Wow. I cannot even say how good it feels to be back at my lap top writing. I'm not sure if it's writing that is making me feel so good, or, being able to finally balance an infant to the point where I have a few moments to do something for myself that is beyond… Continue reading The Trenches of Parenthood
First time pregnancy, with a tumor, during a pandemic - sounds a bit like a horror movie, doesn't it? For me, it actually isn't a nightmare but a dream. Hear me out. I totally understand there are women who are pregnant during this crazy time and would have much preferred a more normal situation. I… Continue reading Pandemic Pregnancy: Why I Feel Lucky
In honor of Halloween, I wanted to address some of the scary myths we face as Desmoid Fibromatosis patients. These myths come from misinformation and lack of knowledge on the topic due to how rare of a disease it is. They can really "haunt" a patient who is living through them. Surgery to Remove the… Continue reading The Spookiest Myths About Desmoid Tumors
In general, stability is a really good thing. We go to college to get a stable job with a stable income. We look for stable relationships in our friends and lovers and we look to build a stable home to build our lives in and relax in. Being stable is a good thing. I got… Continue reading Stability
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 am NOT, by any means, an outdoorsy person. In fact, I really resonate with this meme in particular:I do, however have a best friend who is outdoorsy. We often speak about how we are so opposite and that's how our friendship works. She tends to get me into situations that are out of my… Continue reading How Quickly We Forget