GoFundMe Update

Friends! Have you seen? My GoFundMe has raised $7,730 since I created it yesterday (if you haven't seen my GoFundMe page lately, click here). I cannot even believe it. I keep saying that. And crying. All the crying. I had no idea such a venerable, altruistic community and extended community existed around me. Some people …

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A Humble Open Letter to My Community and My GoFundMe Campaign

Over the past several months, I have written a lot about my very personal experience with cancer hoping in part to help bring awareness and hoping on a personal level to distract me. One thing that I have not shared a lot about is my work situation, FMLA, short term disability, etc. This one is …

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My Surprising Revelation About my Infertility

Content warning: this post discusses my experience with infertility which I realize is a trigger for many. If that's your experience, you may want to skip this post. My friends' kiddo, James My total hysterectomy in April 2019 rendered me unable to have children. After much, much reflection on this, I am very surprised at …

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Hair Talk: Why I Shaved My Head Before Starting Chemo and Why I Nixed the Wig

When I was diagnosed with recurrent ovarian cancer in 2019 and was subsequently prescribed chemo after my second surgery, I had many, many thoughts ricochetting around the expanse of my mind; however, losing my hair was not one of them. My appearance did not matter much to me in that moment, just that I was …

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