Fifty Shades of Pink: WTF edition

Not sure why it took me half of the month, but it occurred to me yesterday morning. All of these people all over the place are wearing pink to promote “breast cancer awareness” this month. For all of the days of this same month, our government has been shut down, meaning the National Institutes of Health […]

Fifty Shades of Pink

For as long as I can remember, my favorite color has been a shade of red. In first grade, it was officially light pink, then evolved to a deeper magenta, or the ruby red of my car, a handbag, water bottle, and often my nails.  From a purplish wine color, to salmon or coral, I love […]

Reflections on Becoming a Ninja

I’ve always found the lead of a story (or a blog) one of the hardest things to write, likely because I know how important a good hook is. Right now I’m feeling more pressure than usual because I’m expecting a little spike in traffic. I’ve written a Breast Cancer Awareness Month blog for the public […]

Nipple Day!

I promise I’ll write more after the procedure tomorrow since I feel like I have more questions than info about tomorrow’s surgery where I get the bumpy part of my new nipples.  Tattoos will come later to get the color of the areola. Here’s a site where you can learn more about such procedures… they […]

One Down, 49+ To Go

It’s hard to believe it, but a year ago today I got the call from SCCA with the biopsy results confirming in my heart what I already knew. I had breast cancer. I told a friend yesterday, it’s much like being a mom, or the last 20+ years with my husband, in some ways it […]

Hey, J-j-jaded

I’ve had a couple of people subtly (or not so subtly) point out that it’s been almost  a month since I last wrote.   The reasons for that seem good when I’m not writing. I’ve been working a lot, pushing myself in what I KNOW is an unnecessary but still very real need to prove that I’m […]

Today’s Normal

I’ll be quick because this way I update both of my parents on how my quarterly visit with my oncologist went with out calling either one, since they’ll both fuss over the fact that my voice still sounds like hell. I’m actually feeling much better from the cold that knocked me out late last week, […]