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Things I’m looking forward to after hip surgery

Yep, you heard right folks.  I'm 48 years old and I'm having a full hip replacement later this summer.  I've suffered from hip pain for the last five years or really if I'm honest, it's been off and on for the last ten years but it's progression has ramped up in the last five. I… Continue reading Things I’m looking forward to after hip surgery

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My love affair with…

Twitter.  It seems be be getting a new push and is a super active and dare I say hip place to be.  Now, I've been on Twitter for over ten years in various account manifestations.  I started my very first account after breast cancer and as a means to connect to other breast cancer survivors,… Continue reading My love affair with…

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Bandaids over Bullet holes

So I cancelled my date with the guy last weekend. I also told him I wanted to go back to being just friends. I explained that he had opened my eyes to my inability to trust and the triggers (how I hate that word) that he spurred.  He reluctantly agreed. How does one go about… Continue reading Bandaids over Bullet holes

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Proceed with Caution

  Proceed with caution, folks.  This post is getting deep. I remember so clearly after my divorce, being so hungry for my next life to start with someone.  I wanted to be a couple again so badly and get back to that routine of loving someone.  The idea of that right now makes my skin… Continue reading Proceed with Caution

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Crushing like a 15 year old

Let's just change my name to Swoony McSwoonerton, shall we? Remember back in Middle School when you had a crush?  A boy or girl who just seemed like the best thing since sliced bread and you admired them from afar and imagined what it would be like to have them like you back and go… Continue reading Crushing like a 15 year old

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The healing power of Animals

I know I've written plenty about how I just want to sleep alone in my bed with the remote control all to myself, snuggling with my cuddly puppy and being Ms. Independent, yada yada yada.  I think I may have introduced you to Chewbacca, my Pekingese Shih-tzu who is both my best little furry bud… Continue reading The healing power of Animals

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There is an After

Hey you.  Yeah, you.  The one over there bleeding from your blood pumper chest hole where your heart used to be.  Waking up daily thinking it was all just a dream only to in the very next moment have reality crash into you that the break up, the divorce, the separation, the end, really did… Continue reading There is an After

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It’s Casual

Can we talk about something?  It's probably not something you hear all the time and it's likely not going to be a very popular opinion, but.... Casual sex.  Hook up culture.  It's so perfect. As the title of this blog indicates, I'm single and selfish.  Not selfish with everything - I like to think of… Continue reading It’s Casual

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Birthday thoughts….

Today I am 48. Sometimes I get the birthday blues.  Not this year.  I always feel like a fool when I get birthday blues.  I should be so grateful for another birthday! Especially as a cancer survivor, I should cherish every year older as a gift. That is exactly how I'm feeling today about my… Continue reading Birthday thoughts….

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Speaking your truth

Can you ask for what you want?  Can you speak your truth even if it's uncomfortable and awkward? I have been in a low key relationship for the past three months with a lovely man.  Of course I am referring to Keanu.  He is strong, capable, smart, funny and has a litany of other qualities… Continue reading Speaking your truth