This is Not X-Men

For all sorts of reasons, I haven’t written in a while.  Ironically, I am writing now in the waiting room while my mother is getting a mammogram – she was called back by her doctor who saw something suspicious on her films a few weeks ago.  This isn’t entirely worrying; it’s happened before, and although […]

Review of Decoding Annie Parker

Last week, I was fortunate to be able to go to a special screening of Decoding Annie Parker.  I would be lying if I said this movie didn’t have an effect on me, but overall, I found it disappointing.  First, I’ll talk about the overall effect.  Then, the disappointment.  But I want to make clear […]

Mouth Cancer?

I haven’t written in a while. There’s reasons for that and I’ll explain them in a future post. For now, I just had to record what happened yesterday while I was at the dentist for my teeth cleaning. She asked if I wanted to be tested for mouth cancer. I looked at her skeptically. Mouth […]

Stage 2 Begins

Today has not started off that well. Big fight with the hubs. No coffee, no food, no antidepressants- that’s not helping. Been teary since I woke up, worrying about what happens to my kid if I don’t come home from this surgery. Sure, I’m probably being dramatic. I don’t know how many people die while […]

What Does My Gut Know?

Last year on this day, I was at Magee Women’s Hospital getting my yearly mammogram.  I wasn’t nervous – I’d done this many many times and, because at the time I had just turned 36 years old, I knew I’d be fine.  Even though I am BRCA2+, I didn’t expect to even think about cancer […]