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What A Difference A Year Makes

1 Jan

What A Difference A Year Makes

What A Difference A Year Makes

1 Jan

I never thought I would get here.  A little over a year ago I was clinically diagnosed with breast cancer.  I have completed my chemotherapy and radiation.  The radiation was tough.  I felt so tired, drained and depressed.  Sometimes I couldn’t get out of bed for days.  I had to dig back into my positive energy books, get back to eating healthy, and I am feeling much better.  

For my birthday on December 6th I returned to the Cayman Islands.  If you have been following my journey, you know that I went there before starting my treatments.  I find it to be a very healing, soothing place for me.  I went with my boyfriend, and joining us on the airplane were his daughter, her boyfriend, his mother and his brother.  Strange, I didn’t know they were coming but okay. 

Later that night I found out why they were there.  Later that evening my boyfriend proposed to me.  I am now engaged, and very happy.  I plan to continue sharing my story throughout 2014 on how I will remain a cancerfreecutie.  This is a brand new year and a brand new me.  Please feel free to share this blog with others.  www.cancerfreecutie.com

 

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3 Mushroom Lasagna

10 Nov

3 Mushroom Lasagna

Mushrooms are believed to have anticancer fighting properties

10 Nov

So what does a girl do who never used to like mushrooms?  

Make Mushroom Lasagna

 

Is There Such A Thing As Karma?

17 Oct

The other day I was going to the gym by the hospital.  The gym is located on 63rd street and Lexington Avenue.  The parking garage to the hospital is located on York Avenue.  When I drive into the city, I like to park in the hospital garage because it is $20.00 for the whole day as opposed to $20.00 per hour.  I made a left onto 66th street and got in the line for the parking garage.  Sometimes the line goes around the block because it is so expensive to park in Manhattan.  Did I cut the line?  Well it is all a matter of perspective.  According to the lady on York Avenue who was waiting at the light to make a right and get on the line I did.  

She felt so strongly about her point that she got out of her car and started banging on my car window that I skipped the line.  I just turned up Miley Cirus started singing along and she stormed back to her car.

We literally both pulled our cars into the parking lot at the same time, we only had to wait on line for 5 minutes.  She ran to the parking garage attendant and told him that I skipped the line.  I told him that I was on my way to an appointment and to have a great day.  Now I had an appointment.  It just wasn’t with the doctor.  It was with my pilates class.  I want my old body back, well minus the girls.  There was no way I was driving two Avenues and three blocks to get on the back of the line,  I would have missed the class.  Two of the three medicines that I am on cause weight gain and I am just trying to even out the odds.  I didn’t ask for cancer or the belly that followed treatment.  

I sprinted to Lexington Avenue, on my way I found $20.00 blowing down the street.  I was elated.  That $20.00 dollars would cover the cost of my parking for the day.  

The next day I had a doctor’s appointment.  I was going to take the subway in.  I put my $113.00 dollar monthly pass in my back pocket and headed to the train station.  When I got to the train station it was no longer in my pocket.  It must have fallen out somehow.  Was this Karma for skipping the line?  

Well lets just say I hope whoever found the metro card needed it more that me.

The next day I had another doctor’s appointment.  I drove in.  I waited in line for the parking garage for 40 minutes and was a half hour late to my therapy session.  

Luv you Karma, if there is such a thing.   That’ll learn me.  

Just another LOL moment in the life of the Cancer Free Cutie.

Just trying to get in shape at the Fire Fly Run

6 Oct

October 5, 2013, Prospect Park Brooklyn

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Nails and Breast Cancer Awareness

5 Oct

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