New Year, Same Mission

I can't believe we are halfway though the first month of the new year! Before we know it we are going to be getting ready to celebrate 2021. Time really does fly. My coworker and I were talking about it and its been about 13 years since I graduated high school. 13 years? WHAT?! I… Continue reading New Year, Same Mission

The Spookiest Myths About Desmoid Tumors

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

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

Feel It Completely and Let It Go

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

Now Back To Your Normally Scheduled Blogging …

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 …

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.

Product Review: Myro Plant Based Deodorant

It's so important to be aware of the ingredients in our products. Especially when we use them frequently. For years now, I've been hearing about how bad deodorant can be for women and how its key ingredient, aluminum, has been known to cause breast cancer. As I've explained, shamefully, in the past, I always heard… Continue reading Product Review: Myro Plant Based Deodorant

How Quickly We Forget

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