Going through my notes tonight and found this. I wrote it during a moment of vulnerability. When my heart felt like it was going to explode. I didn’t share it then. I questioned whether I would seem insane at the time; however, I see now that was not the case. June 2019: Recently I had … Continue reading Real talk about Mental Health
2.02 Reaction to my Bone Marrow Biopsy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFM_4uYP0yA On this episode of Diagnosis: The Series, I sit down with Brittney, one of my oldest and dearest friends to watch my bone marrow biopsy video. Her reaction is golden, which is why I invite you to sit down with us and witness them for yourself.
The Bone Marrow Biopsy Video
Hello all – Sorry for the delay! It’s been a hectic eight months but don’t worry we’ve been filming and tonight we launched the first episode of Season 2 on our Youtube channel! There is a lot packed into this 12-minute video. Including a Q&A portion where I answer several of Google’s most searched questions … Continue reading The Bone Marrow Biopsy Video
Be the Match
Over the past 30 years Be the Match has been operated by the National Marrow Donor Program and has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. They work every day to save lives through transplant. Spoiler ** THEY EVEN SAVED MINE **. The process literally takes a few minutes. When Alexa's … Continue reading Be the Match
There are days that are etched into my memory. August 30, 2018 is one of those days. I got up early that morning prepared to go take a shower to get ready for a blood transfusion when I noticed something. Clumps of my hair was falling out in rapidly. This was one of those moments … Continue reading Brave
“This is something you tell…” – w/Alexa Conners
Don't worry.. I won't make any one cry this week! It's fascinating to sit down and get someone else's interpretation of the things that are going on in your life. Today on Diagnosis: The Series, I do just that, by sitting down with Alexa Conners. Most people know Alexa has being a Pro-MMA fighter; however, … Continue reading “This is something you tell…” – w/Alexa Conners
My First Round of Chemotherapy
On August 10th, 2018 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Because this form of leukemia is aggressive it had to be treated aggressively and on August 15th I began induction. Over the next 6 months I went through intense treatments. Eight rounds of chemo, which consisted of two different cycles. Cycle A and Cycle … Continue reading My First Round of Chemotherapy
What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia? A.L.L.
When I was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) I was absolutely clueless to both the illness and what to expect from the side effects. Because of this I began learning about my illness and decided to sitting down to discuss what A.L.L. is and what my journey has looked like since being diagnosed. … Continue reading What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia? A.L.L.