The Tamoxifen Blues

I just started Tamoxifen treatment on May 15th....the 25th anniversary of my first date with my husband.  Who knew 25 years ago that I would be here...in good ways and in some not-so-good ways?  But, I am here and life is good.I am a fairly intelligent woman and I understand the benefits of Tamoxifen.  I will be sure to tell the arresting officer that when he slaps on the cuffs for excessive speed......hot flashes when driving....I was down to a…

Big Day for “The Girls”

This week I had my 6-month check up with my oncologist.  Every six months I see her: one time for a mammogram and exam, one time for MRI and exam.   Mammograms are not easy, it is not pleasant getting the girls squeezed in between two glass/plastic plates, but none-the-less it will save your life.An MRI is a different story for me.  I cannot and will not get into that death tube without 4 Valium and a Zanax.  I know, 4…

Menopause Stinks

My husband is right. God is a man because no woman would do these things to another woman. What you ask? Let’s start with Ralph, as I call it; you may call it Aunt Flo, the Visitor; your friend (gotta love that one). This topic is a chapter all of its own and frankly I am not sure I have the time, effort or energy to discuss it, especially since Ralph has left the building.  I had a full hysterectomy…

Happy Easter; we did it!

I made it. I counted every last day and without a snitch of chocolate I indulged this morning at 7:48 AM with a solid chocolate bunny. (I shared with my wonderful husband who had endured this side-by-side with me throughout Lent).I apologize for not commenting these last few days.  I seem to have fallen ill with strep throat and have been out of commission.  Let me just say that for all you parents, who like me, have told your kids to…

Life is Funny

A wonderful and dear friend lost her mom this past weekend and the services were this morning.  I felt so badly because Ann Marie had just arranged for her mom to live with her and it had only been a short time.  Her mom was 86 and looked like she was about 73 years old. Not a wrinkle, she looked beautiful.Another member of our “Goal Girls Club”, Donna, met me in line as we proceeded to move our way up…