30-Day Blog Challenge – Days 21 to 26

Day 21 – turn ons and offs –

  • Love love love a man with sexy eyes and gray hair, oh, and big hands (get your mind out of the gutter), and a great sense of humor
  • hate someone who is full of themselves, someone who plays dumb, someone who doesn’t like animals, and much to my hubby’s dismay, science fiction.

Day 22 – picture of what I’m wearing – well…no picture since I can’t access my pics from my phone at work, but I have on a pink v-neck sweater from Old Navy, Charcoal pinstrip slacks, and black flats.

Day 23 – A letter to someone, anyone

Dear Blue Cross,

Please stop screwing around with my radiation therapy claim from last year.  It’s now really past due and I’m getting hella pissed that you won’t just pay the freaking thing already – you paid 29 other treatments.  Pony up and get it done.

No love,

Bea

 

Day 24 – Seven things that cross my mind a lot

  1. Is it 5:00 yet?
  2. Wonder what I am going to make for dinner…
  3. Did he just drop the f-bomb in a meeting with the feds?
  4. Coffee…need more coffee
  5. Did I remember to clean the cat boxes?
  6. Oh great…another hot flash
  7. Did I take my mid-day vitamins?

Day 25 – would I rather date someone plain with an amazing personality, or gorgeous with a plain personality – um, the first one.  But I’d really rather not date…you know, since I’m married.

Day 26 – Little things that make me feel warm and fuzzy…my grandkids smiles, sweat pants, a butter cookie, a snuggle with my pooch, and a kiss from my honey

 

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I Wonder If I Can Get A Prescription

I am working hard at learning everything I can about endometrial cancer, but I don’t think there are enough people out there serving the community as advocates for preventing gynecological cancers. This morning, I came across this article from MedScape.com.

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The article basically indicates that losing weight and getting healthy and active are great ways to help prevent endometrial cancer. Which makes sense, because if you are at a healthy weight, those pesky hormones can’t hide in your fat cells and bulk up. Endometrial cancer is often attributed to women who have been overweight, because hormones like to hide in fat cells and build up. When you lose the weight, it helps regulate your hormones. However, if you are morbidly obese, as I was, the danger is when you lose weight quickly (as I did), those hormones get confused. They have no where to go, and this can lead to endometrial or ovarian cancer, especially in those that are predisposed to the disease. I have Lynch Syndrome – a mutation in the gene combinations that can cause colon cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. (This information is NOT from that article – it was given to me in the education I got from my genetic counselor and my gynecological oncologists).

But that’s not all this article indicates. This article indicates that regular coffee consumption can also help PREVENT endometrial cancer.

Coffee.

Did you see what I said there?

COFFEE.

No one loves coffee more than I do. Believe me. The only thing I love MORE than chocolate? Coffee.

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There are some other interesting things in that article about getting healthy exercise and cutting out carb heavy diets, which I’m working on. My goal is to keep my cancer in remission for as long as possible. I think I’ll run out and get me a lifetime supply of coffee.

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Day 15 – 18 – 30-Day Blog Post

Day 15 – a picture of a person I fancy…

Hmmm…I fancy my husband…but I have no pictures of him here at work.  See a follow-up post.

Day 16 – If the world were to end tomorrow, how would I spend it?  I’d spend it wrapped in my husband’s arms.

Day 17 – What do you want to be when you get older…well, I’d like to be retired and become a world traveler.  And a goat farmer.

Day 18 – a TV show I have become addicted to – Grimm.  Love that show.