|Posted by Eggroll Creative on November 23, 2015 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
One thing I've learned since finding out I have breast cancer, is that my doctors are moving at the speed of light. They throw out their advice like an empty beer bottle as they fly by . . .
"We'll be watching for symptoms," my surgeon said.
"Things like headaches."
"How can Stage 1 breast cancer cause a headache? Wouldn't that take years to go to my brain?"
"Yeah, probably. . . See you in six months."
If you are ok just going along wit...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on September 16, 2015 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming with my complete self-absorption over being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Along with fretting, panicking, googling, speculating, catastrophizing and being told to "calm down," I've also been product-testing some pretty amazing technology. The new 3d mammogram technology is definitely Eggroll Proof, as was the ultrasound that followed. I snagged a photo of it whi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on June 27, 2015 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
Last January, I noticed it was becoming increasingly difficult for me to speak. The words would be a jumble. I would stutter, not be able to remember the words for simple everyday objects, and sometimes I would just drop off and stare into space. Staring into space became a pleasant way to spend way too much time. I became disoriented and not recognizing familiar places. When I didn't recognize my neighbor of five years, I called my doctor.
He put me on estrogen, B12, extra thyroid...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on April 13, 2015 at 7:20 PM||comments (2)|
As time has marched on, I have come to love my Fit Bit. It really gets me looking for ways to walk more and add to my steps. As it happens, my wonderful niece and her husband are also enthusiasts. So one day my husband and I met up with them in a lovely park filled with memories of my youth, and took a walk together with their two dogs. Not too far along the path, my nephew-in-l...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on February 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
I don't get to talk about it much, because the person involved could potentially sue me, but I'm feeling like a dare-devil today, so I'm getting a load off my chest. For the past year and a half, I have been a caretaker for a developmentally disabled family member who is also mentally ill. The irony is, if you ask this person if he needs a caretaker, he would tell you "Absolutely not!" In fact, I am the one who suffers from Mosaic Down Syndrome and somewhere along the line, our social securit...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on February 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
I saw this in the bargain bin and couldn't help wonder, what were they thinking? Even the coolest of the cool couldn't pull off blowing their nose into one of these. (Translation for Gen X'ers: "Even Fonzie couldn't get away with using these.") The person who dreamed this product up must not have had one single honest friend that they were willing to listen to.
And look at the price? You only get about 10 tissues in one...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on December 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Do you think this is a trail? To me, a trail doesn't go off into outer space. It doesn't go up a cliff or even a big rock. A trail is a lovely path through the woods, lined with logs or boulders. But in Sedona . . . this crazy sign somehow qualifies a steep rock surface as a trail.
I managed to get about five feet up before the terror overwhelmed me. I couldn't go up or down. I clung to the side while elementary school ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on November 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
A woman who used to tutor my boys asked us if we might like to climb Mount Saint Helens. Well, this active volcano has had my heart ever since it blew its top on May 18, 1980. So of course, I was excited to say yes!
This is supposed to be a good hike for novice mountain climbers. It's only five miles to the rim. So I assumed that we would be taking a le...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on April 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Eggroll Creative on April 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
I learned the hard way that I apparently grind my teeth at night (also known as bruxism). Apparently I cracked a tooth which then required a crown. So to protect my other teeth from a similar fate, they took a mold of my teeth and made this for me:
I expected it would take some getting used to, but I never did.
Instead, I quit using this device . . . then I got out of the habit. A couple of months wen...Read Full Post »