Leukaemia and Fertility: Against All Odds

Leukaemia and Fertility: Against All Odds

Within the first few weeks of being diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukaemia), a doctor told me that I would most likely never be able to get pregnant and become a biological mother. The strong and intense treatment against cancer would destroy my ovarian...
ICU Psychosis as a Cancer Patient

ICU Psychosis as a Cancer Patient

For four years, I worked in the hematology lab at a major cancer center in Rhode Island. During that entire time, it never occurred to me that I would one day become afflicted with one of the blood cancers that I had dealt with every day as a healthcare professional....
Recovery and Finding Purpose Through Cancer

Recovery and Finding Purpose Through Cancer

March 17, 2017 – Present Day After the over 40 days in the ICU and 53 days in the hospital, my physical and occupational therapists cleared me to leave, exactly one year from the day Lauren and I met! Dr. Stephenson my surgeon for all 5 surgeries took it upon...
Cancer Treatment, Complications, and Getting Back Up

Cancer Treatment, Complications, and Getting Back Up

Shortly after the diagnosis I was informed that I would require 5 rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the 11 cm tumor before surgically removing it. Each round of chemo became more difficult not only physically, as one would imagine, but mentally as well. I began to lose...
A Cancer Diagnosis and Learning Vulnerability

A Cancer Diagnosis and Learning Vulnerability

On August 12, 2016, my life changed forever. I had been puking blood for days. I could barely stand, and I felt as if I had the worst flu of my life. Stubborn as I am, I thought it would pass in a day or two and just rested at home. But after a few days of no sleep or...