Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cancerversary #2

Last year I was hoping my husband would send me flowers on my first cancer-versary. The year I survived had been rough, and a little celebration seemed in order.

This year I don't think he will even remember. I almost didn't. It kind of snuck up on me when I was living my life. Don't get me wrong, I have not had a day yet where I did not think of cancer. I hope someday I can have one. 

While I know this "versary" is a celebration of survival, it's hard for me to think of it as a happy occasion. It takes me back to the shock of my first mammogram that went south so quickly. My wait though Labor Day Weekend for the biopsy results. Trying to make peace for a week with that tiny tiny chance it could be something else.

Don't get me wrong, there were some positive moments.

My famous setting off of the nuclear radiation detector at the US Open following my PET scan.

The fact that hours after the bad news, I made my husband cook out with me on a weekday giving us our choice of grills in the park.

And of course, since I had to wait for results through Labor Day Weekend, I squeezed in a bucket list trip to Opelousas, LA for the Zydeco Music Festival.

But while I am grateful for ever year I survive, I still haven't figured out how to make September 2nd a fun day.

Maybe a Dairy Queen cake would do the trick?

Image from cafepress

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What are doctors really thinking?

#HCSM hashtag chat on twitter lets you find out!

9 PM EST on Sundays.

Also do not forget @JodyMS and @Stales #BCSM chat Monday evening!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I wish that I were Nancy Drew

This story made me mad. To use the precious good will and dollars of people who want to save our lives as a scam. A big scam.

Not a few hundred bucks by some desperate and deluded soul, but an organized cynical big bucks scam that took hundreds of thousands of dollars that could have and should have gone to breast cancer research.

I do not roll out the word evil much, but is seems to apply here.

I also feel a bit guilty. I was a journalist on Long Island. I wish I had caught them.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pink Daisy Project Blossoms

I was very happy to see the Pink Daisy Project get some national attention from CNN.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And we're back!

Big sigh of relief!
Blogger is back up and running!