Free Condoms

Daily Writing Prompt –  8 March 18 Write a conversation between two people about an inappropriate birthday gift. “Mom.  Please stop.”  My almost adult son facepalmed, his cheeks burning with embarrassment.  “You have to stop taking condoms from the Cancer Centre.” “Why?  They are free?” “For you cancer patients.  You don’t have to outfit a…

55 of the Best Questions

The 55 Best Questions To Ask To Get To Know Someone Mild: Any upcoming travel plans?  Montréal, Québec! What brought you here?  To Toronto?  Love, school and work … in that order.  He and I broke up six months after I moved here, but I stayed for school and work.  ‘Tis home now … How…

No One Really Cared About Virginity in Egypt

Virginity wasn’t a stigma that came into style until the Roman Empire somewhere around 27BC to 330AD.  The Romans oppressed female sexuality to “protect” the stability and significance of families, social order, their rich coffers, and the state of the nation. They raised the status – and purity – of a Vestal Virgin to an…

Breast Story

This is going to be one of those blog entries that is a bookmark work in progress.  As I research the story of our breasts and bring in the context of cancer, I will modify this post into a whole chapter.  Check back occasionally for updates. My breasts are two of the smallest in the…

Chemo 3 done … 13 to go!

I think I deserve a celebration of sorts!  And I didn’t want you to think chemotherapy was all exhaustion and feeling on the verge of vomiting! This round – knock on wood – hasn’t been so bad.  Today is Day 3, which has been the morning I woke up feeling like death warmed over.  But…

Girl Code

I have surrounded myself with the best women … cultivated relationships and deep friendships with strong, smart, silly, sassy and sexy women.  We all have one thing in common … we have each other’s back. These are strong women who can stand on their own two feet. These are smart women who know how to…

Oh, Heather … You didn’t!

Do honey browns with blonde highlights have more fun?  You bet they do!  Even with cancer! That’s me … second from the left in front wearing white like an angel … Thirteen days after I had my first chemo infusion, I lost most of my hair and had the rest of it shaved off.  Saying Ciao…

The Fox

Lots of new readers – and I needed to remind myself that I used to look ok – so I decided to share how the fox became part of my persona.  Welcome!  Some of you I haven’t chatted with in years, and it is truly lovely to reconnect. You can clearly see my love of…

Hello 911? I’m on fire!

He ordered everyone else out of his office, then led her to the table and helped her climb on top.  She smiled, sat in front of him, and peeled her black t-shirt over her head without being asked.  She couldn’t wait to show him!  She reached around to unhook her lacy bra.  It quickly followed…