Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chemo Conundrums

I am discovering that you need to have a medical degree to get cancer.  Without one it is like taking a crash course in science, statistics and pharmacology.  I am an artsy right brainer, none of these are strong subjects … Continue reading

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Pre-pregnant

While I was growing eggs for the IVF retrieval, my ovaries were several times bigger than their natural size.  In a normal cycle a woman might produce one or two eggs.  All the hormones I took were to encourage my … Continue reading

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Needles

When I was about 6 my mum brought me to the doctor’s for an immunization shot.  Sitting in the waiting room I sweated about the needle, its size and the seemingly insurmountable pain that was sure to come.  I started … Continue reading

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Quick Pic

Nothing says drinks and positivity like a sweet kale cashew shake and an ecstatic buddha.

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Ovary Surgery

On Friday my best friend, Bethany drove me to Verdugo Hills Hospital. I was on my way to get a laproscopic cystectomy with the possibility of removing my left ovary.  I was starving from one day of a clear liquid … Continue reading

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The Plan

In the middle of my second fertility doctor visit I started feeling excited about making little frozen embryos. My imagination gushed with images of the pre-baby cells happily chilling out together, waiting for me to get well.  Then a thought … Continue reading

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