A little knowledge for you…

Amazingly STRONG!
Most people think a colonoscopy is just some pain in the butt (literally) test that you have to do once you turn 50.
The truth is that is can save your life! Most do not know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US.
Regular screenings are your best chances to protect yourself.
If you do not have a family history make sure to start your screenings right at age 50 unless your doctor recommends earlier.
For people like me with a large family history of colon cancer follow your doctors recommendations on what age to start your screenings.
I am only 30 and had my 1st screening yesterday. I want everyone to know there is nothing scary or painful about this procedure. It is also outpatient. So don’t let your fear of the test stop you from getting screened. Gladly my test came back fine! I will continue to get screenings as my Dr. recommends every 5 years.

mylifewithasideofcancer

So, I have almost finished my third chemo treatment…I am currently hooked up to my pump of poison and will get disconnected on Wednesday. I am happy to report that I still have my hair! I told my doctor that I still have to shave my legs, so I am taking that as a good sign that my hair is still growing!

I am 3 weeks into this crazy journey and I have decided to combine a holistic/natural treatment with my chemotherapy. While I am participating in genetic counseling and testing and believe there may be a connection, I strongly believe that environmental factors played a role in my early development of colon cancer. The holistic/natural treatment is more of a lifestyle change that will continue to strengthen my body, mind, and spirit as well as help prevent any reoccurrence of this or any cancer.

So now for a little…

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Liebster Blog Award!

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This is not my normal type of post but wanted to take some time to say Thank you!

Trials Of A Stay a Stay At Home Mom was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Real Moms Wing It!

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From what I found on Google The Liebster Blog Award is used to highlight smaller blogs with less thn 300 followers.

Seems like everyone puts some type of pay it forward guidelines attached to it so here it goes…
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What to expect…

Whats the point? The reason(s) I’m here talking for all to see…

I will talk about my kids A LOT! The happy times and stressful times. You’ll get it all.

Cooking- I am Gluten Intolerant and on a Gluten Free diet. My daughter Giada has an intolerance to dairy. For that reason and others I will get into later I have her on a Gluten Free and Casein Free diet. I plan to share favorite recipes and products. With dietary restrictions like this I know there will be times I will try something that doesn’t work. Ill share that too.

Organization- with a busy life, organization is the key. I use to call myself the most unorganized organized person ever but over the years and after the birth of each of my children my type A personality has little by little gone into overdrive. And dare I say it is my OCD side and anal retentive side that keeps my home in 1 piece.

Cleaning- having 2 kids (ages 3.5 and 1.5), a husband and a dog cleaning is an every hour thing.

Being Crafty- since becoming a Stay at Home Mom I have started to try and reach the crafty side of my personality… Making tutus for my daughter, projects for my son, DYI for the house and so on.

Weight loss- I have recently lost a bunch of weight. 51 lbs in the last few months, 60 lbs from my all time high. I will continue to document my weight loss here and Twitter.

And much much more.

Family Picture- Sept 2012