Happy Ending Surgery

Happy Ending Surgery

Nobody plans a hip replacement for February 14th, right? But that appointment time turned out to be my unexpected Valentine’s Day gift this year. How did this happen? My story begins with a previous appointment to undergo surgery on January 4th. I had requested an...
Falling into Fall

Falling into Fall

Usually I love summer and wish it would last longer, but not this year. Between breast cancer, COVID and hip pain, the summer of 2023 has been one of my worst. My only good news is that I don’t have the BRCCA gene, don’t need a double mastectomy or a hysterectomy. The...
Love Letter to a Difficult Mom

Love Letter to a Difficult Mom

My first Mother’s Day without my mom is coming up on Sunday, May 7th.  Friends ask if I miss her and how it will feel to celebrate without her. Honestly, no, I won’t miss her. Long ago, I deeply missed the love and kindness that I needed so badly as a child. But I...

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