Will you be nursing?

There are a lot of things that have gone through my mind these past few months. This is not my first pregnancy. However, a lot has changed since I last gave birth ( 2012). My body has gone through so many changes. One topic in particular that has been tough for me is breastfeeding. I…

Pillows, Pills & Prayer…

I was so grateful to have the help and support of my loved ones. I had to use a small stool to get in and out of the bed in my parents’ guest bedroom. I had to constantly have help adjusting all the pillows. Between the pain and having drains on each side, I wasn’t…

Kiss “the girls” goodbye

It was 5:45am and I was sitting in the wating room of Duke Raleigh Hospital with my mother, boyfriend and Godmother by my side. I appeared calm on the surface, but really my mind (and heart) was racing. I couldn’t believe today was the day. I was walking in with breasts and things would be…

Twas the day before surgery…

I celebrated my 29th birthday on Sunday, May 3rd knowing that on Friday of that same week I would be sitting in a hospital waiting room preparing to undergo a double mastectomy (not really something I have on my 30 before 30 list). Anyone who knows me knows how close I was to my grandmother…

Painting the City Pink

If I had to describe today’s Komen Walk in one word, it would be…AMAZING! I am still undergoing the reconstruction process and wasn’t sure about being able to walk. However, my mother and I decided that we would at least try to raise money. With only 6 days until the race and a modest goal…

Pause for the Cause–Komen Triangle Race for the Cure

One thing I’ve always wanted to do is participate in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. However, it seemed as if life would get in the way. My grandmother, mother and myself have all battled this disease. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2011. She went through chemo from December…

Round One

Fast growing tumor= Immediate action. On December 9th, I was not only having my port placement procedure done, but beginning my first round of chemotherapy.  I was extremely nervous. I put on my brave face for those around me, but underneath it all I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest. The…

What Does it all mean?

The days that followed were such a blur. I felt like I lived at the Dr’s office. My biopsy follow-up appointment made it all too real. I sat in the waiting room beside my mom tapping my fingers on the side of the chair and checking the time every five minutes. Once my name was…

The Call

Once I gathered my thoughts after speaking with the Dr. I knew I had to call my mother. I sat in my car for a few minutes before I dialed her number. ” Be strong, don’t cry, you’re going to be okay.” I repeated to myself waiting for my mom to answer her phone. This…

7 Days: Fullness, Completion, Perfection

If you’ve attended church or done any kind of studying of the Word of God, then you’re probably familiar with the significance of the number 7. God created the world in 7 days. The number 7 often symbolizes fullness, completion and perfection. God’s completion of the world also marked the beginning of Biblical history which…