ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

Picking up sort of where I left off with the Breast Case Scenario post.   I recovered over the weekend from the lumpectomy surgery and by Thursday of the following week, I had the results. There was one little troublesome spot on the edge of the tissue margin - like so close to the edge … Continue reading ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

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TEXT EXCHANGE WITH BESTIES

This is the conversation that took place on the day of the procedure, from the time I left the room where the wire was inserted into the lump, through the surgery prep and into the evening. I hope it is worth a chuckle or two for others.                       Somehow I left out … Continue reading TEXT EXCHANGE WITH BESTIES

THE SURGICAL STORY – OR BREAST CASE SCENARIO

I can't help myself. Dad would have liked that title. Update: Thursday, in preparation for the lumpectomy on Friday, I returned to the nuclear medicine lab where I'd had the MRI and all that jazz done. They needed to give me some sort of injection. Unfortunately, I Googled what sort of injection I needed before … Continue reading THE SURGICAL STORY – OR BREAST CASE SCENARIO

A NEW DIAGNOSIS

"Hi, I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer." A slow growing, less than 2 cm infiltrating ductal carcinoma. It's grade 1, so basically as good as it can get for bad news. At this point it looks like the next steps are a lumpectomy and 6 weeks of radiation. So, we're really almost done with … Continue reading A NEW DIAGNOSIS

OH NO, NEXT DOOR!

Oh no, oh no! My neighbors on Next Door have been reprimanding each other for the vitriol being spewed. As a result, one of my favorite (most obnoxious) neighbors has chosen to leave the site completely! Goodbye, Marsha. You will be missed. We will now start keeping track of how many people are signing off … Continue reading OH NO, NEXT DOOR!

FUN WITH NEIGHBORS AGAIN

I HAVE to live in the most bat$#!t neighborhood on Next Door. Enjoy this debate. I apologize for the length, but it was just too wonderfully ridiculous to waste. SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE  2d ago Kimberly Hey neighbors there is a gray 2008?? Ford Mustang on our street with a middle aged Hispanic man sitting in it, … Continue reading FUN WITH NEIGHBORS AGAIN

I WILL DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE

Maybe you should sit down for this. You see, I came across a story today that I just can't ignore. Some may find it unpleasant, even shocking. The headline: China Says, Please Stop Hiring Funeral Strippers. OMG. Wait, what??! Is that a thing? Yes. Yes it is. God, I love China. Squeeeeee! Without them where would … Continue reading I WILL DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE

BIRD WATCH

In the interest of finding new and creative reasons to be dissatisfied, I decided recently that I missed the little birdhouses we had at our previous home and wanted to have something similar at our new place. At the old house several birdhouses were positioned right outside our bedroom window, which was over our bed. Every morning … Continue reading BIRD WATCH

MY POST CARDIAC ABLATION POST

Friday the 10th, we arrived at the medical center around 6:00 AM to prep for my cardiac ablation procedure. They ask you to come at that ungodly hour to save on anesthesia – Anyway – by the time I was poked, prodded and bored out of my skull, they wheeled me down the hall to surgery. Once … Continue reading MY POST CARDIAC ABLATION POST

FUN WITH NEIGHBORS, PART 3

The great peacock debate, courtesy of Next Door. Because sometimes people have too much time on their hands and aren't irritating enough to their neighbors. Beverly 5d ago I'm thinking about maybe getting a peacock with a couple of hens with the idea of establishing a free range neighbor flock. They would be noisy, especially during … Continue reading FUN WITH NEIGHBORS, PART 3