High Seize

The temperature hovers around 30° and it’s raining. Blizzard warnings to the north, and here we expect a half inch of ice, covered by up to 6” of snow. High winds cause our house to shudder and moan. Welcome to April in Wisconsin.

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Gel-ly Donut

I hate exercise. I really do. But in the process of reassessing my health, I have been recently forced to address the issue of finding ways to add more exercise into my daily routine. Yippee.

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Radiant

An update, now that I have finished my first 3 weeks of radiation therapy and several people have been asking how I have been.

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Re-Engineered

A few years ago, I had been restless for a change at my job. And after 21 years in the engineering department – doing structural design of heavy equipment – I was granted my wish.

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Grounded

This weekend I got to spend some time with my older sister, who lives in Florida, but is temporarily staying in Woodstock, IL for a few weeks. Woodstock is a lovely little city that is somewhat “famous.”

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Lympho-maniac

Another round of medical appointments this week. The first one was a visit with a Lymphatic Therapist. If you want to see something scary, do an internet search for “photos of lymphedema of the arms.” Oh, the horror, the terror! It makes me think of the Michelin Man, and yet another thing to freak out over and worry about happening to me.

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Lymph No’d

Mixed results today when I visited the surgeon. This cancer diagnosis has been nothing but mind games for me and looks like it will continue to do so. But first the good news.

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Body Piercings

I write this post so that I don’t forget what I went through, so I don’t become less vigilant in maintaining my health and doing breast exams in the future. This happens to 1 of 8 of us. Serious stuff.

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Heh, me.

I have race car driver blood running through my veins. My dad used to race stock cars before I was born, winning many a trophy, now long lost. He passed his love of speed on to most of his 11 children.

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Off Ramp

I had more doctor appointments this week. I’ve been blessed so far, but my mind wanders to the negative. Why are we at our most creative, when it comes to imagining the worst possible outcomes?

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