THIS IS BRCA POSITIVE!

August 2, 2021 It’s been 4 months since my Double Mastectomy.  I am happy to report that I continue to heal and am doing quite well.  Thankfully my recovery has gone as smoothly as it has, because approximately 2 weeks into it, we found out my husband has a rare bone disease called Kienbock’s Disease. Continue reading “THIS IS BRCA POSITIVE!”

April Showers, Bring May Flowers

5-12-2021 It has been almost six weeks since surgery and I wanted to take this opportunity to check in.  Penny, Clover, and I seem to be adjusting fairly well to each other.  They have not revolted, and I have not tortured them too often with ill fitted bras.  I am confident that in time, weContinue reading “April Showers, Bring May Flowers”

Hot Mess Express

4-22-2021 Well, hell.  Here we are one day shy of the three week point and today I am….. a Hot Mess, Spicy Disaster, Blazing Mayhem, Scorching Chaos, Sizzling Disarray, Peppery Shambles, Stormy Jumble, Intense Wreck……more simply, today I am a heap of extreme emotions.  The only way to get over a mountain is to takeContinue reading “Hot Mess Express”

Cope NOT Hope

4-9-2021 Happy Friday!   I am one-week post-surgery!  Woo Hoo!!  All seems to be progressing well.  I just finished my first virtual post-op appointment and the plastic surgeon’s PA is happy with where I am.  She reminded me that I have to take it easy for the next two weeks, I can’t lift anything over 5Continue reading “Cope NOT Hope”

It’s TWINS

4-4-2021 WARNING ~ There WILL BE pictures!  If you don’t want to see them, close your eyes and turn back now. ~ Additional Warning ~ I am still medicated and this may not be the best grammatical post I have done! Here we go…… And, just like that, surgery is over!  I want to sayContinue reading “It’s TWINS”

Boobvoyage!

3-31-2021 ~ WARNING ~ Proceed with Caution (or sunglasses). If the site of a boob scares you, turn back now! After 14 months of researching, thinking about and planning for a Prophylactic Double Mastectomy, the time for it is pretty much here.  In two days, I will walk into Magee Women’s Hospital and place myContinue reading “Boobvoyage!”

N.I.P.P.L.E.

3-21-2021 There are certain words in the English language that have a tendency to make one cringe. Some of these words are: moist, phlegm, crevice, mucous, damp, discharge and smear. Added to my own personal collection of wince worthy words are breast and nipple. I can not tell you why I loathe these words, butContinue reading “N.I.P.P.L.E.”

What the F is Tubthumping?

2-23-2021 Hi there!  I originally planned to wait until after my appointment with the plastic surgeon to write my next post.  But here I am two days before the appointment flinging my fingers across the keyboard like a 1950’s secretary trying to keep up with an overly wordy boss.  At this point, I have exhaustedContinue reading “What the F is Tubthumping?”

Shields Up

1-11-2021 Happy New Year!  Although the holidays were different for many, I hope love and optimism found their way into your homes throughout the holiday season.  There is nothing more precious than the love of those you hold dear and no star brighter than the one of hope.  I am currently 4 weeks and 5Continue reading “Shields Up”

Hot Blooded

12-17-2020 A week ago today I had my uterus, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.  All in all, the surgery wasn’t awful and recovery is going as well as I could hope for.  I had a fabulous surgical team and I have a strong support system at home.  I consider myself lucky on both accountsContinue reading “Hot Blooded”