Welcome to All Things Ab!
My name is Abi, and I'm a 21-year-old cancer survivor. In July 2017, I was diagnosed with Stage I, Grade II, Ovarian Cancer- Sertoli Leydig cell tumor of the left ovary. It was a complete shock and surprise to me after not having any signs or symptoms, so now I strive to create awareness through writing about the importance of listening to your body and being proactive about your health.
I have been cancer-free as I know it since November 2017, but I'm still trying to find that magic combination between patient and person. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy the simple things. Born and raised close to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I enjoy spending my time either on a yoga mat, with a pen in my hand, a book in my nose, or in the stands of a sporting event. Most of that doesn't get accomplished with the amount on my plate right now, but I love it all.
In the fall of 2019, I will graduate college with a Bachelor's degree in exercise science and a minor in professional writing. My goal for this blog is to use my education, nursing training, and personal experiences to help update, inform, inspire, and connect with others (cancer-related or not) through my passion for writing.
On my blog, you will find updates about my personal journey and resources for improving your overall awareness. I hope to replace the need for Google searches that can spiral out of control.
I would be more than happy to answer any comments, concerns, or lingering questions you have, so don't hesitate to do so. A lot of people mistakenly think cancer is too sensitive of a topic to talk about, and all I have to say about that is it couldn't be further from the truth for me. Nothing would make me happier than to have a discussion with you about what I know or what I went through.
Be sure to access my contact information on the sidebar and leave a comment or question, and let me know about your story!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and allowing me the space and voice to influence others about their choices.
Take care of yourselves!
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