5 Results for tag: mastectomy

“What I Did At Camp.” Or, “How I Became a Nude Model at 40.”

I flew to Atlanta a couple of weeks ago to Patti Digh's Design Your Life Camp.  When she announced she was having one I knew I would go.  Just like you know when it's time to quit a job or eat lunch.  Then Patti asked me to come teach yoga at camp, and suddenly going to camp wouldn't cost me anything except time.  Of course ... More

Joy and Sparkle

  It's been nine days since surgery.  I feel ...  I have no idea how I feel.  My body is getting stronger but I'm not sure what's happening in my mind.  I haven't cried much, or cussed much or really felt much since my surgery.  I'm guessing that's because of the assortment of pharmaceuticals polluting my body at the ... More

Surrender

  I have spent most of the past several months going back and forth between surrender and pissed off in the grief cycle.  I'm sure this is normal, whatever that means.  In my life I have a pattern of getting upset because things don't go the way I plan, curse either to myself or out loud, then realize at some point that I'm ... More

I’m attached to those things!

  When I got diagnosed on February 28th I was sitting in my breast surgeon's office with my sweeetheart Cliff and my "adopted" mom Barbara.  I heard Dr. C say that my tumors and lymph nodes tested positive for cancer.  She said it in some less-than-blunt way, first about the tumors then the part about the lymph nodes.  But ... More

Wrestling Alligators and My Cancer Posse

  I'm very unsettled today.  I did the bloodwork that I was supposed to do Friday in Rockport but didn't.  Long story - I went to the lab and it didn't work out.  We'll leave it at that.  I found myself hugging the wall of the elevator of the oncologist's building, trying to make myself one with it so that when the doors ... More