There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]


Today we had our second opinion appointment with a specialized breast surgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. J. We were very impressed with her. While in the waiting room at the Breast Center, we had the opportunity to look at information about Dr. J’s background and qualifications. I was encouraged to see […]


On Friday I will have two biopsies done on my left breast (one toward the bottom and the other in my armpit). The results will be available on Monday or Tuesday next week. Six months from now I will also return for a mammogram of my right breast, due to calcium deposits. This was not […]


I love this post my friend J wrote and shared today about what she would tell her 2013 self, if she could go back in time. As I reflect on the year that was 2014 and prepare for 2015, I decided to do the same. So to Kathleen Marie in 2013: 1. You truly never know what […]


This a Bucket List. It is not necessarily My Bucket List. I came across this meme recently on Facebook. I thought it would be fun and interesting to try, kind of like a game of “I Never,” without the beer. Mortality has been on my mind this week. So thinking about things I haven’t done in life, […]


It’s Thursday! Which means it my day to write about this week’s prompt over at The Today Voice. I know it has been a busy week when the last post on my blog was another “Thursday’s Voice” one and both that and this one are linking to writing that I did elsewhere. Between Sean having been […]