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Quite the Handful

Someone asked me once how I swallow all that in one gulp. “Practice,” I replied with a wink. It’s always a good day when you can make a dark, inappropriate joke about your transplant.

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It’s a matter of death. And life.

I don’t write for this blog every day. My traffic stats are pitiful…when I bother to check them. I have not done search engine optimization (SEO – Lord knows it look me a LONG time to figure out exactly what … Continue reading

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Pre-Operative Joy

So, there’s a video going around right now of a woman shakin’ her thang and showing some serious moves before going in for a double mastectomy. I get her. I get her not just from a “Oh, isn’t that brave!” … Continue reading

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Just a Little Bug

It started last night with a bad night of sleep and a nasty feeling in my tummy. This morning, we have expanded the repertoire to include nausea, headache and a rather busy schedule on the toilet (TMI, I know, but … Continue reading

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The Sunday Night Routine

It only takes about 10 minutes, and I don’t have any hangups about taking my meds. But, for some reason, I dislike the tediousness of measuring out my meds for the week.

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I think it’s hot, personally.

This is my scar from the transplant. It goes on for another 3 inches below the waistline. 10 inches total. It’s summer, which means it’s time for the beach: Newport, Winthrop, Nahunt, Emerald Isle. It means it’s also time to … Continue reading

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Constant Companion

This is my medical alert bracelet. It never comes off. It went on after my surgery and has been on (except for other surgeries) ever since. I forget it’s there most of the time. I even forgot I was wearing … Continue reading

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