reconstruction

Frankenboob

You know, when I had my breast reconstruction I had no idea I’d still be having procedures nearly a year later. And I’m still not finished, though hopefully the only thing left will be the tattooing. I’m sitting here again trying to think of a delicate way to put what I had done yesterday, but…

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A Little Housekeeping

In my Marsha, Marsha, Marsha post on August 31st I listed some topics I was going to be addressing in the near future. Near has gotten away from me and now it’s just the future, but I’m going to make good on my word: Todd’s blog Not much to say here. His last post was…

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God and Sex Continued

I’ve been overwhelmed with the comments I’ve received to yesterday’s post, both on my blog and through email. Thank you, each and every one of you, for your positive comments, encouragement and prayers. Todd was spot on in his comment. That was one of the most difficult posts I’ve ever written. Mine is not an…

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God and Sex

Did that get your attention?? I have a lot to say on both subjects and this post may end up rambling, so bear with me. Our church – Christ’s Church of the Valley or CCV – is very different. It is a non-denominational Bible church that looks a bit like a movie theater on the…

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**We Interrupt Regular Broadcasting**

It’s 3:30 as I’m typing. 3:30 a.m.. A.M. as in morning. I’ve been awake since about 1:00 and the two things that keep rolling through my mind are: 1. I can’t wait for the dead of winter. If it was freezing in here I’d be blissfully bundled up, sleeping like a baby instead of flipping…

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Blogiversary, Update and Announcement

BLOGIVERSARY A year ago today I published my first post. I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 365 days. Tara Marie and Amanda inspired me to start it and my purpose was mainly to keep family and friends who are scattered across the country updated on our happenings here in Pennsylvania. It’s turned into…

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Still Under Construction

I’ve been trying to think of a delicate way to say this, but I’m not having much luck. So I’m just going to say it. I drove into Philadelphia this afternoon for nipples. Yep. You read that right. I saw my plastic surgeon and he somehow fashioned nipples for me. It was a very strange…

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Just Hangin’ Out

It’s Sunday afternoon and the family is at church. They went to the late service; stayed for a VBS meeting and will just end up staying for youth group. I don’t mind and am enjoying the solitude. I flipped open my bible to wherever it would go this morning and it took me to Nehemiah.…

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Gypped

I know I was supposed to post pictures and tell you all about the trip to New York City, but that’s going to have to wait. Tomorrow is my surgery and I feel compelled to write what’s on my mind. Maybe I’ve just forgotten the emotions and anxiety before surgery – and I’ve had plenty…

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It Keeps Getting in My Way

A mastectomy is an amputation plain and simple. An appendage, if you will, has been removed from the body. Obviously it’s not as traumatic or life altering as the loss of a limb, something you rely on to perform every day tasks. I don’t know of many women who use their breasts to perform every…

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