Every day we exchange energy, put out energy, and consume energy. While I was pregnant, I did a lot of reading about how important energy is during childbirth. While I was excited to meet our baby, I couldn't shake my nervous energy. As much as I craved to be confident and steadfast in my abilities… Continue reading Crystal Clear Vision: The Crystals I Used in Childbirth
For as long as I can remember giving birth has been one of my greatest fears. Probably since the day I realized how babies actually come into this world, I've been petrified of the day I would give birth. Over the years I've watched (not literally) my powerhouse female family and friends give birth to… Continue reading Getting My Mind Right & a Drive By Shower
I am so sorry to have gone MIA. I definitely miss writing my personal blog and documenting my Desmoid journey. I'm not going to lie though, I was not so good at juggling all the things I had to juggle this holiday season. Between all the celebrations, my appointments, no days off from work, seeing… Continue reading Where the Heck Have I Been?
I can't believe I am nearing my last MRI of the year. I am so happy this year is almost behind me and I am going into the new year hopeful. Mostly hopeful that my regular 3 month MRI and doctor visits will be deduced to every 6 months. I was thinking about how far… Continue reading My Last MRI of 2019
You don't usually hear the word thankful and Desmoid Tumor in the same sentence. Because of the holiday, I decided to switch that up. There are plenty reasons why I could dislike my Desmoid but: Thanks for reminding me, girl. Here are 5 things things my tumor has made me thankful for:My Support Group -… Continue reading 5 Things My Desmoid Tumor Made me Thankful For
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
The other day, as I got my dogs rain coat on him, it dawned on me: "I am absolutely crazy." Not that me getting my dogs raincoat on was the first time I ever noticed it, but realizing your dog has a raincoat when you yourself do not, really gets you thinking. I would literally… Continue reading What Being a Dog Mom is Really Like
spo·rad·ic /spəˈradik/ adjective occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated. "sporadic fighting broke out" For as long as I've been diagnosed, I've been clinging to the word sporadic. When I received a diagnosis, a rare diagnosis, none the less, it kind of knocked me off my feet, I am a… Continue reading Genetic Testing: Should I or Shouldn’t I?
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