I have always thought of life as a story. Its words, pages, and chapters describe the odyssey of our existence on Earth. The novel contains the highs, the lows, the crevices in between. Coming to college has been the most awakening chapter yet. I have lived in a different realm of life. Living on my…Details
At the end of the day we are all human. We strive for the best, but often times make mistakes. I admit that I make mistakes all the time, often times everyday. Pouring the wrong milk in my iced coffee, being impatient with something, feeling frustrated over things I should not… This summer I made…Details
Today I closed the chapter of high school after five years. When I started high school I had a master plan. Specific courses I wanted to take, striving to get into UW-Madison, aspiring to grow as an individual, dreaming of growing academically, and much more. Once my sophomore year came, the plan quickly became different.…Details
I am a Badger!
An eternal thank you to all of the teachers, academic staff, and medical staff who have supported me along the way. It is official, UW-Madison here I come!
On May 16th, I am hoping for a successful take down of my ileostomy. Patients that are medically complex with chronic rare diseases are familiar with facing the unknown. Every treatment, surgery, and therapy is decided based on knowledgeable guesses. There are no outlines or recommended plans. There is no documentation of patients like them,…Details
In life, there are countless choices that I have made. Most have been simple, from choosing which class to take to happily choosing what to drink at Colectivo. Lately the choices have been more complicated. Looking at this transplant center versus a different one. Taking this medication with these side effects versus another with a…Details
Dear 2018… Oh where do I even begin? You brought more than anyone could have ever imagined… You brought storms of Herculean strength- volatile and treacherous. You brought the most beautiful moments of clarity and peace. You brought moments of agony and pain. You brought moments of pure heaven on earth. You brought it all-…Details
Yesterday was a challenging day… for the first time this year I had to leave classes at school early due to feeling unwell. I woke up today invigorated for a fresh start, a new day. I had my Headache Clinic today where I got another round of my Botox injections to help with my chronic…Details
Dream as if it is and it will be Wednesday, August 29th, I was scheduled for an hour long surgery to close my GJ gastrocutaneous fistula, and irrigate my colon. The surgery ended up being two and a half hours, but was an overall success. It was going to be a quick recovery. I was…Details
Life is a constantly evolving journey. It is a rapid and violent tornado. It is a magnificent sunrise shimmering down on the fresh dew drops on lush blades of grass. It is the tears, the laughter, the screams for help, the healing hand. It is a composition of tunes of emotions that create a melody.…Details