Pain

     I'm currently having an extremely hard time with everything that is going on. My Avascular Necrosis (AVN) has made it incredibly difficult to walk nowadays, and my surgery isn't for another 2 weeks. AVN makes it harder and harder for me to be in any type of position that doesn't cause pain. Hopefully, this pain will be fixed after my surgery and I'll be a lot better.

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Control

     So I cut and dyed my hair and I could not be happier. I finally love my hair! Finally. It just makes me so happy to finally be able to control my hair. My cousin did an absolutely amazing job and I love it. My hair looks like actual cotton candy and it's beautiful. 

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Blindfolded

     On Friday I will be getting blindfolded and my hairstylist cousin will be dying and cutting my hair any way she likes. I have no idea what colors or cut. It feels so amazing to be able to choose to give someone power over my hair. I have the choice that I haven't had in almost 2 years.

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Close To Normal As Possible

     Finally home. After a recent stint in the hospital due to breathing concerns, it now seems that I have PJP pneumonia happening in my lungs. I'm having a hard dealing with everything being thrown at me as of right now as I'm getting ready for my surgery sometime in September. I can only hope that my pneumonia goes away before then. 

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Whole Different Ball Game

     I've realized when dealing with college admins it's a whole different ball game. My high school would work to help me so that I was able to get my education even though I was medically not able to leave my house, college is more figure it out yourself. 

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10 Days of Adventure

     The last two weeks have been literally magical for me. I was able to tag along on my cousins' vacation and experience Disney. Missing my senior trip was unbelievably hard. But 10 full days of Disney versus only the 4 I would have gotten on the senior trip made me feel so much better.

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New Diagnosis

     New diagnosis. Avascular necrosis. Chemo really is a double edged sword sometimes. I learned that because of chemo my veins are cutting off blood supply to my femur and causing it to slowly die. I find out next week if I will need surgery or not. But it will be a chronic pain for the rest of my life if I don't get surgery. It sucks to be faced with another obstacle to overcome but I'm, for now, looking past it.

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Officially Graduated

     That's a wrap! I am officially graduated and onto the rest of my life. I am excited and terrified all at the same time. It's hard to put into words exactly how it felt walking across the stage and receiving my diploma. 

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Graduation

     Today we had a senior walk in which all of the graduating seniors went to back to the elementary and middle schools to see their old teachers. In full cap and gown, and in the pouring rain, we went. The 2nd graders sang to us and gave us high fives as hard as they could. It was really a special moment.

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Forgiveness

     I was fortunate enough to receive an award that came with reward money on Senior Sunday to help me with college. I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunities I have, and for being recognized for being a part of ARVF. I learned a very valuable lesson this week though; to forgive.

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