In February of 2017 I was diagnosed with Acute Promgelocytic Leukemia (APL). I was 11 weeks pregnant and lost the baby as a result of my treatment. I have always felt that being diagnosed with leukemia is something I could deal with and fight and win. The thought of losing our baby that we have wanted and planned for at the same time was a whole different story. It has been the hardest card we have been dealt, harder than cancer.., its the thing that keeps me up at night.
Cancer is a scary word and being diagnosed with cancer will immediately change your life. Until I was diagnosed, I had no idea just how invasive cancer could be. Up until 3 months ago, I was healthy and active and my biggest complaints in life were about too much traffic and having an extra 10 (ok, maybe 20) pounds to lose. My symptoms came out of nowhere and quickly increased in severity. After suffering through a week of vomiting 2-5x/day the doctors found a mass in my s
Today I went to get my ultrasound and blood work. The results demonstrated that I have plenty of follicles. As a result, the doctor instructed me to start the Gonal-f and Menopur injection in the evening and continue until Thursdayevening. Friday morning, I have another ultrasound and blood work . I'm very excited and nervous to see how many eggs I'll produce! #youngadultswithcancer #chemoandinfertility #cancer #fertility #teammaggie #infertility #stayfocused #breastcancer #t
After hearing the news, that a fellow softball buddy ended his earthly battle with cancer and gained the biggest prize, a set of wings, today, I needed the gym more than ever. I didn't know Cody on a personal level, but I knew of him. We shared a common award #cancersurvivor ! I went through every emotion today trying to grasp the reality that he was gone. It wasn't until I was at the gym that I realized I was continually thinking about him selfishly. My first thought being f
A little #tbt on the top picture to May 2014. I was 2 chemo rounds in and a day before running a 5k! And the bottom two this past month! I never really see why people look at me crazy when I give them a short version of my life to this point, until I had a moment to reflect this morning. You don't realize how strong you are until it's honestly your only option. I never wanna be a quitter and I never wanna let myself down! #keepyourheadup#thestormwillpass #cancersurvivor #weal
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 to become closer,
Exactly two years ago around 7:30pm, I was sitting in my doctors office, making the toughest decision of my life! My mom, best friend, and boyfriend at the time by my side, 12/23/13 is just one of those days that will always stick out in my life. It's the night I decided to have a double bilateral mastectomy. Im glad I did.#cancersux #breastcancersurvivor #bestfamilyintheentireworldim sure it's a night Mary Phillips Jones and Lindsey Simpson will never forget as well #staystr
There are a few dates that will continue to stick out every year, and this is one of those. It's hard to believe, but this time last year I was going into my first chemo treatment. I was scared of the unknown, anxious to know what is was going to be like, and ready/determined to kick butt!#breastcancersurvivor #chemosucks #bestsupportsystem #timeflies#atlantacancercenter #staystrong #infertility #fertility #cancer #Teens #teammaggieforacure #teammaggie #teenswithcancer #cance