November, The Month I Have Been Dreading, The Month I Celebrate

Today of all days I open Facebook and hit the “On This Day” to cry my eyes out in between volunteering this morning to an evening ball (black tie event).  A year ago I went public with the information that a mass had been discovered on my left ovary.  The year ago me was worried,…… Continue reading November, The Month I Have Been Dreading, The Month I Celebrate

Few of My Favorite Things, Post and During Cancer

I was blessed with some pretty amazing cancer care packages from some pretty epic friends.  Friends that either walked the path before me, those that researched what others found useful, and those that knew I could use a warm hat or scarf to see me through my journey.  Today I will take you through a…… Continue reading Few of My Favorite Things, Post and During Cancer

Waving the White Flag… Be Kind to Yourself

There were two times in the cancer journey when I had to wave the white flag and ask for help.  This week was the third time.  I swear sometimes it just hits me like a ton of bricks.  I think most would assume that I’d be celebrating every single day with being in remission and…… Continue reading Waving the White Flag… Be Kind to Yourself

The Cancer Pottery Wheel

If you’ve never taken a piece of clay and thrown it onto a pottery wheel to create a masterpiece, I encourage you to do so!  In my time I have done that very thing and I can think of a time in particular where I just couldn’t get it right and I kept starting over…… Continue reading The Cancer Pottery Wheel

You Won’t Find This in any Hysterectomy Brochure

Every woman fantasizes about the day she no longer has to worry about maxi pads, tampons, or cramps.  If you are a female and don’t then you must be in the 1% category of women that believes menstruating is a glorious thing.  I am not in that 1%.  Being plagued with ovarian cysts for most of my adult…… Continue reading You Won’t Find This in any Hysterectomy Brochure

The Ability to Watch Your Kids Grow Up

As I gaze across a few lawns watching my kids enjoy playing with others, the cool air is crisp, the sun is setting, the grass is green, leaves are changing.  It is moments like this that I tend to tear up.  Moments longing to watch to my girls grow up.  A year ago this emotion…… Continue reading The Ability to Watch Your Kids Grow Up

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms In Real Talk

I so wanted to do this blog post in the month of September for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month but my emotions wouldn’t let me.  Every single time I sat down to write this piece I just couldn’t.  I felt like I should have known, should have had better conversations with my OB/GYN, and really this part is emotional…… Continue reading Ovarian Cancer Symptoms In Real Talk