Waiting

I got the call for my breast surgery (lumpectomy/wide excision) on Monday.   It is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and we need to be there at 5:30 a.m.   Excited that I won’t have to wait too long, with fasting after midnight. And being that Bob and I usually get up at 5:00 […]

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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 […]

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Yesterday was Biopsy Day. A week ago, when I went for my first baseline mammogram, I never imagined that I would spend yesterday the way I did. My mother-in-law graciously picked me up and drove me to the Advocate Christ Breast Care Center at 8:30 a.m. I am grateful that she was available and willing […]

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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 […]

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Where were you on Wednesday, January 13, 1999? Seriously. Do you remember? Anything? I was in grad school at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, getting my masters in Leisure Studies (for real, that is something one can major and get multiple degrees in). I am pretty sure I was back from winter break, […]

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“It’s just like what happened on Lost,” he said. How had I not made that connection? It’s surreal in this day and age, with technology and resources we have available, that it is possible for a 777 plane, carrying 239 people on board, to just disappear. But that is the story being told in the […]

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