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Cancer Sucks

Knowing that every person in my life has been touched SOMEHOW, by cancer, I am constantly amazed at how many people are so callous towards those suffering from cancer. Whether it's an employer, or someone who just either doesn't know or doesn't care, it's sad to see that type of indifference.
In this case, I have a very good friend of mine who's father is suffering from stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. He's a great man who has worked hard his whole life, and is now unable to work due to the treatments that he is going through. His daughter is trying to take care of him and help with the bills, and as anyone who has tried to live and fight cancer knows, that is extremely difficult to do. So she doesn't know it, but I asked her for the fundraiser page she started for his treatment.
Anything that you can give, whether it's a dollar or a hundred, will be greatly appreciated by the family and I know it will help him be able to focus on fighting this horrible d…

High Risk Appointments and Ligament Stretching

Because I am going to be 35 when the baby is born, as well as my Hughes Syndrome, my OB thought it best that we consult with a high risk doctor at Maternal Fetal Medicine from UAB.  I was 10 weeks for that appointment and everything went great. They did an ultrasound and Andrew got to see the baby for the first time. Apparently our little Turner hears the music because during the ultrasound he was bobbing his head, almost like it was in tune to music.

This is 10 weeks of baby. My ligament stretching and pain has started and today it's been pretty bad. I can tell I'm pregnant thanks to my belly and I'm pretty shocked that I'm this big this fast. That being said, somehow, somewhere, I'm going to have to find a bra that holds these babies in. Because that is the other place that I'm rapidly expanding. 
Little Turner is growing quickly as well. Everything looked great. Heartbeat and all. And of course Daddy Andrew was just flabbergasted and excited.

So apparently e…

God's Got Jokes.... But It's a Good One

As I was getting prepared for my LSAT and my mastectomy, my doctor decided it was a good idea to change my sleeping pill. As someone who has suffered from chronic insomnia for years this was a terrible time to do it. We went from Ambien (which worked fine) to another drug I can't recall the name of, to Lunesta. Lunesta is a disgusting tasting pill that stays with you all day. It's in your food when you eat, your milk when you drink, and for me, it made me extremely nauseous. I tried it for several weeks and finally thought to myself, no. This isn't working. Andrew and I discussed it and decided I needed to head to the doctor. But before that, I wanted to take a pregnancy test and get it out of the way, so they didn't ask. I hate that question.

 Needless to say, a positive pregnancy test after about 15 years of trying to have a child was NOT what I was expecting. Especially when Andrew and I had decided that we weren't going to have kids. So I hop, skipped a…