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After Chemo My Body And I Are In The Dating Stage

After chemo, my body and I are in the dating stage. Chemo is hard on a body and afterwards it’s like you’re a new you; things just aren’t the same. There’s a bit of uncertainty and awkwardness that happens, so I like to think of getting to know the new me as dating myself. I …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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When Everything Revolves Around Poop!

Yep. Poop. Young mommies know what I’m talking about. I see you nodding. Older folks know what I’m talking about. I see you nodding. When I was traveling the unpaved, trip-you-up road of chemo, poop became a constant topic of discussion, because it’s directly related to good health, directly related to how well a body …

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