Breast Cancer and Me: My heartfelt letter to Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Breast Cancer and Me: My heartfelt letter to Pantene Beautiful Lengths
To Whom It May Concern: I am not sure if any of the letters that are enclosed with hair donations are ever read, but I am willing to take the chance they are. I would not be where I am in life if it were not for a few gambles and risks taken over the... Read more »

Breast Cancer and Me: Why must people stare?

Breast Cancer and Me: Why must people stare?
I never knew the social acceptance of someone with cancer was so hard! Why you ask? Well let’s see, the fact that everyone and their child has looked at me like I was some creature on display in a zoo, like I am some invalid on my death bed, or there are those that probably... Read more »

Sad but true: When mean girls grow up to be mean women

Sad but true: When mean girls grow up to be mean women
You ever have that feeling like you are living out something from a movie and you are waiting for that moment you will wake up? Yeah that was me Friday night when I was out for some drinks with friends. Saturday morning I woke up asking myself, “Did I encounter my first real life Regina... Read more »
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Are You Going Gluten/Allergen Free? Check Out The GFAF Expo Chicago May 2-3 2015

Are You Going Gluten/Allergen Free? Check Out The GFAF Expo Chicago May 2-3 2015
We are less than a month away from the GFAF Expo Chicago and you know what that means? Time to finally try gluten-free products that I dare not spend exorbitant amounts of money on. One of the worst parts about having allergies of any kind is the amount of money you spend to prevent an... Read more »

Having a real shitty day

Who didn't grow up singing this song as a kid?
Are you having a shitty day too? Nothing is funnier than someone with diarrhea, that is until it happens to you.

Pooping problems after surgical infections: When antibiotics kill your inner flora

Pooping problems after surgical infections: When antibiotics kill your inner flora
Now that life is back on track with reconstruction to start again in May, I need to start planning ahead for a shitty summer. The last thing that I ever thought was going to happen after having a double mastectomy was IBS. I had 3 bouts of Cellulitis, prescribed 3 different antibiotics that were stronger... Read more »
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Obesity A Disability? No, I Believe It Is An Addiction Needing Treatment

Obesity A Disability? No, I Believe It Is An Addiction Needing Treatment
As a fellow obese American, I would disagree with a lot of these size queens that believe we should all be some perfect size. The only thing that I agree with is that obesity should not be seen as a disability. Obesity is an addiction, especially in many that use food addictions to deal with... Read more »

My Festivus Grievances

My Festivus Grievances
Well, let’s start with a big FUCK YOU to 2014. I HATE YOU! You are my first grievance and I wish you were never in existence. Because of you I found that I had lost my unemployment benefits, as well as everyone else in the country that was in the same boat as I was.... Read more »

Breast Cancer and Me: An Open Letter To My Reconstruction Surgeon

Dear Dr. E.: I believe that I am not getting the kind of care that someone in my position should be getting. The frequency in which I have now been cut open and basically operated on since the initial breast surgery on September 10th has been ridiculous. The excuses I keep hearing is that my... Read more »
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Breast Cancer and Me: HOT HOT HOT SHOWER!!!

Breast Cancer and Me: HOT HOT HOT SHOWER!!!
As I sit here listening to one of Pandora’s many Christmas Song stations, I reminisce over this mornings shower and how I have missed feeling the warmth of a hot shower on my chest. Don’t laugh, you know you love that feeling of the hot water. If you don’t then maybe you ought to try... Read more »