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.”

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”

Prepping for a Shit Show

Prepping for a Shit Show 12-13-2020 Good early morning!  Since I can’t sleep, I figured it is a good time to write. I successfully made it through surgery and wanted to take this opportunity to chat about the day of prepping prior to surgery.  I will follow up with an additional post abut the actualContinue reading “Prepping for a Shit Show”

Eviction Eve

Eviction Eve December 9, 2020 It has been an interesting 5 weeks, but it is finally Hysterectomy (Eviction) Eve.  I think I am as prepared as I could possibly be.  I have been stressing about this for so long, that reality feels more surreal than anything.  Surgery is scheduled for 7:30 tomorrow morning.  Since theContinue reading “Eviction Eve”

So Close…..Psych!

11-02-2020 Today is supposed to be my day to prep for surgery.  Unfortunately, 2020 continues to show me who is in charge.  You see, 13 days ago Jim and Jacob set out and a once in a life adventure.  They loaded up two vehicles with 4 other guys and headed west to Colorado.  Before youContinue reading “So Close…..Psych!”