Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Well, well, well! Where have I been? Just about a day or so after my last post, I started feeling a little queasy. Then exhaustion hit me like a brick wall. And I realized...yup! This is it! On July 30th 2009, that guy up there was born. But he's not the only news I have for you, my ladies!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
...and better than ever! We had a fabulous day of pampering here at Mercy Cares at the end of October - hope you were here and sorry if you missed it! Aside from lots of yummy snacks massages, manicures and some delicioso vino fino, we had some great big laughs and some very important brainstorming. Whew, what a day. A few of my lovelies have decided that it is imperative that we re-enact this laugh fest one Wednesday evening a month. This will offically be a newsletter session, but unofficially a mental health eve. We all need to laugh more and my ladies seem to just love each other already, so I am honored to be a fly on the wall for these uplifting crazy wednesdays. And maybe I can convince one or two of them to write a blog entry for me once in awhile, since I seem to be terrible at the upkeep *sheepish grin*. Here's a picture of the event (taken by the fabulous Erin Neilsen of the American Cancer Society) that was sent as a press release to all the local papers. Let's see if someone will print it! Also is a picture of the cake that my big sister (Happy Birthday Yvette!) and I made for this day of pampering. It was our first go at fondant icing. Not necessarily our last, but I do believe we will take a little vacation from it. Quite the workout, that fondant!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
OH - the beautiful painted torsos at the top of this post are courtesy of http://www.abreastinthewest.ca/
You should definitely check out the website - you'll find some great articles - entertaining and educational.
The torsos were part of a show in Vancouver at La Cabana. Each artist, a survivor or the loved one of a survivor, lovingly crafted these masterpieces in honor of all women who have been affected by breast cancer. I wish I could've seen the show in person! Please visit the website and browse.
I hope to hear from you all soon - at least introduce yourself and say hi - if I know you are there, it will make me write more often!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tell me this is not pretty. Go on, try to convince me. Sorry, I don't believe you.
Think of it: mammography time -we all know how cold it can be waiting, half naked, for that machine to finish making your breast look "flat like a penny". This hospital gown (though to call it that is to insult it) has panels with Velcro on each side of the chest - easy access, if you will. Around back it splits open (again, the magic of Velcro) to allow your doctor or nurse to listen to your heart and lungs. The sleeves roll up and Velcro in place. On the INSIDE there are large, deep pockets to hold monitors, drainage bags - even a book. This makes it ideal for chemo treatments, mammographies, breastfeeding or even physical therapy sessions. It is made from a super-soft, almost velvety material which is moisture repellent! Liquid rolls right off! Imagine all the things that can spill from a person or on a person, and this material will just shoo it away. Truly remarkable.
It comes in several soft colors and styles. There's even a calf-length gown for the very modest. Having physical therapy involving your leg? There are breakaway pants. Do you want to show off some curves? There's a wrap style that defines the waist. They're all so pretty, you might even wear it shopping at our boutique!
Monday, May 12, 2008
You may also become a LympheDIVA if you care for someone with lymphedema. LympheDIVOs (male) also exist. " Quoted directly from www.lymphedivas.com/FAQ.php
Friday, May 2, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I am so proud to announce the grand opening of our post-mastectomy boutique. It is the only one of its kind in this part of CT. I make that distinction with a mixture of joy and some sadness. The sadness that women have been so neglected in this beautiful area of our state, and joy at the fact that this will no longer be true!
It is my honor to serve so many of the strongest, wisest, and most beautiful women on the planet. I am starting this blog in the hopes that they will teach me what I can do to better serve them, and to have an arena to share their thoughts, hopes, fears, and dreams. I will share mine too.
Thanks for reading. To start, please share with me your best and worst fitting experiences and teach me teach me teach me!
I look forward to meeting you all.