Church, Cotten & COVID

July 26, 2022 I was not sure if I was going to continue to blog; however, after a series of events, I have decided to continue with sharing my thoughts with anyone who might be interested. The reasons for this decision will unfold throughout this post, but first an update on how life is 15Continue reading “Church, Cotten & COVID”

Vert. The. Ferk?

12-13-2021 As I prepared for my third and final surgery within 12 months, I thought…. I have made it through two surgeries thus far, this one should be a piece of cake. I had waffled back and forth with the decision to do the fat transfer. I was not thrilled with how my foobs hadContinue reading “Vert. The. Ferk?”

BRCA BRCA ONE NINE

11-03-2021 Since the very first time my husband and I talked to our son about my BRCA1 status and the fact that, as my son, he had a 50/50 chance of inheriting the mutation, he often raises his right hand as if holding a CB radio and mumbles (like a seasoned truck driver) the phraseContinue reading “BRCA BRCA ONE NINE”

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!”