I always thought I was pretty healthy. I ate salads a few times a week and worked out once in a while! 💪🏼That was good right?! NOT REALLY! 🤦🏻♀️ Even after Emy was born and Danny and I really started getting back in the gym consistently and meal prepping, I still suffered from chronic fatigue, anxiety, and mild depression. It wasn't until I went to the doctor complaining of a lump in my stomach, got the MRI results back, and the doctor told me I had a 20 cm ovarian tumor on my right ovary. 🤢🤢🤢
That's when I realized I wasn't healthy at all! My doctor told me after he surgically removed it they would know if it was cancerous and THEN if that were the case we would talk about staging and treatment aka chemo/radiation 😳
I remember zoning out, tears filling in my eyes, how could this be happening? I was 29 years old, I had JUST had a baby girl who I was madly in love with, my life was just beginning... this isn't fair!! Ugh. I knew enough about chemo and knew I wasn't putting that shit into my body!! 🙅🏻🙅🏻So I started praying. I fucking prayed a lot!
Fast forward to after surgery⏩⏩ my tumor was benign! 🙏🏻🙌🏼 I had a 20 cm terratoma ( a cyst with diverse tissue including hair, teeth, bone, thyroid, etc.) Can we say GROSS! 😷 I was SO thankful I didn't have cancer and to have that thing out of me but I knew I had to make some serious changes! If I kept up the same unhealthy lifestyle- what was going to prevent me from getting another one of these things or worse?
I started drinking when I was 17 and never really stopped. And into my later twenties it got worse, which is a WHOLE separate post!! 🙄😂 but for real drinking every night, and eating unhealthy wasn't getting me anywhere. 🌱So at 30 years old my health journey began! 🌱I've been through so many ups and downs along the way but I have made some major changes and I am proud of myself for that. I am not perfect in the least. Every day I wake up & I try to make the best decisions for me & my body and what I put into it because nobody else is going to do it for me! ✨Life is about CHOICES! ✨And when I started to make better choices, babes my life got so much better!! 🙌🏼☺️✌🏼