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!”
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Hey everyone, remember just a few weeks ago when the biggest news story was about how sad it was that Betty White had died a few weeks short of her 100th birthday? Wasn't that a great time? I miss those days, don't you? Well, hopefully by next week the biggest news story will be, once … Continue reading Week One is Done!
Hey everyone! Sorry to be late with the post this morning, but it was super cold here in sunny Southern California last night, so I indulged in a little extra snuggle time this a.m. But here I am, wide awake and ready to face the day! And speaking of fallout, you'll be thrilled to hear … Continue reading Finally getting the ol’ zap-a-roonies!!
Well, good morning, everyone! Hope you're all having a scintillatingly fandamtastic Wednesday so far! It's been a semi-eventful week on the "Road to Cancer City," starting, as you may remember, with last week's blog where I reported I was heading out for an actual, 3D, in-person road trip, and I did! I saw my new … Continue reading Moldy Wednesday!
Hey everyone, sorry to have deprived you of my glorious presence last week! Not that kind of presence, you clodpate! I meant my aura, my companionship, my ubiety, if you will! Nothing was wrong, I actually felt really good and didn't feel like hopping on the computer to write a blog. So I took a … Continue reading Just another in-between Wednesday!