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Posts by Theresa Rees

Survivor, Hodgkins Lymphoma

Understood Listening

by Theresa Rees September 11, 2023

The word “understand” seems like a simple word to comprehend, but it is not as simple as it seems. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I had a slew of medical professionals try to deduce my symptoms and the side effects I experienced without looking at me as an individual. They read and looked at their words but did not listen to my words. They chose to lessen my words.


Dear Cancer, I Knew That Something Was Lurking

by Theresa Rees July 12, 2023

Dear Cancer,

I’m not really sure how to address you. You’re kind of like that mean girl who bullies just because she can or the mysterious stranger in the corner of the room—the kind that people are interested in but don’t want anything to do with.