As I anxiously sat in the waiting room at Dana Farber with my parents and husband last week, my husband was talking to us a mile a minute. If you know my husband, this isn't a rarity, but this was on o v e r d r i v e. It was making me more… Continue reading I Interviewed My Husband
A funny thing happened today: I remembered I have my next MRI in just 4 short days. I remembered, meaning, I had forgotten about it. WHAT?! This time, 3 months ago, the week leading up to my first, post diagnosis MRI had me riddled with nerves. I was starting to have bad dreams, I was… Continue reading Not Today, Scanxiety!
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
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
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.
Well, hello strangers! I have to admit, I have been TERRIBLE at keeping up with my blog this Summer. Between the gorgeous weather, the 4th of July holiday and my impromptu vacation, I have completely let my blog fall by the wayside and that's not cool. Not only do I LOVE sharing and learning on… Continue reading Now Back To Your Normally Scheduled Blogging …
It's not easy when you suddenly change up the way you have been doing things your entire life. Since I was young I always ate meats and consumed dairies. I never really lived an organic lifestyle or put thought into what I was putting on or in my body. Recently, having changed my entire lifestyle,… Continue reading Tips For Making a Lifestyle Change
I wasn't super nervous for my follow up appointment ... until the night before. The whole time leading up to this visit at Dana Farber I was calm, cool and collected. The MRI really freaked me out the most but the results, at that time, weren't bothersome to me. Then, the night before the appointment… Continue reading I SHRUNK MY TUMOR.
I had my follow up MRI last Friday! I say it excitedly because I am glad it's O V E R. The very first time my PCP told me I needed and MRI I immediately panicked thinking about my claustrophobia. I hate small, confined places. Knowing I can't get out of a small space can… Continue reading MRI’s: What to Expect