Flu Bugged

It’s Contagious

I was feeling pretty good about not having had a cold for over 2 years.  Last year during chemo I had posted a sign at the door reminding the kids to wash their hands upon entering the house.  It worked for me it seemed; I didn’t get sick last year at all, but they did. Amazingly I somehow avoided it.

Our Body Connection

Getting that nasty flu virus set me on my butt for a couple […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Hospital PTSD


Today I have an appointment to have an EKG.  Rather happy to have my heart checked out since I know that the chemo does damage, just having to deal with getting there and getting it done without turning into a nervous wreck.

Company or not

I have a friend that offered to come yesterday and I haven’t heard from her today, so perhaps she has something else to do.  I shouldn’t feel like I need company to […]

By |January 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

We Are What We Eat

What Are You?
We’ve all heard that expression, “You are what you eat”.  It’s something that I have heard my whole life, but I never really thought about it that much, until I was forced to. I am one of these people that have never really had to go on a diet, I haven’t ever been vigilant about checking my weight daily; I would measure how I felt by how I fit in my jeans.

Calories and […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Wig Burning Party!

This video shows the delight of burning the wig that was well worn for a year and a half.  I never remembered to take it off before opening the oven or putting wood on the fire so it was pretty cinched anyway.  Sure felt great burning the sucker!!!!!


By |January 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Three words

Just Three Words

I took a mini course on self development recently and during the course one of the assignments was  to ask a few friends to describe you in just three words.  I asked five friends and amazingly didn’t get a repeat of any of the words, but am still waiting for the answer from the fifth.

Words to Live By

The list looked like this;

– determined

– fighter

– survivor

– tenacious

– unconventional

– independent

– brave

– adventurous

– disorganized

– determined

– sincere

– […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Comings and Goings

Coming into 2015
We’ve just entered a brand new year.  It’s always a time of optimism and hope for the upcoming year to start.  New plans, new dreams, new goals.  In with the new and out with the old and all that.  But what about what remains?  We all have carry overs from the previous year, it’s impossible not to.  Bills, situations, projects, thought processes and other things don’t just disappear because it’s a new year, […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Operation “Get this off my chest”


Today was a good day.  It was a day that started out with lots of anticipation and a bad case of the nerves.  A rain soaked drive down to the hospital and my 12:00 noon appointment to get my port out.

Breathing through it

It’s times like today when the practice of yoga really comes into place.  We can sit and meditate and practice stillness and calmness but it’s a whole different ballgame when you really need […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Getting stuff off my chest

Ports of entry

Tomorrow at 12:00 noon I am destined for a surgery to remove my port-a-cath.  It was installed last September just after I started chemo.  It has worked well and saved my veins from the damage of the toxic drugs.   I won’t miss seeing this thing sticking out of my upper chest wall.  When they installed it the operation took just over an hour and I was put out.  Tomorrow I’m awake during […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

If Exercise was a Pill

Exercise Exercise Exercise

This is a major goal for most people entering into 2015.  Get in better shape, lose weight, fit into my old jeans, loose the spare tire, quit smoking.   We’ve all heard these lofty New Year’s goals again and again.  These goals could be the goal of anyone on any particular day but it seems that on New Years the pressure is greater than ever.

Starting it

Every single gym and recreational center will tell […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

New Years – The Stress of it all

January 2015

Here we are in another year, with a few more days left before the frenzy all starts in. New goals, new ideas, new desires all mixed in with the old.  So how do we make this year different than the rest?  How do we arrive at the end of the year satisfied with all that has happened rather than just  making promises to ourselves to finally  start implementing our desires this year?

Keeping the Momentum 

It’s […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|