This holiday season I have so much to be thankful for. We found this teal ribbon in our box of ornaments today, none of us know where it came from, but it’s a symbol of the thing I am most grateful for this year: I’m an ovarian cancer survivor.

I’m thankful I decided to meet a fertility specialist about freezing my eggs. The doctor at the RMA Network saved my life when she gave me an ultrasound.

I’m thankful for the talented surgeon I had at Memorial Sloan Kettering who spent 9 hours removing every bit of cancer from my body.

I’m thankful for the nurses and staff that helped me get home only 5 days later. Their bright smiles and positivity made an awful week a bit easier.

I’m thankful for my oncologist who is working hard to make sure I have the best chance of staying cancer-free.

I’m thankful for my family who have supported me, waited on me, and helped me through the hardest year of my life.

I’m thankful for the time I’ve gotten back, that I didn’t know I was close to losing, and I’ll never take for granted.

I’m thankful for my friends, old and new, that cheer me on each day through this journey.

And as some of you have heard me joke about recently, I’m thankful for Tylenol for keeping me comfortable.

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