Hello 2018 and goodbye 2017! It had its share of ups and downs for sure, but what year doesn't right? As some of you know my husband and I have been going through the adoption process for almost two years now after recovering from my Ovarian Cancer surgery and treatments. We decided that we would adopt literally the day I was told I had Ovarian Cancer in 2014. Trying to have a baby was what led us to actually finding out I had Ovarian Cancer in the first place, so you could say our yearning to become…Read more
If you follow my Fearless Memories Instagram or Facebook page you've seen pics or heard me talking about the new collection, “Power of Awareness”. This has been a labor of love between myself and Leora Allen, a fellow Ovarian Cancer survivor. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I have my faith grounded in God and I know he is still in control yesterday, today and forever. In saying that, I know he put us in each other's path to not only help each other, but to help other women. We are…Read more
So, for the last year I have been obsessed with succulents. They are easy to keep alive and they pair well with any decor style. You all know, I'm always obsessed with unique jewelry, so I thought why not combine the two for a perfect Mothers Day gift. You might have noticed I've been pairing the two for my jewelry photos recently, hence how this gift idea came to mind. For Mom's Day, I'm offering all my jewelry at a 20% discount using code MOMSALE2 for a limited time. The sale will run from now until…Read more
If you have joint pain, are a cancer survivor, or you just want to drink a super healthy, caffeine free yummy drink? This is for you! Below I am Listing the ingredients, along with the wonderful benefits of the tea. Try it ASAP and add it to your winter regimen for an immune boost.
Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Tea Recipe
1 cup Coconut or almond milk - if you are lactose intolerant? This is great for you! If not you can simply use organic milk
1/2 tsp Cinnamon -…Read more
This week was a roller coaster of emotions for me. No one else would have known this…I'm almost sure. Although, I did tell me husband, but I never want my fears or concerns to burden anyone else. I really want to just be a light to others and not a downer. Sometimes this is harder than other times, and this week was one of those times. It started out with my usual work of creating jewelry and brain storming to grow my business. Wednesday started out great with a fitting at Levy's clothing in Green Hills. I…
I wanted to share with you a few things I have learned about skin and beauty products over the last few years. It's amazing how God was already leading me to educate myself about these things even before I knew I had cancer. I have always been a naturalist and the fact that I was putting things on my skin that could be harmful was aposturous. I discovered that Europe banned 1,373 chemicals from cosmetic products while the USA only banned. 8. That's right only 8!! Basically the FDA turns a blind eye to the…Read more
I will start out by saying that I am so thankful to be alive and be cancer free. Without my faith in God and the wonderful doctors and nurses I would not be here today. I have decided to blog about my continued journey post therapy because, as I'm finding out, the journey isn't over. A lot of people think that once treatments are complete that the survivors fight is over. This is a large misconception. This was my own misconception, as it is for most survivors. I want to document this side of cancer…Read more
I decided that in light of David Letterman's retirement I would do my own top ten list….
Some funny, some serious..so here it goes…
Top ten things I learned from my journey with ovarian cancer.
- I don't like being bald!😳
- Chemotherapy is no joke! 😩
- If you find yourself saying "one day" I'm going to do that or do this? Why wait...do it now while you're healthy, because time flies too fast!⌛️
- If you need to say anything to anyone, don't wait another day. Say it today!
- Don't stress the small…
Well I made it through my first two days of chemotherapy! I have to admit I was super nervous on Monday prior to the infusion. As I've talked about before….the thought of the chemotherapy drug running through my veins is a bit scary to me. I said a prayer before infusion, took a deep breath and I was fine. Monday was my Taxol day which was given through IV. Im a little nervous with IV's because I have fairly small veins and at times nurses have had some trouble hitting my vein on the first try. I had a…Read more
August 31, 2014 was the beginning of a whirlwind that is still spinning. This was the day my husband and I took my Dad to the ER and found out he had double pneumonia. We lost my Dad September 10. It was the hardest day I have gone through in…Read more