How to Decide To Have a Mammogram or Not

Cancer, Cancer, Cancer! ~ Ugh ~ Are you as sick of reading about it as I am? What I mean by that is, I’m ready for better treatment options, better survival stats, and better diagnostics. Let’s look at the mammogram. Even the medical community at large is not in agreement as to how many you […]

Eye Was Skeptical of The Colossal Big Shot

Mascara? That’s what I’m gonna talk about today? Me?! The gal who makes videos without a thought to what she looks like (much to your delight – don’t pretend you aren’t pointing and laughing)? Yep. We’ll get to the saddy sad why in a sec… ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When […]

Do You Know Melanoma Skin Cancer is on the Rise?

Summertime is spending more time in the sun time – and how we look forward to that warmth all year long. With more time spent in the sun, there’s also an increased risk of melanoma skin cancer. It’s time to check yourself. DO IT! Melanoma is on the rise. This is a scary cancer (aren’t […]

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things – Or Is It?

Cancer. I profoundly hate that six letter word. It conjures fear, loss and uncertainty. There’s not one nice thing I can say about it. It devours monetary resources. It mocks future dreams and plans. It steals understanding of what the hell is happening to my body?! As of this writing, I am two-years and a […]

What You Should Know For Melanoma Awareness Month

Each May, I feel a strong pull to inform sun-lovers (and those who would rather stay inside) of the importance of being aware of melanoma’s warning signs. This post is one that I offer yearly, just as the summer activities get underway. It’s important information that can save your life. Melanoma is on the rise. […]

Managing Breast Cancer as a Chronic Disease?!

Um, what? Yes, you read that right: managing breast cancer as a chronic disease. If you have ever been diagnosed or know of one who has, you died a little inside, right? Or flipped off your screen, which was exactly my initial response. You can take the gal outta West Texas… Let’s look a bit […]

When It’s Time To Say Goodbye

I’m writing this late on a Friday afternoon, while drinking a cold beer in celebration (NOT DRUNK!) and thinking of the week ahead and the milestone I’ll pass. I’m overwhelmed in emotion, sitting here, pounding out the words that foretell of my very near future, trying like hell not to cry, again. What has me […]

Post-Breast Cancer Treatment Collateral Damage

My public journey through breast cancer is well-documented on this site.  (Key the words “breast cancer” into the search bar and you’ll find the posts.) Today, I’m yapping about the collateral damage that can accompany a diagnosis. You know, cause having breast cancer is just. not. hellish. enough. To start, when newly diagnosed, you focus […]

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 […]

Do Not Be Misled: I Was Scared Sh*tless

Caveat: Vulgarity ahead, yet used contextually, with brutal honesty. For those of you who might be offended by coarse language, head’s up: I’m passing along my unvarnished truth without a naughty language edit, hence, HENCE!, the warning. Cancer. If ever there was a word that could scare us shitless, it’s that one. Literally and figuratively, […]