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By: Karin Camposagrado Ever wondered what it's like to have a disability? I think it's a different experience for everyone. I saw a variation of a quote by Angel Chernoff the other day that really sums up my experience of living with a disability, it said "If the grass looks
I remember when I was in bed recovering from endometrial cancer, metastatic to colon nearly two years interrupted, between 2013 and 2015. I was dealing with the symptoms of cancer, an ostomy, a failed surgery, many side effects from medications, intense general pain and other ailments. I was also dealing
By: Keyla Caba Cancer.. It doesn’t discriminate; it is a disease that can and does affect us regardless of social status, race, gender, age, religion and sexuality. When I was told shortly after my 30th birthday that I would need a hysterectomy I felt the wind being knocked out
By Phuong Ly-Gallagher What is Colon Camp? Simply put, it’s magic. The Colon Club’s annual retreat is lovingly referred to as Colon Camp. We bring together colorectal cancer survivors and caregivers of all backgrounds, from all over the country, for a week of pampering and relaxation. Oftentimes this
By: Kimberly Coleman My battle with cancer has only served to enrich and teach me new and amazing things about life. That statement is the last thing I thought would come from my lips when I was first diagnosed in July 2015, with stage 2 rectal cancer complicated by a
By: Rena Münster For me, part of adjusting to life with an ostomy was getting involved in the ostomy community. I remember being overwhelmed with emotion walking into my first UOAA support group. It was refreshing to be in a room with 25 other people who all had an ostomy.