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February 22nd, 2012

That’s Not Something You See Every Day #1

The next time I’m in a bad mood, I’m going to look at this picture that was taken by my friend’s computer several years ago. This kid of mine looks like he’s an alien from outer space. The way he’s been acting this week…well, I don’t know if I want to claim him.

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March 17th, 2011

That’s Not Something You Hear Every Day #8

Today, two of my son Michael’s friends were over. I offered them some rhubarb muffins right out of the oven. “Yeah, they’re Michael’s favorite.” One of the girls answered me, “You’re my favorite muffin.” I’ve been called a lot of things, but never that.  

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September 27th, 2010

That’s Not Something You Hear Every Day #7

My prosthesis is really heavy (causing backaches and a sore chest–what’s left of it), so over the past month, I haven’t worn it unless I’m going out in public or have clients show up at my door. A few weeks ago, my husband and I were sitting on the couch watching TV; the kids were […]

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April 15th, 2010

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #1

I planted a “Coral Bark” Japanese Maple in our front yard on Monday and couldn’t help thinking to myself, I wonder which one of us is going to die first? I want my happy, peppy thoughts back. Tried pot twice (didn’t really like it), becoming a raging alcoholic is probably not a good idea, sugar’s […]

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March 29th, 2010

That’s Not Something You Hear Every Day #5

Friday’s prosthesis-shopping experience at Nordstrom’s was a huge success… size G, in fact. I didn’t know that bras came in that size. In the dressing room, my friendly fitter had me remove my 12th bra. I took out the new prosthesis, handed it to my friend, and said, “Hey, Vern, can you hold my boob, please?” The […]

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March 23rd, 2010

That’s Not Something You Hear Every Day #4

Last night, my best friend and I had a rare moment where we actually got together somewhere other than the infusion center. We looked at cameras at Costco and then ended up in the bar at Red Robin. Halfway through our meal, I piped up, “Hey, Vern, you want to go boob-shopping?” I realized later, […]

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March 9th, 2010

That’s Not Something You Hear Every Day #3

In talking to a dear friend recently–one of my “breast cancer friends”–I learned that I will not be able to lift more than ten pounds ever again with my right arm due to the mastectomy. When I go to Dr. Williamson, Dr. Hoffman, and Haley next week for my various doctor appointments, I could ask […]

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