If You’re Voting in L.A.’s Election Next Month, Be Prepared, the Ballot is Long and Boring!

Well, hey, everyone! How's life in your neck of the woods? I'm doing well -- as of today I've been on the Arimidex for, let's see [counts on fingers, carry the one] a little over a month and a half. So far, so good -- no side effects to speak of, and fingers crossed it'll … Continue reading If You’re Voting in L.A.’s Election Next Month, Be Prepared, the Ballot is Long and Boring!

Rise and shine, campers!

Okay, so it's not exactly cold out here in sunny Southern California -- a bit nippy at night, but that's what cats are for, right? Anyway, this is another shortie post, 'cause I've got a fasting blood test this morning, and I made it super early so I don't have to fast one SECOND longer … Continue reading Rise and shine, campers!

Body Positivity means supporting ALL women’s bodies, thank you

First of all, let me warn you: this isn't going to be the usual light-hearted post about weight loss and breast cancer, my friends! So if you're here expecting that, sorry to disappoint you. However, like many of you, I'm really appalled by the breaking news out of the Supreme Court. And I won't go … Continue reading Body Positivity means supporting ALL women’s bodies, thank you

My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

So hey, everyone, don't know if you remember a few years ago when I was touting the "No S Diet," invented by Reinhardt Engels. He's an engineer so it MUST be good, right? The basic premise was (and still is, I'm pretty sure!) that you eat three meals a day with no snacks, sweets, or … Continue reading My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

Balancing “Body Positivity” with “Ouch, my bones!”

Well, howdy, friends, relatives, and well-wishers! As promised last week, I've got some thoughts on what to do now that my breast cancer seems to be cured. To whit, my weight! Long-time readers may recall that last November, when I transitioned the blog from "weight loss" to "all cancer, all the time" like Debbie Downer … Continue reading Balancing “Body Positivity” with “Ouch, my bones!”

Household Chess Master (Mistress?), and oh yeah, Cancer Survivor, Baby!!

Hey, everyone! Ever since my hubby and I watched "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix last year, he's been patiently teaching me the Art of the Board. And most of the time he wins, since he's been playing way longer than me. But today, I won -- let's see -- four times? Five? I think we … Continue reading Household Chess Master (Mistress?), and oh yeah, Cancer Survivor, Baby!!

Starting the Arimidex (Aromatase) in 5, 4, 3, 2… oh wait, I already took it!

Well, hey, everyone! I'm doing something a little different with this week's post: starting to write it on Sunday evening! I still won't publish it till Wednesday morning as usual, but I'm going to add to it every day. The reason is, after hemming and hawing and futzing around and making the mistake of looking … Continue reading Starting the Arimidex (Aromatase) in 5, 4, 3, 2… oh wait, I already took it!

ANOTHER blogging break? Good grief!

Yep, that's right! This morning I'm heading up to beautiful Valencia, California, home of one of the few amusement parks left in the world NOT owned by Disney! And I'm not actually going there, but just nearby! It's time once again to visit my oncologist and discuss various & sundry things to do with my … Continue reading ANOTHER blogging break? Good grief!

Week Four — Out The Door!

It's done!! Yes, that's right, I've finally completed my four-week course of radiation. Five days a week for four weeks – that was almost like a job, man! A job which consisted basically of the following: 1) driving myself to the clinic, leaving early enough so that I could drive through a nearby park on … Continue reading Week Four — Out The Door!

Week Three — Almost Free!

That's right, y'all -- just three more days (including today) and I'm DONE with my four weeks of radiation treatments! Although that means I'll have to find some other motivation to get out of bed in the morning, especially since we just started Daylight Savings Time out here. Still, I'm gonna try to get out … Continue reading Week Three — Almost Free!