Remember The Caretaker!

So many many times during our chemo days (yes, they were ours, not just mine, as Garry took on much of the weight of those days), I would look to my dear Husband, my new caretaker, and feel an overpowering love I have never felt in all our 32-years of marriage. A gentle, no-words-needed, constant […]

Motion Sickness Science

If you have kiddos or grandkiddos, this post on motion sickness is for you. I have been known to get car sick.  I won’t go on a cruise because I tend to be motion sensitive.  I was the kid in the center of the metal merry-go-round-o’death screaming to get off because I was going to […]

Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas and this time of year brings to mind the blessings we sometimes take for granted.  I didn’t want this day to pass before I told you how thankful I am that you spend your time here, joining in on the fun. May you be blessed with peace and the loving grace of God […]

What If I Hadn’t Gotten The Good News I’d Prayed For?

When one gets a medical diagnosis that runs on the scary side, meaning your life is endangered, one works diligently to get to the good side of that diagnosis, if possible. Garry and I knew from the beginning of my diagnosis, based on information we were given, that we might not get to the good […]

All Is Well

My breast cancer diagnosis is now a permanent road post in my life. I was happily motoring along, riding smooth pavement, when suddenly caught by surprise and forced to pull off onto unstable terrain: BREAST CANCER NEXT EXIT. Gaa! I hate that road. But, as with all rough ground I have found myself traveling, I’ve […]

Home Remedy to Ease Coughs: Raw Honey and Cinnamon

Cold and flu season is upon us (when is it not?) and if there is anything OMT likes it’s a home remedy that doesn’t produce harmful side-effects. While I will take OTCs, I’d rather use a proven all-natural symptom reliever: enter raw honey and cinnamon. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When […]

The Year of Great Faith

Years and years ago, long before choosing a name for a year became fashionable, a word came to me that I knew was meant for the upcoming 12 months. It happened when I was on a long walk with my beloved dog on my birthday. The day had dawned foggy and visibility was low. We […]

Cancer Kind

Maybe you have heard this phrase before: cancer kind. A friend said it to me in reference how well those with cancer are treated, wherever they go. As a person still undergoing treatment for cancer, whose hair has yet to return, I can verify this is a phenomenon. Countless times people have been cancer kind […]

Begin Here: Cancer Resource Websites and Links

While I have offered my Patti-ized version of breast cancer advice, this post is a pure resource page for those who have no idea where to get start gathering solid info about cancer. Some links are specific to breast cancer and others cover the wider topic of cancer. I pray you never need this list, […]

10 Rules Upon My Death

I met a fellow writer, Jill, for coffee and the talk turned to how I handled my diagnosis with humor. I laughed because it’s pretty much how I handle everything; it’s in my DNA, y’all. As we yapped about all things cancer, the discussion turned to wishes upon death (listen, when you face a serious […]