The Dreaded Urinary Tract Infection After Menopause: Is There A Cure?

WARNING: Real Talk Ahead A few weeks ago, at the age of 55, I experienced my very first bladder infection. Throughout the years, I have known women (and men) who suffered with UTIs and sympathized with them, but had never – until  recently – experienced the ~ugh~ myself. My first question: How the hell did […]

The Amazing Power of the Humble Flaxseed

In my 20s, I did nutritional research that lead me to the powers of the humble flaxseed. I started to include them in my/our diet, but I couldn’t find a way to incorporate them consistently, so I stopped eating them. Change is hard, isn’t it? Last year, as I proceeded through treatment for breast cancer, […]

Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #15: Keeping Your Cool

Perimenopause is a beast: a hot, sweaty, cranky, beast. Let’s talk taming hot flashes. ~to the fire extinguisher!~ * Disclaimer: All information in this series is based on my personal experience and is not intended to take the place of your doctor’s advice. Typically, hot flashes are a by-product of reduced estrogen in a woman’s […]

How-To: Make Your Own Electrolyte Replacement Drink

As many of you know, OMT! is a distance runner. (BRAGGER!) I started when a coach at my elementary school asked me to join the track team. Me? Track? I had never considered it before, but because my friends were doing it, I agreed. It was there, on the dusty West Texas school ground fields, […]

Tired of Suffering From Insomnia? 5 Tricks to Help.

Being treated for breast cancer is no joke, y’all. While the docs are trying to save your life, some of the drug side effects can try your last sleep-deprived nerve. OMT is suffering from insomnia! If I’m suffering, I’m researching. I needed help and maybe you do too. Let’s see if any of these solutions […]

Melanoma Awareness Month: Check Yo’Self!

As a melanoma survivor, I feel a strong responsibility to share this post every year. It’s important information that can save your life. Melanoma is on the rise. This is a scary cancer (aren’t they all?), as it can be tough to treat. Don’t mess around if you think you see changes in a mole […]

Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #14: Scratch That Itch

Perimenopause is a wild ride, as we have seen HERE  and HERE and, aw hell, just know it’s W-I-L-D! We’ve got mood swings, weight gain, muscle loss, joint pain, insomnia, sexual adjustments (oh my!)…GAA!…it just keeps on comin’, no matter how many times we tell ourselves the worst is almost over. One of the lesser […]

The Power of Turmeric

Have you heard of turmeric? Sure you have, it’s so trendy and hip these days. How about turmeric tea? ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ Just like my […]

Miaderm Radiation Relief Cream

Cancer treatment can hurt, but you can incorporate tricks, tips and products that might help you get to the other end as painlessly as possible. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. […]

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, […]