Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Some days are very "low" on my "awesome" scale! If I am out of bed for about 10 minutes and have already dropped my cup of coffee into the kitty litter that I was about to change, I know that it will be a less than perfect day! Some days are actually diamonds, and some days aree the furthest thing from that! It's kind of funny, though, that the days when something strange or uncoordinated actually make the better stories to tell. So, I guess if life were all a series of squeaky clean, fantastic moments, you would have nothing to compare it to-I think that I would rather go through life with a few scrapes and laughs and semi-magic moments to make the good times even more special. I think too that the more we fail and fall and make a jerk out of ourselves that the more prepared we are to be tough when we have to! Instead of trying to get over the top of that mountain,just try to get over the next hill, and then the next, etc., etc., etc....... Keeo your goals realistic, and then you won't be so hard on yourself if you have a bad day! Just remember-behind every bad day usually follows a good day! As always, keep faith in the Rock Star that you are!
Monday, November 10, 2014
This last year I am sure that many of you thought I was abducted by aliens, or dropped off the planet, but this fatrockstar is still very much alive, and after about a year, finally "well." I was the "victim " of a cruel twist of fate, which means that I had 3 cancer surgeries within 6 weeks. Last August, I had my first mammogram, and ended up with bilateral breast cancer. Imagine my surprise when I learned that each tumor was about the size of my little pinky fingernail! Even the self-exams by myself and the office nurse could not feel a "mass." Unfortunately, it was ductal cancer which means that it was traveling on the breast duct "superhighway!" I have no doubt whatsoever that I would have died if it had not been for the mammogram and subsiquent biopsies. Now, breast cancer is not common in my family, but it is now! Six weeks later I had a hysterectomy for post-menopausal bleeding! This too was cancer. I got to learn first-hand that there are medical staff out there in the big world who are nothing short of "miracle workers!" I went from someone who didn't even take any medication to someone who takes a few pills. I learned everything that you didn't want to find out about chemo firsthand. I got to see what the "buzz" was about radiation! I feel incredibly lucky to be alive! I am happy to hear that for the present time I am "cancerfree!" I didn't merely survive, I prevailed. I hope to be able to take my "gift" of life and happiness, and try to pay it "forward" to others who are also in their "dark place" and try to make it alittle brighter! I am not going to give in and say I am "horrible" or "bad" at times, but rather say "I am OK" because my mind is not going to hear anything which is not positive or productive! Life is good, and so please, my spark friends, do not forget to ROCK!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
In a kingdom, far away, lived a girl. She had a quiet, ordinary life by most standards. One day, when she was having a particularly bad day, she became familiar with some characters I like to call the Lot sisters. There is Mona ,who likes to think that her life is more tragic than a Shakespearian play. There is B_tcha Lot, who complains endlessly that "life" is not "fair", and there is Whina Lot, who makes listening to her torture. Instead of becoming fast friends with these people who manage to "suck" the life out of life, the girl decided to seek other companions. She made a life-long friends with a different group of Lot sisters. There was Trya Lot, who always seemed to sleep well after putting her heart into every project. There was Smila Lot, who managed to melt even the coldest day,and last but most important, there was Praya Lot , who discovered that sometimes in life you need help from someone much stronger than yourself! Those truly are fabulous to know! Rock on! Normandy
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I was trying to get myself in a healthier "place" a couple of monthes ago, and signed up for some "free" tests. The bone density test I came through with flying colors. The mammagram was my first, and although I had always been careful to do "self-exams" and watch for lumps, I was literally "blown away" with the results! I had masses in both breasts and ended up with surgery and reconstruction. Let me tell you that this is alot to handle in just a couple of monthes! I remember back when I first got out of nursing school. Florence Nightingale and I were classmates lol! Anyway, the radical mastectomies of that time were like seeing "train tracks"on these poor woman's chests,and they lost alot of the use of their arms. If there is a bright note in this blog, it is that I was so fortunate to have this happen now. Well, I had my surgeries-They did find cancer in some of the lymph nodes so I am also looking at chemo and radiation in the future. So, what's the "up" part of the story? My mom has been taking fantastic care of me, and although she had a broken back and I had moved in with her to care for her, now she is helping me! So, the long and short of this story is, I believe I was being looked after by an angel through all of this! I have a long road ahead, but feel very lucky to be able to share this with my spark friends! Rock on !!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
There is something that you should all know about me if you don't. I love to cook! I am very passionate about it! My mom, who broke her back in a car accident on Christmas eve is also the "best"cook I know! So, at the site of this horrible accident, she was left barely alive, with 2 broken fingers, a broken hand, 2 compression fractures, and an incredible amount of bruising. She spent over 15 hours in 2 emergency rooms to find the extent of her injuries! So, even though I had my house taken by the bank, I knew what I had to do! I moved in with my mom to care for her, and she ended up healing my wounds. No matter how beaten and wounded we are in life, there is always someone who is alot worse! My mom was married to the same man for 65 years-I have people who probably would not be able to stand the likes of me for 15 minutes! And so my project has been to get my mom inspired enough to do what she does best, and cook! So, "pop quiz, hotshot!" What is it in this world that you are truly passionate about! That is the secret to going after this life, and becoming the incredible people we all know you are! I cannot saY YOU ARE "BEAUTIFUL' enough-it is time to quit "apologizing"for who we are, and start recognizing who we were meant to become! Rock on!!!!!
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