A Painful Shopping Experience

Sunday, September 20

I went grocery shopping today.

Everything was fine until I packed the bags at the checkout and realized I couldn’t lift them into the cart.

So I tried one, being the stubborn mule that I am, and searing pain is the best thing to describe the feeling I felt across my chest.


To make matters worse, a little old lady, in a walker, no less, tried to help me.

I felt so pathetic, I started to cry.  So the cashier helped me and my 10 year old daughter said, “Don’t cry, mommy…I will help you”

I  cried all the way to the car.  Then I stopped crying, to ask the man pushing the carts in the parking lot to help me.

And then I cried all the way home.

Halloween Ideas


My husband said for Hallowe’en, he was going to draw eyes on the back of my bald head so that when students came to the door, I could turn around and say, “See, I have eyes in the back of my head”


Lymph Nodes

I still haven’t got all the pathology reports on what kind of breast cancer I have.  I do know that it is rather aggressive and I’m in for it when I start chemo.  The good news was that only 2 out of 13 of my lymph nodes had cancer in them so I wouldn’t need radiation too.  So I’m off for the year.  Well, at least I still am getting paid for short term disability!  Thank heavens for those sick days let me tell you!

For Women’s Eyes Only

September 16, 2009

Here is my dilemma:

I tried on that crazy bra designed for one breasted women and now I am lopsided.

What the h***?

My left side is all perky like a teen-ager and the other side is sagging downwards towards the earth.

I can’t go out like this!

I need 2 perky sides.


September 3, 2009

Surgery….had to have a Radical Mastectomy.

Please see Blog On NOVEMBER 3RD, 2009   for a detailed account my…let’s say…interesting experience at the local hospital! Enough said.