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

Result: Positive.

The results of my genetics test have been revealed: DNA Finding:    APC, EXON08, c.847C>T, p.Arg283X, Heterozygous, Pathogenic Official Diagnosis:   Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Apparently, the “T” in the c.847C>T should be a C. Who knew the alphabet could cause such troubles. Of course, this is me being a bit jaded. It was not unexpected, … Continue reading Result: Positive.


The Date

It’s funny how time is flying: Monday comes, then suddenly I wake up and it’s Friday. Yet, while this is happening the months seem to be moving unbearably slow. I know it has been a while since I have written, but sometimes one just needs a break. Not to say I have had much of … Continue reading The Date


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