Would you cut your hair off?

Would you cut off your hair?What is one of the most treasured possessions for a woman?  Most would say their hair, or that the mere thought of losing it would give them the heebeegeebies....more

Ta Ta to My Ta Ta's

Two days before my bilateral mastectomy I threw a farewell party for my breasts - a Ta Ta to My Ta Ta's Party- with my friends in Jersey.  Only in Jersey can such an event take place and for this I am grateful, because when you're diagnosed with breast cancer you can just disintegrate into a puddle.  My framily and friends raise me up....more

Chemotherapy was Awesome


May As Well Smile...

She had an open smile so I smiled back, like I do. We were both in the MRI waiting room at the hospital doing exactly the thing for which said room was designed. The topic of discussion was food. Although it’s not unusual for me to go all day without eating, being told I can't makes me hungry. We chatted about recipes and restaurants and grocery stores which led us to agreeing that it’s hard to even get actual food out in the world these days.“I’ve never bought meat or vegetables at a store in my life,” she said. ...more

Running Riff Changes on the Breast Cancer "Survivor" Thing with Scissors

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all.  ~Emily Dickinson...more