There are some defining moments in life that will shape what you decide to do with it and for others. 

This is my defining experience

In May 2016, I married a wonderful man and I was excited to start our new life together and make a family. Six months in, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer (cancer of the womb). I was determined to try to have children, so in December 2017 I had my first surgery, a hysterectomy, but kept my ovaries in order to harvest my eggs. For a full year, I went through two rounds of IVF unsuccessfully and I felt devastated.

 

I went through depression and by January 2018, I came to terms with the fact that I couldn’t have my own children and become a mother. I decided it was time to undergo my second surgery and have my ovaries removed; it was a surgery that sent my body into early onset menopause. 

 

At the time of my diagnosis, I was in the UK and I was blessed to have access to valuable resources: cancer support groups, yoga classes for cancer patients, organic foods, and farmers’ markets. All of these helped me lead a healthy lifestyle and overcome my depression. I found that leading a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically, was instrumental in my battle with depression. I focused on not only nutritious foods and an active lifestyle; but I also worked on my mindset, expressed gratitude, and meditated.

 

Going through what I have been through has inspired me to find ways to help others who are going through their own struggles. With this newfound purpose, I decided to become a certified Health Coach and enrolled in August 2019 at Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN).

I am sharing my story so that we can work together to shape yours to a brighter one. Have hope and believe that everything will be okay and that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. The mind is a powerful thing, so believe.

Here is how I can help you 

© 2020 by Arwa Siraj