Posts in category "Health"

Thank you, "Your Tan May Be Killing You"

Fellow CN blogger DonnaJeanne writes Your Tan May Be Killing You.  As she describes it, “As a Stage IV Melanoma patient, it is my goal to teach you ways that you can avoid Melanoma because I’d love to keep you out of my shoes.” If it wasn’t Donna herself, her blog, the blog’s name (if... Read more »

10 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

The Return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ I welcome anything pumpkin flavored or scented for that matter. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin candles, pumpkin lotion, pumpkin body wash, pumpkin soap, pumpkin air freshener, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich...that's, that's about it.
I’ve always found Labor Day weekend depressing.  It always seemed to mark the official end of being sunkissed and drunkissed. …uh, well, ok, definitely the end of sunkissed. Anyway, if you’re like me and prone to the autumn blues, don’t fret.  Here are 10 very good reasons to look forward to fall. And, in the... Read more »

Donna Day: What do kids with cancer need?

Have you met Donna?  Donna is fellow CN blogger Mary Tyler Mom’s daughter. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 20 months old and died shortly after turning four. She was a beautiful little girl – inside and out – who liked to dance and whose favorite color was black. I know this because... Read more »
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I Broke Up with My Doctor

I have high blood pressure. Apparently, it’s hereditary but I still had to get an ultrasound to make sure the arteries around my kidneys weren’t constricted. I learned that last part from the internet because the conversation with my doctor went like this: Dr. BadBedside (if ever there was an appropriate pseudonym): I’m going to... Read more »

Project Ladybug Bash: Meet Dina Manzo and find out how Atia's Fund began!

How far we travel in life matters far less than those we meet along the way. ~ Mark Twain In Stop and Blog the Roses spirit, today, I am grateful to have met these lovely people ~ 1/ Laura Lutarewych ~ Fellow ChicagoNow blogger & a cancer survivor herself.  See her story here & watch... Read more »

Is it allergies or is it ...

the eyes!! *cue thunder, lightning, old Italian lady hunched over with big knuckles and thinning hair (but a heart of gold) ‘Tis the season … of allergies.  Ugh! And, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives. ~~~ FINALLY, my headache is gone.  I had the worst headache for two straight days. And, I wondered... Read more »
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Today is World Cancer Day

As many of you who read this blog know, my husband is a cancer survivor.  So, I’m going to copy and repeat my entry from Thanksgiving ~ In the past few months, I’ve been thankful for such things as:“pumpkin spice lattes”“that I knew my grandparents”“cute rain boots” But, today? Today, I am grateful ~ 1/... Read more »

Do you know someone with cancer right now?

Call Jonny Imerman.  He knows someone who survived that type of cancer and was the same age when diagnosed.  Let them talk.  It helps. As Jim Higley put it at the Imerman Angels event at Salvage One last night, where he described Melinda Marchiano‘s experience of meeting another young woman who had survived her type of cancer and... Read more »

A Tale of Two Christmases: Me, a Homeless Man and my Sunglasses

I lost my Fendi sunglasses on Friday while bargain hunting at Filene’s Basement. I called the store again yesterday just in case someone turned them in and when the lady told me they had them, I squealed.  I felt like Scrooge on Christmas morning.  I wanted to hug strangers on the street. I bought Godiva... Read more »
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An open letter to Lindsay Lohan: Something to consider while you're in the clink

Dear Lindsay Lohan: I don’t know you personally.  I don’t know a thing about addiction.  I don’t know what it’s like to be famous or live in Hollywood. But, here is what I do know, based purely on observation.And, considering that you seem to be racking up the legal fees, you might want to take some free... Read more »