A little wrap up...

First of all, I feel terrific, for the first time in a month. We take our health for granted people. I am 10 days out of surgery, and I could move mountains. I have swept and mopped the kitchen in the daycare, which is huge by the way. I have laundry...

Spring is almost here...

This week I've had the children outside every afternoon for some play time. It has just been gorgeous weather. I of course had my camera out, grasping at every opportunity to get some pics of the world. I'm dying for some color of some sort. I did...

What a Difference a Phone Call Makes....

This has got to be the worst week of my entire life, honest. The seriousness of these specialist, the pain from the biopsies, and just knowing that this was just the beginning, has worn me down. As strong as I am, I felt weak in the face of the...

Happy Birthday to ME....

It just occurred to me that yesterday was my 3rd birthday on thoughts.com. Yep, 3 years ago, I logged on for the first time, and wrote some dingy post about how I'd like to use my blog to get some feelings out. Well I reckon I succeeded.   ...

Oh My....

but it is quiet in this house. Early in the morning is the only time the house is quiet. From 6 little LOUD children, to my two young adult children, there is always a lot of noise. I think that is why I relish the quiet so much. You always want what...

Oh the things people say....

On Friday, RJ and I decided we would not tell anyone about this cancer scare, until we knew for sure what was going to happen. Well that lasted all of 30 minutes, as people who love and care about me wanted some answers, seeing as I had announced the...

A Stab in the Dark...

Nothing is a perfect science, including medicine. The limits we have are frustrating to say the least, but can't be helped. Friday when I had the biopsies on my breast, it occurred to me that the doctor was stabbing in the dark, and though she was...

So a blast from my Past....

When I was a little girl, I loved Glen Campbell. I loved his music, and thought he was so handsome (I was like 5 or 6). Anyways my mom took me to the drive in theater to see True Grit, with John Wayne, and Glen Campbell. When the scene comes and the...

A quick note..

Cooked a few bags of frozen peas with my boob. Rested well due to benadryl. Not much swelling, or bruising. Some discomfort, to be expected. Will just rest, and relax. Have a terrific day people, and thank you for your kind words, they soothed my...

So Brutal....

I don't really have enough time to explain what happened to me today. I am just going to say it was almost barbaric, and at the least brutal. I first had 4 mammograms, then an MRI, then 2 hours of being locked in a device, face down on a hard plastic...

Color Me Angry!!! I guess that would be RED!

So, yesterday I received a letter in the mail from the breast center. They were sending me a copy of a letter they sent to my insurance company regarding the MRI I am to have in the morning. It described their reasoning for prescribing an MRI and...

Dear Benadryl, Thanks for being my friend...

Turns out it is allergy season for me. One bloom in the yard, and I am sneezing and wheezing. Can we say Yuck? Yep, and worse part is, I can have no pain meds this week, not even a tylenol, due to the surgery on Friday. I am a free bleeder, and that...

All talk and no do...

So I'm finding out I am all talk and no do. This appointment Friday is heading my way, and I am feeling a lot of dread. While I know I am a very strong woman, and once I'm faced with the choices, will do my best, I'm just not looking forward to the...

When Love Hurts...

So I had a reasonably nice weekend, save one incident. That incident involved my 19 year old son and his girlfriend R. They have this violent relationship, that is very physical. They wrestle and slam each other around, and that is fine as long as...

and the pin drops....

In 2000 I had minor surgery to remove micro calcifications in my left breast. They were scattered throughout. I was stupid, and went with a general surgeon. The surgery which should have taken 15 minutes, stretched out for a couple of hours, as I lay...

and then there was love....

  I took this picture yesterday in my dining room. It is a special picture for me and so I thought I'd share it with you.  This figurine was purchased for me by RJ in 1982. We used it for our wedding cake topper. It is placed inside my halo...

Really Now??

Did you ever read anything on the news that just infuriated you? Not the "Well how stupid" reaction, but true anger. Then your anger sidles down inside you, and you think about the news article for a few days, having difficulty letting it go. Well...

How Does a Pig Make Sausage??

This morning at breakfast, we discussed where sausage comes from. We had sausage biscuits, bananas and milk. We are learning about nutrition, and food families. It is a normal part of our conversation to talk about where our food comes from. So, this...

You Know What I Would LOVE??

I would love it if when people lie, there was an outward sign they were lying..think Pinocchio's nose. I hate it when people lie to me, especially when there is a chance I will find out it was a lie. How Rude!  How Unnecessary! Just come out with the...

Orgasmic Chocolate Chip Cookies....Whooooo!!

To say that my new diet is bland, would be putting it mildly. Only one week in and I am bored to tears. Yesterday I ventured to a local health food store, to purchase some gluten free treats. That was an expensive venture, but I am thinking perhaps it...

My Daughter Sunshine....

So I have this daughter Sunshine who is 23. She has always been kind of camera shy as a young adult..the opposite of me, of course. As a small child, I took millions of pictures of her. In fact I have so many that there are several albums of her first...

Riding the Gluten Free Train...

  The amount of information about gluten free diets is overwhelming to me. The internet is a smorgasbord of recipes and advice on how to get all the nutrition you need without eating a drop of wheat. In my local supermarket they have a wealth of...

Left Hand/Right Hand..Get Your Act Together...

The deepest frustration has set in with my son's college. They cannot get their act together. This morning I pulled out the ole mother bear suit, and gave someone a good talking to. A little backstory will help you to understand this better, so buckle...

When Your Poop is White.....

Nice title huh? Truth is, I'm eating mostly white foods, and you guessed it, pooping white. I wonder if it will turn clear soon. Now that would be interesting. If it does, I'll take a pic to show you. LOL!!!   So yesterday proved to be a much...

Credit Cards suck the Life out of YOU!!

If you read my blog, you will remember the crazy mess I got myself into going to a Dentist who is not in my NETWORK. I have great dental insurance. Granted it only pays 1000 per person, per year..well that one did, my new one pays more. Anyways, I...