Holding on to what little sanity I have left by blogging...won't you join me on my journey!

A friend of mine told me to write a blog..apparently she thinks I'm funny! .... but then she DARED me and said 'YOU'LL NEVER DO IT!"  ..... Never tell me NEVER!! ....

I am an old wife with tales to tell about my Prince Charming, our 2 teenagers and the menagerie of pets which have taken over our home.  I have survived the infant years and pray I survive the teens.... (Be sure to read my earlier posts so you can get a real picture of this circus family).

I am a lover and more importantly, a fighter! Four years ago I was treated for breast cancer.  When I started writing this blog,  I was considered in remission until a few months ago (see here and here) when we discovered that IT had returned.  Not the greatest news, in fact it's a real friggin'  nuisance but, much like an irritating relative coming to visit, I intend to endure whatever necessary to get through it and then party like hell when it's gone. And you're invited!

Blogging is my sedative...I believe laughter is the best medicine!!

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I know that you believe you understand what you think I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
                       ~ Queen Momma

"I believe in pink, I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.  I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.  I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.  I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.              ~Audrey Hepburn

This is from 9/11/2010 to BandBackTogether.com
If you read my profile then you already know that I’m married 23 years with 2 teenagers; a daughter, almost 20 and son just turned 16. Four years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, went through a double masectomy, chemo, radiation and reconstruction. I was in remission up until 3 months ago when it was discovered that the breast cancer has returned, in the lining of my stomach, treatable, not curable (1% chance). This is not to be mistaken for stomach cancer, confusing right?
Needless to say I went through the depression, anger and shock all over again. Only this time it was harder. The optimistic goal of beating it wasn’t as easy to grasp because it had already returned once.
My meds have been changed, my doctor’s visits are more frequent and the side effects more intense. Hotter flashes, sleepless nights and mood swings. I am not always the easy-going, jovial Queen that used to rule this Kingdom. No, I often become that dragon you referred to in the Bands write-up. But I allow myself to breath some fire, release some anger, then I straighten my tiara and return to my throne surrounded by my adoring and supportive family, my riches, my strength, my motivation.
I could fall in the moat tomorrow and get gobbled up by… well whatever lives in moats. I’m not going to let this Cancer defeat me and takeover my Kingdom…
I know I will have bad days but I also know that I will get through them with a little help from my army (my friends and family) … Today was one of those bad days and then, suddenly, you appeared! The Band Back Together.