I swear I could sing it on the top of the mountain, No More Drainage Tubes!!!

It was a little stressful today but an exciting day at the same time. I was nervous because I have never been under anesthesia. At the same time, I was excited to get my egg retrieval over with.  I woke up to some great news...the doctor and her team were able to retrieve 14 eggs! No words can explain the excitement I feel right now.  Tomorrow, I will receive a phone call to let us know how many eggs were successfully fertilized. 

From Jan to Dec. 2014 I battled cancer.  Cancer does not just last through your treatment, it lives with you forever.  Some great advise I received from my Oncologist at Northside Hospital was find something and immerse yourself in it.  Well I did just that.  In January 2016 I delivered a beautiful baby girl.  What a blessing she is.  In 2016 I became a Rise Athlete and I am headed to the NPC stage in 2017....

I had a 7am appointment this morning to get an ultrasound and blood work. It was rough getting up because my mind wouldn't let me sleep last night. In better news, I have several follicles growing on both sides of my ovaries. My largest follicles are 10mm and 11mm. The rest of my follicles are at 8mm or less. The doctor changed the dosage of Menopur to a higher dosage and Gonal-f stayed the same. The doctor also added another injection to my fertility treatmen...

Fighting and beating cancer was/is not a walk in the park and I feel that needs to be said before what I'm about to be say. I'm thankful cancer was a detour my journey of life took. Most people are probably reading this thinking I'm crazy and that is fine. I'm not thankful I physically had cancer, but I am thankful for the people I met, the things it taught me, the person it made me, and the opportunities it has and continues to give me. It allowed my family t...

Life truly is a journey not a destination! As I drove home from a good friends wedding this sunset couldn't have been better. It made me reflect back on my life and where/what I have been through and what is still to come. Although it's had its all time lows and highs, I wouldn't want my story to have been written any other way. 

Today marks one year when I was officially diagnosed with breast cancer. 12/3/2013 is a day I will never forget. It marks the beginning to the craziest journey of my life, and it also marks the day I joined a lifetime sorority of the bravest, strongest, and mist determined women. We may not get to choose every detail of our lives, but we do get to choose how we live it. You can choose to let it beat you down, or you can choose to live it up and make the best o...

Every year when my birthday comes around, I feel a variety of emotions come flooding into my head. Some good and of course some bad. I begin to think about previous birthdays, and what I did to celebrate, who my friends were, what happened in my life that year, what I wanna do this year, or what didn't work so well last year. Even though I am always excited to celebrate, after I turned 21 I started to dread adding a +1 to my age. Until a few days ago, when a c...

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