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)

Calisthenics at home or the gym – a great solution!

Hey, everyone! I'm heading out to investigate yet ANOTHER in my long line of gyms that I might or might not join. This time it's a chain called Crunch Fitness. The main attraction of the particular location I'm checking out is that they have a pool, and it's supposed to be around 100 degrees today, … Continue reading Calisthenics at home or the gym – a great solution!

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!

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!

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!”

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!

Still waiting for a surgical date, so here’s another blog to read instead!

Hey everyone! Yes, I'm still tapping my toes, waiting like a barely patient "Karen" for my surgical date. https://c.tenor.com/_YhNCtLj-O0AAAAC/grandma-84years.gif Okay, it's not QUITE that bad! The authorizations are trickling in via the USPS, so I know it'll happen eventually (though perhaps not before Christmas as I'd originally hoped). So I'm trying to stay busy, buying … Continue reading Still waiting for a surgical date, so here’s another blog to read instead!