Professor who had 6 surgeries shares her edited and unedited decade in review

An Associate Professor has taken her time to share her decade in review, the edited (straight-forward) version and the unedited (uncut and detailed) version.

As a reminder of reality and how much goes behind the scene unnoticed by many, the professor shared her decade review which revealed the several struggles and health challenges she had to go through to achieve the success she did in the past decade.

Professor who had 6 surgeries shares her edited and unedited decade in review

She wrote;

My decade in review:
Got engaged
Got married
Had baby #1
Bought a house
Tenured
Had Baby #2
Kicked ass at work

Now… want to know a secret? 1/

My unedited decade in review: Got engaged Got married Had surgery to better my chances of getting pregnant Got pregnant Had c-section #1 Dealt with crippling PPD Bought a house Almost didn’t get tenure Cried for a whole semester due to house + tenure shit 2/

Lost right ovary due to endometriosis (abdominal surgery #3)
Got tenure after fighting tooth and nail
Secondary infertility
Appendicitis (surgery #4)
Gave up on baby #2 after 15 cycles and insane stress
Somehow ended up pregnant
Had c-section #2 (surgery #5) 3/

Dealt with crippling cramps due to endometriosis and possible Adenomyosis Decided I couldn’t live like this anymore so had a hysterectomy (surgery #6) Through all this, taught all my courses and wrote and published. 4/

I’m sharing this because you never know what others are going through. I get sad when I hear people comparing themselves to others. Some years/decades are better than others. Be kind to yourself and empathetic to others. Happy 2020, folks ❤️

 

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