Monthly Archives: January, 2012

25 Jan 12 Au Naturel

I was listening to the radio today and an interesting topic came up; so interesting, in fact, that I tried to call in. I was not able to get through, but I decided it was a topic that I wanted to express my thoughts on, so here goes: Makeup. The conversation was how women who …

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22 Jan 12 Cancerversary

Today, I realized it has been two years since my diagnosis of BRCA2, DCIS Stage 1 breast cancer. So much has happened in those two years that it is difficult to take it all in. My body is so different from that time. The boobs are now fake, and misshapen. I have scars that reach …

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17 Jan 12 The Grinch

  Grump, grump, grump. I have been really grumpy lately. Everything is setting me off. I’m frustrated about the condition of my house (we are in the process of remodeling, so everything is misplaced, and messy). I’m angry that my feet still hurt, and we still don’t know why. I’m ticked that I missed the …

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12 Jan 12 Fixing Things

When I was growing up, my dad was one of those guys who loved to tinker around in his “shop” (aka the garage). I spent a lot of quality time in that same shop with my dad and learning a lot about how things worked, and how tools were used. When we had a leaky …

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06 Jan 12 Myofascial Release

One of the nastier things some cancer veterans have to deal with is chronic pain. As if we didn’t have enough pain with tests, procedures, surgeries, chemo, radiation, etc, etc, we also get longer term pain. It’s a frustrating reality for many of us. Scar tissue is just one of the sources of pain for …

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04 Jan 12 Can You Recommend….?

As I was doing my usual rounds around the internet (Facebook, Email, Blog, etc), I noticed something. Last week a gal on one of the threads I follow asked about a recommendation for a hair stylist. Almost the whole group joined in on the topic, and there are still recommendations coming out of the wood …

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03 Jan 12 Options

I sit here, incinerating within my own skin (hot flash), wondering how things will eventually come together. So many ideas, so many options, so much to think about and do. Do you ever feel this way? I over-think things. Lots of things. Ok, just about everything. There is this silly idea in my head that …

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02 Jan 12 The Past

  As I was listening to a sermon yesterday, I started taking notes. This is not a common practice for me. Usually I sit and listen, trying to stay focused and conscious, and hopefully remember at least one thing the pastor said. It’s not that I am a reluctant church goer, but more that I …

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02 Jan 12 Good Morning, New Year!

 Right off the bat I feel that I have been convicted to make some rather radical changes in my lifestyle. Not so much resolutions, but they feel more like ultimatums. There are so many things out there about cancer and food. More and more every day. I hate that. I really hate that. See, all …

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