The Digging Deep blog gathers voices of experts, survivors, parents, caregivers and patients to offer information and inspiration for everyone dealing with serious or chronic health conditions.
We believe that every young person struggling with illness has a story to share. We celebrate teen and young adult stories and insights in the voice of young writers
themselves on www.shadowsedge.com/blog
A year after I first got ill, I was sleeping on a friend’s couch, jobless, utterly alone and out of options. Was this the rest of my life?
We appreciate your struggle. We know you are doing your best. And we are all with you, today and every day, on this journey through illness into the person you will become.
Ruthy has been there and so she knows: It’s hard to start college with chronic conditions!
UK teen, Ellie, describes what it’s like to be a teenager with cancer, from hearing the “C word” for the first time, to missing school, to the tragedy of being able to understand the seriousness of her diagnosis.
When I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 19 years old, I realized that teenage limbo is much more complex after a cancer diagnosis.
To be frank I started blogging because I felt alone, in hopes of fighting that feeling and letting others known that they don’t have to fight this fight alone.
Before I got sick, I took my body for granted. I could run, jump and walk and do whatever I wanted. I did not realize that this “being able to move” was a big part of my self-esteem.
By giving in to your condition, you can find the adjustments that can keep you from giving up.
“It gets better. Full recovery is possible.”