I started this journey out just like most of you with the pain of struggling to conceive. Along the way, a pregnancy loss and then the birth of my rainbow baby boy, who is now a "tween boy" going on 21! It is a different time for me and where I am in the infertility community but I am still here to support you. I can most definitely relate.
With more time on my hands from being furloughed due to COVID concerns it has left me with way more time on my hands to think. Sometimes the thinking is a good thing but other times it just builds up anxiety that I do not want. I am my own worst enemy, creating visions filled with fear makes it even worse. I continue to think about my purpose and how these times have made it hard to feel motivated so why not start here?. I cannot wait to get back to work so I have a clearer vision.
During this time I had many follow up appointments for my ongoing health conditions. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer (known as the "good cancer") back in 2018. I had a full thyroidectomy with a partial neck dissection with the removal of 70 lymph nodes, three of which were cancerous, and RAI (Radioactive Iodine treatment) to kill any other cells. I was in seven days of isolation at home to keep my family safe. Now, it is always going for doctor appointments, scans and testing to make sure the cancer stays away. I am all good, just trying to feel optimal since my blood levels and scans have come back all clear. It is another journey that I wish I never had to experience but it's added to my list. The infertility journey left me with a beautiful son and the cancer journey has left me with strength that has fear lingering behind.
With that I finally revisited my online store, Unique Apparel to create some fun quotes on apparel and accessories. Some of the items might be fitting for the times we are in, some crazy yet inspirational quotes and just for the fun of it. Also, I created a t-shirt from my "LIFE" motto at the end of my book which is actually fitting for the times. I would love to hear from you if you are specifically looking for a saying or quote to add to a t-shirt or accessory that I can add to my shop. Please feel free to reach out to me via email: Frangagirl@gmail.com with your ideas. Follow my new twitter account for Unique Apparel. Use code JULY2020 for 10% off. Don't forget to tag me with your merchandise!
I would love to hear what you've been up to and how I can support you. Remember, I currently still have time on my hands until my job resumes and that thing we call "school". I'm happy to volunteer to help with something you might need a hand with or I'm just hear to listen.
Today, I leave with these inspirational quotes:
"It's what you've been through that makes you who you are today!"