Colonoscopy time again! (plus an honest review of Crunch Fitness Simi Valley)

Hey, everyone! Well, as long-time readers may recall, last fall (hey, that rhymes!) I was supposed to get the always dreaded colonoscopy. However, due to unforeseen circumstances (the cancer diagnosis), it had to be postponed. Butt* now that everything's hunky-dory up top, it's time to race to the bottom! (*heh heh) However once again, due … Continue reading Colonoscopy time again! (plus an honest review of Crunch Fitness Simi Valley)

Good morning, world! Time for a cancer update!

Hey, guess what? It's been five months plus one day since my lumpectomy! So I thought I'd just let you know how I'm doing, boob-wise. My scar is still very visible but seems to be healing nicely. Actually, I have two of them, one right on the booby itself and one under the arm from … Continue reading Good morning, world! Time for a cancer update!

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

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!

Week Two Is Through, Weight Loss Tips for Cancer Patients (really? yes!) and the 5-to-1 Rule with Bob and Brad!

Well, hello everyone! Week Two of radiation therapy is through, and by the time you read this, I'll be halfway through Week Three! It may seem counterintuitive to talk about losing weight being a positive thing when you've got cancer. However, as many fellow breast cancer patients can testify, there definitely are some people who … Continue reading Week Two Is Through, Weight Loss Tips for Cancer Patients (really? yes!) and the 5-to-1 Rule with Bob and Brad!