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It's not cancer!
(Strap yourselves in; this is a long one.) For the past couple of years, I have been having regular mammograms (even though I’m not 40 yet) due to a cluster of abnormal – and painful – cells in my left breast. My doctors have been very proactive in monitoring this odd little cluster of cells, which were all within my milk ducts. This summer, the cluster grew and I had an ultrasound with a...
We all need downtime, but it is important to choose your downtime activity so it benefits you & doesn't add more anxiety to be perfect.
When I was a teenager, I spent hours upon hours reading magazines like Seventeen and YM (R.I.P) and comparing myself to the tan, willowy models depicted therein. I am neither tan nor willowy, and although I’m no longer particularly bothered by the physical manifestations of my Polish heritage, those models really did a number on my self-esteem. I can’t tell you the last time I bought a magazine,...
The lesson in life I am learning every day: Be kind. Keep moving and exercising. Keep staying busy, fix any broken or damaged parts when possible, and enjoy every single moment.
I am on my way to the orthopedic surgeon’s office because of pain in my right ankle, no doubt brought on by my 21-mile hike in Norway a few weeks ago. I figure it is tendonitis or something, with just enough discomfort to keep me soaking my foot in a bucket of ice water several times a day (My son’s advice. He played football in college). Sue soaking her foot and ankle in ice. My pending...