Dear Friends, Today’s theme song is brought to us by the one and only Nat King Cole: Smile. The other day, I cried for the first time since this breast cancer business started. It happened during an appointment with my surgeon. You may be thinking, geez, the communication thing must be getting even worse! Not… Continue reading Do Me A Favor… Smile!
Dear Friends, Last week I was finally able to make it back to Carpenter’s Shelter to help sort Thanksgiving food donations. I always feel the need to clarify that it is a shelter for people, because in addition to my great love of dogs and other animals, I also enjoy people. I am usually there about… Continue reading Giving Thanks
Dear Friends, Where’s Polly?? This question often follows in rapid succession after an excited, “Auntie Mer Mer!” from any of my friends’ children if ever I dare show up without her. And I can hardly blame them. My ears will never be as soft as hers, and my tolerance for being led on a leash… Continue reading Where’s Polly?
Dear Friends, The soundtrack for today’s post comes to us from Katy Perry’s Super Bowl performance and was specifically inspired by Left Shark, who insisted on dancing to his own beat. Rock on, Left Shark. Last weekend I had brunch with an amazing group of local friends. It was also the first time I had… Continue reading A Proper Farewell for #LeftBoob
Dear Friends, Today’s update is brought to you by the 1969 Led Zeppelin song, Communication Breakdown. Alternately, I offer this from Cool Hand Luke. My follow up with the surgeon was… let’s call it awkward. She was still lovely and well informed, but seemed scattered, even disappearing in the middle of my appointment for a… Continue reading Communication Breakdown
Dear Friends, Thank you for all of the support you’ve sent my way the past few weeks. I’ve been recovering between the boro and Old Town, gaining small amounts of strength and energy each day with Polly by my side at nearly all times. I was sent home on temporary supplemental oxygen, and Polly is… Continue reading How Very… Ordinary
Dear Friends, I was never a big Seinfeld person, but I trust that as you read the subject line, you heard it in the disgusted tone Jerry always used when he greeted Newman. Tonight I share with you not a final update on biopsy results (still pending?!), but rather an update on the long-simmering war… Continue reading Hello, Fungus