As a writer and mother who can no longer have any more, it is my deep grieving responsibility to tell stories. Since the moment I saw the double lines on a pregnancy stick, I’ve encountered incredible women who have pressed on through heartbreaking circumstances. I am every, and all, and none of these women. This is a tribute to […]
It wasn’t until recently that I truly began to feel the impact of not having any ovaries or a uterus anymore due to ovarian cancer.
Two weeks ago I sat in the dark on the floor in my son’s room with my back against his crib. My knees were curled up to my chest as the screen on my phone made figures on the ceiling. My husband’s supporting shoulder was next to mine but all I could feel was the weakness […]
There was incessant beeping in the room when I finally opened my eyes. I can’t remember what time it was but the clock on the wall and the setup in the room materialized into the ICU. That, according to the doctor, meant the surgery was complicated. I tried to move but I was connected on […]
Obvious – I’m pregnant. Infer – You can infer I’m exhausted by the shadows under my eyes. Reveal – When you’re talking to me, I’m trying my best to focus while my son is practicing Taekwondo in my tummy. I walked into work on Monday with exhaustion draped over my shoulders, and I’m sure the dark […]
I don’t think I’ve blogged as much during this pregnancy because I didn’t want to seem to be whining [and I’m on summer break from teaching] – because in reality – growing another human is hard! It’s not just shoving six boxes of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls into your pie hole and waddling to the […]