The Trenches of Parenthood

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

Pandemic Pregnancy: Why I Feel Lucky

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

A Blog About Nothing

I really would love to blog regularly. When I created my Instagram page and my blog, I had imagined posting frequently. I wanted to create content based off my condition multiple times a week. I would have endless ideas and beautiful, meaningful, transparent topics. But, I am healing. The best part about healing (aside from… Continue reading A Blog About Nothing

Genetic Testing: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

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?

Stability

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

Advocate for Yourself, It’s Important

Since the beginning of my diagnosis I've been hearing how important it is to advocate for yourself with your medical professionals. I feel sometimes, we put so much trust in them, that whatever they say goes. I have not always been the best advocate for myself. Sometimes, I leave situations thinking "I should have spoken… Continue reading Advocate for Yourself, It’s Important

Tips For Making a Lifestyle Change

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 SHRUNK MY TUMOR.

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.

Scanxiety

It's a real thing, scanxiety. I'm almost 100% positive it's not considered a real word but trust me, it's a real feeling. One that I thought I would never have to feel but since I do, I need to feel it and let it go. These past few months, while on watch and wait, have… Continue reading Scanxiety