"It doesn't suck to be me," she writes of being in a "Chmerkovskiy sandwich"
"We have back-up plans for our back-up plans," the Dancing contestant says of preparing for this week
"Every day I am stripped down to my most vulnerable and unguarded self," the contestant writes
"I'm finding it hard to just let go and have fun," writes the recovering contestant
Burned and bruised, the contestant leans on her partner as they rehearse the paso doble
"Ultimately my story is about resiliency, love, friendship, hope and faith," the contestant writes