Celebrating Apres

What a week! I had my post-chemotherapy scans and bloodwork last Friday and the results have been dripping in all week. My CA125 (the ovarian cancer antigen) is now at a personal all-time low of 11! Anything under 35 considered normal, and before surgery, my level was 582. So that 11 was great news. My […]

I won’t let cancer beat me

I thought a lot about what I was going to name this blog. Maybe I would use a cute ovary pun or misspelling, or would I make it something with my name and keep cancer out of it. “Morgan Beats Cancer” was a bold choice. At the time I was only about halfway through my […]

A weekend of healing

How often do you take an entire weekend to focus on yourself? If you’re anything like me, the answer is rarely if ever. But that’s how I spent the first weekend of February. I was surrounded by other cancer warriors, and had the most amazing weekend of self care at Mary’s Place by the Sea. […]

What’s In My Chemo-Day Bag

It’s hard to know what to pack for your first long day of chemotherapy. What will I need? Is there something I haven’t thought of? Below is a breakdown of what I keep in my chemo bag. Mints. Sometimes the medicines will leave a weird taste in your mouth. For me it took a few […]

Let’s End Ovarian Cancer

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance OCRA. As you may know I began my battle again ovarian cancer in September 2019, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me and fund research to help me and other women win against this disease. […]

Goodbye 2019

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! I will likely remember 2019 as the most challenging year of my life. But while I spent much of the year dealing with physical and emotional trauma, I also managed great accomplishments. December 30, 2018 set the tone for my year. The first day of […]

This Year I’m Thankful

Teal Ovarian Cancer Awareness Ornament

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 […]

How I Found Out I had Ovarian Cancer

My mom and I were walking to a small park down the street from my house with red wine “discreetly” hidden in tumblers to talk about my CT results from the prior week. I had a feeling the results weren’t going to be what we hoped for. The look on everyone’s face when I got […]