Awareness Rising

9-28-2021 With summer officially ending, the month of September focused on raising awareness of Ovarian and other Hereditary Cancers, followed by October raising awareness for Breast Cancer, I have found myself in quite the reflective mood.  I have pondered what my existence was like before finding out I carry the BRCA1 mutation (which was exactlyContinue reading “Awareness Rising”

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”

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!”

Pink or Teal Worthy?

10-23-2020 Happy Friday!  I have a very long list of things I wanted to get done today.  Writing this blog post was on my list, but I wanted to get some things related to life and the world of Tallulah’s Diner (my first published Children’s book) done first.  Instead of knocking those things off myContinue reading “Pink or Teal Worthy?”

Chief Squared

Chief Squared 10/05/2020 Happiness ~ The official definition of happiness is: the quality or state of being happy. ~ good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.  Although, many things bring me an abundance of happiness, this post will focus on two things specifically and how blending them together has brought me, not only happiness, but unexpected, yet perfectlyContinue reading “Chief Squared”

Boobs or Prosecco?

August 20, 2020 I am 16 days past my first in person High Risk visit. It was a good and informative visit. Most of it was reaffirming what I had already been counseled on, but the gal did a fine job and helped me separate some facts from fiction. She also reassured me that, noContinue reading “Boobs or Prosecco?”