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The C Diaries: One Year Later Post 6

Today, it’s been a year since I was first diagnosed with cancer, and quite the year it has been. I went from feeling happy and seemingly healthy to being pushed into a swirl of mammograms, biopsies, surgery, radiation and drugs. I’ve battled fear, uncertainty, anger, depression and tears. I’ve lived through changes in my physical […]

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Love in the Time of Cancer: The C Diaries Post 5

By Ayesha Hakki Make Up. Break Up. Break Up. Make Up. Relationships twist and turn. Strain and yearn In times of illness. Those you thought would be there disappear in a flurry of excuses. Then the ones you thought never cared surprise you with love and patience. This is what I am learning. People react to […]

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The Party Begins: The C Diaries Post 3

by Ayesha Hakki “Cancer is a rascal,” were the words Payal said when we met for drinks a few weeks ago. “You need to get your surgery scheduled.” Before she said those words, I was taking things lightly. It was a sultry mid-August night and the only thing I was really thinking about was heading […]

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The C Diairies: My Journey Through Breast Cancer

By Ayesha Hakki August 14, 2014. Post One I’m staring at this text document on my laptop with fingers poised, somewhat unsure, over the keyboard. How do I start talking about the sudden, unexpected direction my life has taken? I Have Breast Cancer. Do I want to talk about it? How do I pose this? […]

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