Friday Faves: Hospital Spa Edition

When Hayes was up at Primary Children’s hospital we stayed in the area of the hospital that was just for oncology patients. The 4th floor, ICS wing that was completely isolated from the rest of the hospital to keep the cancer patients safe from others sickness and infection. There was no privacy and personal care became of little importance.

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Part One: Teen Love To Triplets

It was the summer after 5th grade. I was a quiet, gangly 11 year old that didn’t like attention of any kind so I tried to blend in. I was unusually tall for my age and had “developed” early. I looked like I was in 9th grade and I hated that because I stood out. I was also painfully shy. I avoided communication at all cost and I am quite certain I didn’t say a word to a boy until I was 16. Basically I was awkward.

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A Long Winded Version of My Cancer Journey

This year is the 18 year anniversary of a landmark in my life. Little known fact about me, I had cancer when I was 16. I was in French class when the boy behind me noticed my throat and in true teenage boy fashion said, “What the heck is wrong with your neck? You have an Adam’s apple!” I remember reaching up to my throat being mortified. I had never noticed it before, but very clearly, there was a large lump off centered on my neck where an Adam’s apple would be. “You are a goiter girl!!” he repeated continually. Immediate embarrassment! But, my French teacher, Mr. Isom, saw the interaction and came up to warn me that I needed to get it checked out. He was genuinely concerned for me.

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