girl had no intention of leaving me out and it was so refreshing to feel like I wasnt a sword sticking out.
So I'm sort of freaking out right now ... I managed to put mascara on my #eyelashes and that means that they're growing back!! Also wearing one of @rachelshultzcosmetiques #lipsticks that were made and chosen for our upcoming event @kissonthelipsmtl (all lipsticks can be purchased and proceeds will go to @lgfbcanada ) 💄💄💄
Y'all know that I'm all about celebrating milestones - big, small and even the ones that are in between. Last night I went out with two of my #bestfriends and we celebrated HARD. My #petscan came back •• drum roll, please •• and it was CLEAR!!!!!! Now I know this moment is so exciting and I should be head over heels - which I am, but it doesn't change all the "what if's" that keep popping up in the back of my head. Right now, I think the best thing to do, is to take a step back and realize that this is not in my control and what is supposed to be is meant to be - and I am supposed to be going back to school 📚, getting my life back on track 🔜, preparing for my upcoming wedding 👰🏼 and celebrating life 🎉.
Happy birthday princess Bayley!!!! Love, your aunties 💜 #bayleyshayne #babygoals #happybirthday #firstbirthday #thisisone
Don't mind my #bluehair if you see me out and about today! I put sunscreen on my head...and this is what happened #nofilter #baldproblems #howtohavefunwithcancer #breastcancersurvivor #hairgrowth #honestsunscreen #embraceyourjourney
Enjoying a glass of #rose to celebrate a successful week back at work! #roseallday #goodvibesbeatcancer #howtohavefunwithcancer
Staying authentic and focused on putting good stuff into our bodies - food, thoughts, exercise is definitely the way to better vibes. Starting this week with a promise to keep it real! After a week of #metime to get the balance back - leg swelling down. Tiredness under control... focus on the opportunity of a brand new day. #howtohavefunwithcancer #howtostopworryingandstartliving #outruncancer #lifelearningsfromrunning #streakrunner #runnergirl #pinkribbon #cancersucks #マラソン #ピンクリボン #ランニング #breastcancer #乳がん #inspiration #selfhealing #instadaily #cancercantstopme #runningcommunity #wellness #strong #nevergiveup #progressnotperfection #qualityoflife #justdoit #nikewomen #runeveryday #motivation #mindfulness
Instagram community - I need your help! I am so excited and so nervous to be giving my first talk on Wednesday to teenaged girls ranging between 13-16 years old! Now, what do I need from you? I need y'all to think if there has been anything that I have said in the past that has stuck with you and that you think I should discuss?!? 💜💜
I am so lucky to be surrounded by such a supportive community. That being said, a number of people have been checking in and asking about my mom, I therefore dedicate this post to the most beautiful woman I know. The results came back about a month ago and we were all thrilled when we found out that my mother does NOT need chemotherapy. However, although chemo is a no-go (thank gosh!!), she's been fighting against several infections due to her double mastectomy. She has been in and out of the hospital, on several antibiotics (both oral and through an IV) and still not feeling herself or beautiful. Watch some behind the scenes with @reblhouse and @globalnews.
I've never been so proud to see this much sweat on my back #sweatbloodtears . It's going to be a long journey but as my heart starts to beat faster it reminds me that I beat cancer and that means I AM ALIVE. 💪🏻 - @sweatmtl
Today was awesome! FYI - my mind has become so happy ever since I replaced #diet with #lifestylechange . I wasn't even tempted to eat any of the ice cream .... serious shocker! 💄: @rachelshultzcosmetiques 📸: @marlon.foto 🍦: @ladiperie (DDO) 💅🏻: @dawenails
“If it could happen to me it could happen to anyone and that’s why it’s so important to share my journey.” (📸 @marlon.foto ) . . How fierce is #LGFBCanada ambassador Lindsey (@tatotomytatas )? She was diagnosed with #breastcancer at just 22-years-old. You can find out more about how she lives by her hashtag #howtohavefunwithcancer by attending @kissonthelipsmtl in September – she’s the guest of honour! It will be an evening filled with hope, great music and cocktails – all benefiting @LGFBCanada ! #montreal ----------------- « Si ça peut m’arriver, ça peut arriver aux autres. Il est donc important pour moi de partager mon épreuve. » . . Ambassadrice de BBDSP, Lindsey n’avait que 22 ans quand elle a eu un cancer du sein. Vous pouvez en savoir plus sur sa façon de vivre au mot-clé #howtohavefunwithcancer et en assistant à @kissonthelipsmtl en septembre – elle sera l’invitée d’honneur! Une soirée d’espoir, de bonne musique et de cocktails – entièrement au bénéfice de BBDSP.
