Oh boy! As I approach the last weeks of my pregnancy I’m overwhelmed with emotions. I cannot wait to meet my baby boy but I’m also really enjoying having him in my tummy.
My husband and I wanted to start a family a little over two years ago, we were asked by my doctor to wait. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, the words “you won the lottery of cancer” echoed in the room as she handed me a box of tissues but all I felt was numb. My doctor mentioned that this cancer was most common in women over 60yrs of age. I chose to not go through with chemo but rather undergo surgery to remove a portion of my cervix since I was in the early stages. Fast forward a year after my last procedure, I got the green light! Tears of joy. My doctor told me to not get too excited because my cancer could come back at anytime and if I was to become pregnant I would most likely miscarry. I was on cloud nine, those words went in one ear and out the other at that moment.
I chose to focus my time, love and energy on my health. I decided to leave my fast pace stressful job and went back to my practice- yoga. A few weeks later I found out I was pregnant! I tried to contain my excitement because of what my doctor had said but then I saw my husbands reaction, I had all the right to be excited and celebrate. Throughout this journey I have continued to focus on my health; eating clean, staying active and even letting go of any toxic relationships. I’m learning to let go of fear and I’m trust my body. The female body is incredible, I am so unbelievably humbled by my pregnancy. I can’t wait to meet my baby boy! ”