3 Tips to Manage Pre-Op Mental Health

I strongly believe that talking about your disease and your experience when you want to and on your own terms is very important for your mental health. I found that ignoring it only made everything worse.


I Am Ready

It's June. I am officially 21 days from a surgery that is going to change my life. And by that I mean, a surgery that is going to save my life – I mean who wants to risk living on borrowed time? Proactive measures are a must, and here I go. I have just received … Continue reading I Am Ready

When It Rains, It Pours

Picture this: Windy, stormy, rainy day, but you have this deep motivated and enthusiastic feeling because you are at a point you’re turning your life around. And then a “No Caller ID” vibrates in your pocket. I knew it was the doctor, and was tempted to ignore it. I swallow hard, and answer, knowing they … Continue reading When It Rains, It Pours


The Waiting Game

Fuelling energy towards "doing something about it" instead of the feeling of "waiting for something to happen" is a way to manage your mental health. Continue reading


Don’t Take Health For Granted

It is 5:23 on a mid-November Saturday morning in 2016, and I find myself wondering the unanswerable inquiry: “what is the purpose of life?” Yes, I am only 25. What could possibly have me tossing and turning all night searching for this answer like it is hidden somewhere under the sheets? Health. It is something we … Continue reading Don’t Take Health For Granted