It’s all behind me now!

Hey, everyone! Yes, that's right, my colonoscopy and all the associated prep has passed through my system and now I can relax for another 10 years till the next one! Although I'd like to believe they'll come up with something a little more, shall we say, dignified by then? Or at least less invasive! But … Continue reading It’s all behind me now!

Gettin’ things done and makin’ plans!

Well, hey howdy y'all! How the heck are ya? I'm just relaxing after a semi-busy week. Had my PAP smear yesterday, which went fine. The doctor was in and out in less than 5 minutes. Then today I had a follow-up visit with my radiation oncologist at the City of Hope. Everything's lookin' good, she … Continue reading Gettin’ things done and makin’ plans!

What a week! (and Lemon, it’s finally Friday!)

Whew! Well, those of you who follow me on Facebook know I left a rather cryptically worded post a couple of days ago, to the effect that Wednesday had been a bit of a roller coaster ride. First, for those of you who are easily startled, let me reassure you that, as of right now, … Continue reading What a week! (and Lemon, it’s finally Friday!)

Heat waves and your diet/exercise plan

Well, howdy everyone, and yep, it's another super hot week out here in Southern California! So how does all this extreme weather affect our diet and/or exercise plans, if at all? Well, I don't know about you, but when it's so hot outside that I can feel the heat radiating inwards through the walls, I … Continue reading Heat waves and your diet/exercise plan

Good news and good day!

Hey everyone! Well, right after I posted last week about Mr. 50by60 testing positive, guess what happened to yours truly? Yup, we both had it! So we both had to stay home, avoiding human contact, including each other, as much as is possible in a house with one bathroom (although we DO have a back … Continue reading Good news and good day!

The Best-Laid Plans of Mice, Men, and Moi!

Uh, yeah, about that vakay I was planning to take this week ... Poor Mr. 50by60 came home from work Friday with an uncomfortable feeling, which got worse over the next day -- fever, cough, the works. And yours truly was ALL SET for that road trip to Phoenix, with the rental car that (theoretically!) … Continue reading The Best-Laid Plans of Mice, Men, and Moi!

“Fatphobia” can literally kill!

Good morning, everyone! Hey, remember last week, when I told you I was getting ready for my tele-visit with the colonoscopy doc? Well, I had it. And I really, really wish I wasn't so technologically challenged, because if I'd livestreamed it, or at least recorded it somehow other than in my admittedly imperfect memory, you'd … Continue reading “Fatphobia” can literally kill!

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