All posts tagged: Essure

Taking Control of My Future

Ten years ago last month, I had just returned from a two week holiday in Italy and Switzerland with my then-boyfriend.  I remember the timing so clearly because of what happened during the trip and upon my return.  The scenery and sights were amazing, of course, not to mention the food, but none of that is the first thing that brings that particular time to mind. In the latter half of 2004, my treatment with the chemotherapy drug 6MP was well underway, and I had made it through the initial side effects, which for me included severe pneumonia, bone marrow suppression and a case of hemolytic anemia.  Several months after I had recovered from that train wreck, true to form, I began planning a trip for myself to celebrate my perceived victory.  Working in the hospitality industry afforded me some pretty great connections, and I enlisted the help of my boss at the time to plan a trip to Europe.  After some discussion about the time frame and what locations might be best, I decided …