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Pregnant With Cancer

Seven Years in Remission, Seven Years Old

Gabriella just turned 7 on November 17th. It is, as I say every year, hard to believe how much time flies. She's grown into quite the little lady. She is feisty and definitely likes things her way. She loves her big sisters more than life and looks up to them. She enjoyed her birthday with some cake and presents.

I always reflect around her birthday about how much we have overcome and I'm very thankful. I'm thankful that the constant fear of the cancer returning has now faded away. I now focus on my life, my family, and my career. It's normal again. I'll always have that. I'll always be a survivor as will Gabbi. We beat it together. She gave me hope when it seemed it was hopeless. I fought for her. I'm here because of the strength and determination she gave me to fight. Maybe some day she'll truly know what she did for me.

I fought for my other girls as well, of course. They took care of me and had to grow up a little too fast because of it. I know it was hard on them. It's scary to see mom so sick. Moms can't get sick! I have some amazing little women. They are the reason I get up each day and do what I do. They are the reason I breathe. My greatest accomplishment wasn't becoming a nurse, or beating cancer. It was becoming a mother.

Growing Up

It's been so long since I posted that I'm making two blog posts!! My Gabbi is now 6 years old and going into first grade. She is getting bigger every day. I thought I'd share a pic of her and a pic of me 6 years in remission. I know there are those out there getting the awful diagnosis of pregnancy and cancer at the same time. We did it. Have faith!

Discipline?

I sometimes feel like my life has created a monster. I have a lot of love to give. I hate hurting people though in the process I sometimes hurt myself. I grew up with parents who firmly believed spare the rod and spoil the child. While I am not against spanking I find it difficult for me to do. I prefer other methods of discipline simply because I lived a life full of anger and constant arguing and bickering. I want no part of that life anymore or any memory of it. There is difference between a spanking and beating. I was beat daily. How can I inflict that on a child? I won't.

Do you find as a parent it's difficult to displine effectively? My children are as old as 17 and as young as 6. My Gabbi is my life and my miracle. I fought for her very existence. She by all rights shouldn't be here. They told me to abort her. So as she yells no and tells me she doesn't wanna do that or tells others "you're not my boss!" I wonder how to effectively discipline or change that behavior. It's so frustrating. There has been enough hitting and abuse in my own life to last a lifetime. I don't need to be reminded of any of it. So while I do not oppose spanking I tend to only spank in the most extreme situation. Do I care too much? Love too much? Am I hurting her? Maybe. I have my own issues with the teenagers. I will save that for another day! What are some of your best parenting tips?

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Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma 2 weeks after discovering I was pregnant with my fourth child. I had chemo from 10 weeks into the pregnancy throughout and delivered a healthy baby girl and am currently in remission.
What is your blogging philosophy?
I use it as a means of expressing what I am going through, feeling or doing that day. I like to make friends and get to know other people through it too. It's like peeking through a keyhole into someone's life, as corny as that sounds.
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At 4:15pm on July 11, 2013, Lea said…

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I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


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At 11:55pm on August 19, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time. Life has truly been a beautiful blessing for you. Gives us all a smack on reality.
At 11:53pm on August 19, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 12:02am on May 15, 2010, Erica Gold said…
Wow! Thank you for sharing your story. My heart goes out to you and for all you have been through!
At 12:04pm on December 11, 2008, Suzzette Drake said…
Aww, you're so pretty
At 5:39pm on December 8, 2008, Kim said…
what an amazing story!
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At 12:57am on December 7, 2008, Louise said…
I was going around making friends today and wanted to share my contests!
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At 11:24pm on November 27, 2008, Alyssa said…
wow amazing! You are truly blessed! and you're beautiful!
At 3:58pm on November 24, 2008, Deborah at Coco Bonbons said…
What an amazing story you have! You rock!
At 10:15pm on November 19, 2008, Leslie Moody said…
I have read your blog all about how you have survived cancer while pregnant and I think you are amazing!!! and such a beautiful person inside and out!!!!!! =) I love reading your stories!! =)
 
 
 

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