The final straw…

So, there could have been a lot of things that spurred a change in my behaviors. My father had serious heart problems, a massive heart attack at 54 (quadruple bypass and a valve replacement) and passed away at 63. That could do it. But it doesn't. My brother recently suffered a mild heart-attack at 57. He lives near me. I see the changes he's making. Maybe it should be that. All these wake up calls. But it wasn't. It was something much simpler, much more vane. A tennis bracelet. My wrist is so thick, I cannot wear my tennis bracelet. I can't wear any bracelets.

Overall…Great News!

If there was a grade to be earned for surgical outcomes, I would have gotten an A+.  As suspected, the meticulousness of the radiologist setting the guidewires made it super simple for my surgeon to go in and get all the cancer and leave the area removed with clear margins (cancer-free).  In addition, the node …

Faithful…

I'm feeling better than I expected post-surgery.  Sure, I'm sore.  It feels a little like someone kicked me under my arm, or like I overdid it on weight lifting with my left arm/chest, but that's about it for the pain.  The bigger issue I'm having is sleep.  It's been difficult to come by.  I sleep …

Not Pink…

There's an organization out there called "Nothing Pink About It" -- I think I have mentioned it before.  But the name is all that comes to my head right now - two days post breast cancer eradication surgery.  I'm not being negative, I'm being real.  There is nothing pink, or blingy, or cute, or fun …

Brackney B&B…

We have been so blessed lately with visits from Denver friends.  Last weekend, Brian and Alison visited.  Brian is a wine cellar artist/installer and he was here to attend a few days with one of the materials providers in Greenville so he and Ali decided to make a week of it.  The week ended with …

Grateful…

Tuesday night I co-lead a bible study with my friend Tammy.  I use co-lead loosely because really, the women in our group are equal leaders as they are participants.  These women all have such a heart for God.  They are all in different parts of their spiritual journey, but all open their hearts to each …

Humbled…

I survived speaking yesterday.  It was raw and emotional for me, but the group was warm and receptive.  I felt like I was sharing my story amongst a roomful of friends, because I was.  Over the weekend, through our experiences and shared stories, we bonded and came together as one body. When we started planning …