The 9 Stages of Discovering My Breast Lump

You know that feeling when you're laying in bed at 11:00 p.m. thinking... Did I lock the door? I probably locked the door. Why wouldn't I have locked the door? I always lock the door. I'm sure I locked the door. Then at 11:22 p.m. you open your eyes and think... But what if I… Continue reading The 9 Stages of Discovering My Breast Lump

When Germs Attack

I've been sick going on eight weeks now. Fifty-seven fun-filled days and nights of sore throats, swollen tonsils, fevers, headaches, joint pain, exhaustion...yep, it's been a real party. In an effort to try to keep a positive attitude even when I feel lousy, I decided laughter is often the best medicine. So, on the nights… Continue reading When Germs Attack

The Secret We Pretend We Don’t Know

I'm ok. I'm just tired.

Psst. Hey. You wanna know a secret? Life is hard sometimes. I don't mean capital-letters LIFE, your string of years on this planet, where into your LIFE good times and bad times will come. Everybody admits capital-letters LIFE can be hard sometimes. I mean lowercase life, the daily act of getting out of bed in… Continue reading The Secret We Pretend We Don’t Know

Am I Right, Ladies?

Sometimes going to the doctor can be all kinds of awkward. I know we're all just human beings with the same general parts and afflictions, but whether we admit it or not, the whole deal is a bit awkward, no matter how much the nice doctor, nurse, and staff are trying to make you feel… Continue reading Am I Right, Ladies?

Adults Have It Easy…And Other Dumb Assumptions

He went thataway!

"Like Marie Curie discovered radium, like Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine, today, after a year of loading and unloading provisions in the dark...I just discovered there IS, IN FACT, a light in the cargo area of my CRV. I assume my "International Medal of Brilliant Awesomeness" is already in the mail."I posted the above… Continue reading Adults Have It Easy…And Other Dumb Assumptions