Category Archives: The C word

Every Nine Minutes 

It is a musical moment of pure magic, as I stir from my sleep  roused from my dreams by the sounding of the alarm, still snuggled up in a ball of warmth and hopeful contentment. The promise of a new … Continue reading

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Phantom Nipples

I have phantom nipples. They get hard when I get chilly. I can feel them from the inside. The feeling registers in my brain. And I still have boobs. I can feel them from the inside. The tightening sensation of … Continue reading

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Less of a Woman 

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Let’s Just See 

Seven weeks post double mastectomy, I thought it was about time I get my mushy sagging butt back to the yoga studio. My car instinctively knew the way, so my mind wandered as I drove. Soon, I found myself just … Continue reading

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I’m a Freakin’ Gladiator! (but if you hug me, I might cry)

Now that I no longer have boobs, I’m getting much closer to people when I hug them. I get right up in there, heart to heart. It’s powerful and real. These are the most intense hugs of my adult life.  … Continue reading

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Life Story 

It has been four weeks since my double mastectomy. Twenty eight long slow days of not much more than resting and recovering.  I’ve spent most of my energy on healing and didn’t have much left over for other, less important … Continue reading

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Move Any Mountain 

There are so many stumbling blocks along the path to peace. Some of them are pebbles, some boulders, some mountains.  We always have choices, as we come upon each obstacle. We can choose to navigate around it, or over it, … Continue reading

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