I've never been good at letting go of things. I don't mean silly grudges or gripes. I always have an easy time of letting those go. I mean tangible things. Things that are comfortable to me. Things that I adore and hold meaning. I'll never be the person that hops on a plane and starts… Continue reading The Art of Letting Go
There was no greater feeling in the world than hearing my tumor was benign. Make no mistake however, these monsters can be invasive, grow aggressively, damaging to vital organs and in some cases, have caused fatalities. I feel like I say this all the time, but I am very lucky that my tumor is where… Continue reading What it’s Like Walking Into a Cancer Center as a Patient
My whole life I have been a ball of stress. I always tend to think of the worst possible outcome in any situation and harp on that bad outcome, in my head, until it becomes larger than life. Because I've always taken things on wholeheartedly this way, I know stress was a major factor in… Continue reading Hot Mess Express
I am in the 6th month of my diagnosis and more importantly month 6th of healing myself with a major lifestyle change (time flies when you're having fun). For 6th months I have flipped the script on what I knew for 29 years of my life and unlearned a lot of which I was taught… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Motivation vs. Commitment
September is Desmoid Tumor Awareness Month. Awareness of any disease is so important. Awareness brings attention which brings medical research and funding and hopefully will lead to more treatment options or even dare I say .. a CURE. I made a promise to myself that I would make my blog public knowledge on my personal… Continue reading To Share or Not to Share ..
I'm the type of person who truly considers over sharing a terrible trait. I've mentioned it in my past blog about social media, how it's so strange to me that we post so much of our real lives online and let strangers in on our daily routines, celebrations etc. yet won't even say hello to… Continue reading Why Did I Start this Blog?
For a while there, I had really mastered the art of talking to myself in a positive way. I was able to calm any negative thoughts, calm any anger I was feeling or ill feelings and I was even able to constantly look on the bright side of this tumor. Lately, it's been a little… Continue reading Feel It Completely and Let It Go
I think about this often. What if this whole situation didn't happen to me and instead of being the patient, my loved one was the patient and I was caring for them. Not that I need much "caring" for. Maybe emotionally more than anything but lets be honest, I needed that before my diagnosis too… Continue reading I’m Glad It’s Me
A letter to my 20's: Dear Twentie's, Wow. Where do I even begin? I was so excited to finally be able to bear the "20 something" age. I counted down the days until I was 20, but admittedly, I counted down the days to 21 with much more excitement. I went out and made memories… Continue reading A Letter to My 20’s.