It was a beautiful morning. A little on the chilly side. Perfect October weather. But I was a little nervous. Getting up at 5am, I got my family ready, including my 4-year old, for an early appointment. Not your everyday appointment. This one was on Saturday. We put on our … [Read more...]
Is there too much “Pink” in October?
As I sit here writing, my Grandma is in ICU. I'm preparing for the worst. Having lost my mom unexpectedly in her 50's, you'd think I would be prepared for losing either of my grandmothers. Truthfully, I'm not. They've provided a sense of stability in the family, when everything … [Read more...]
Giuliana Rancic – Breast Cancer at age 36 (Unexpected Diagnosis)
Giuliana Rancic has shared so much of her private life these past few years, including dealing with infertility and IVF treatments. This morning, she has shared even more. She has Breast Cancer. She's 36 years old. She doesn't carry the gene, like most women. In fact, she … [Read more...]
Remembering who was in the audience…..
I know it's Mother's Day......but as I sit here thinking about my mom (and missing her so incredibly much), I'm reminded how she was always by my side. Graduations....just one example. Three Graduation ceremonies to be exact. I attended them all. As I think back, I was … [Read more...]
Mammograms – the Controversy!
The end of 2009 signaled four years without my mom. The end of 2009 also signaled something else.....a change in recommendations when it came to women and mammograms. Sort of. The U S Preventive Services Task Force in a nutshell said: Screening mammograms should be done … [Read more...]