Getting Ready… 28 days!

My parents are saints because they’ve been dealing with my “I NEED THE LEACHCO BODY PILLOW” rants and my repeated requests for things like Dr. Pepper Chapstick, but here’s my list so far (for home and the hospital) – you tell me what I’m forgetting. […]

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Head Shrinking

A while back my PCP put me on some anti-anxiety meds and they allowed me to focus on what was going on a little better…but those tears still leaked out any time a touchy subject was brought up. So, I made an appointment with the […]

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Rough Seas Ahead

I feel pretty abandoned these days. “Boyfriend” left (said he “just wasn’t attracted to me” – coincidentally just a few days after he saw the biopsy site and helped me change the dressing). Just what you want to hear when you’re getting ready to completely […]

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Young & Fugly

Why are there only “specialty” items for young mastectomy patients? WHERE ARE THE ZEBRA PRINT ZIP UP BRAS? Where is the lacy lingerie that doesn’t have 8 million hooks and eyes on the back of it? It’s no wonder we have body issues…we look like frumpy […]

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Grateful.

Sometimes, good friends and casual conversation are all it takes to take the sting out of life. Even if it only lasts for a moment, it’s very healing, and exactly what I needed.

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Swimming through life.

I don’t think that I’ve ever slept well in my adult life, but lately, I’m really struggling. My brain buzzes with thoughts of too few vacation days and doctors appointments and medical bills and all the things I’d like to do before I have this […]

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Drug me up. I’m done.

The final straw to the crying at work saga was reached when my boss said “I know you are hurting inside, but you have to find a way to put on a brave face outside”. I got an appointment with my PCP for the next […]

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