Today was a great day as I have finally realized two crucial things in order to help in my journey towards #selflove . The first thing that I realized was that the number on the scale does not define happiness. Today I woke up feeling happy, today I weighed myself and today I continued to stay happy (even after being weighed). The second thing that I realized was that the weight that I gained from the steroids will not magically disappear. I finally realized that in order to see change, I need to change. I can't continue eating unhealthy and I can't continue to stay in bed. Yes, the cancer diagnosis left me unmotivated and angry but thank gd, it's over now! I am now able to realize that in order to feel better, I need to exercise because a healthy mind is a healthy life. So, today, July 10th, I decided that I was going to get to the gym, get kicked in the ass by my phenomenal trainer and begin my journey towards self love. 💪🏻- @sweatmtl 👚 - @smokeshowsauce
No hair .... kind of care. I don't know what's been going on lately but I have been feeling pretty sad about not having hair. To be honest, with #weddingseason around, all I have been thinking about is my old locks. It's sometimes hard for me to get out of this #sadnesss spell but I'm trying - and that's all that matters. #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemoeats #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #longjourney #longroadahead #ACT #AC #taxol #taxolhairloss #chemosteroids #chemoweightgain #steroidsweightgain #nohair #nohairkindacare #nohairstyle #nohairyesicare #sad #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
Regram courtesy @bitetosurvive 💚 Such beautiful colours on this dull morning 🌥 and a green tea which is a super drink and has anti inflammatory properties 🍵 Can anyone guess where I am heading to now? . . . . #bitetosurvive #cancer #cancerlife #fitlife #detox #healing #healthy #healthyfood #breakfast #superfood #fruit #vegetables #spinach #banana #veganlife #kickcancer #howtohavefunwithcancer #nutrition #plantbased #lovelife #doctor #healthy #womenshealth #breakfastbowl #zürich #smoothie
THATS A WRAP!!!! I can't believe that I actually get to type this but.......... I have finished sixteen rounds of chemotherapy!!!!!!! Not only is it my last day of chemotherapy, it's also the first day of summer - talk about having one door close and a new one open! RING THAT BELL 🔔 👩🏼‍🎓👏🏻 #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemoeats #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #longjourney #longroadahead #almostfinished #ACT #AC #taxol #taxolhairloss #chemosteroids #chemoweightgain #steroidsweightgain #chemopiccline #chemoday #chemobell #ringthatbell #chemonurse #chemofinito #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
This #winkday is dedicated to my insta #breastie Melissa Tang (@shop_hope25 ). Today, she found out that her cancer has #metastasized into her brain and kidneys. Girl - you're a fighter and you will get through this ONE LAST TIME! Post a picture on any #socialmedia platform telling us who YOU wink for! For every post, $5 will go towards helping women with cancer feel like themselves again. We're all in this together 🤝@lgfbcanada #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemoeats #doublemastectomy #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #longjourney #longroadahead #almostfinished #ACT #AC #taxol #taxolhairloss #chemosteroids #chemoweightgain #steroidsweightgain #lookgoodfeelbetter #lgfb #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
There's a first for everything - and this first is spraying my #baldhead with #suncreen . As many of you don't know (which believe me, is a good thing), chemotherapy can cause #phototoxicity . Phototoxity is basically the tendency to allow people to sunburn more easily and more often than usual. With that in mind, since the month of May, I have been covering myself up from head to toe!! TAKE THAT SUN! #breastcancer #cancer #chemo #chemohair #nohairdontcare #chemoqueen #chemocutie #doublemastectomy #longjourney #longroadahead #halfwaythere #family #familytime #weekendvibes #weekendfun #doublemasectomywithreconstruction #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
Today was full of so many surprises and I could not be more thankful! Not only did I have a humongous smile on my face the entire day - but the whole #chemofloor enjoyed it as well!! Honestly, this was one of the best birthdays and the theme just happened to be #chemo 🎈#breastcancer #cancer #chemotherapy #chemoqueen #chemocutie #chemoeats #chemohair #nohairdontcare #doublemastectomy #doublemastectomywithreconstruction #longjourney #longroadahead #birthday #birthdaygirl #birthdaycake #birthdayfun #surprise #surprisebirthdah #howtohavefunwithcancer #FUCKcancer #TeamHope
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