Should have wore my lucky pink underwear!,

 Yesterday was October 10th. Its breast cancer awareness month and I saw my breast specialist.

I saw her in July she did the exam. I was scheduled for a mammogram, but she wanted me to return in October to get back to having six month screenings.

That was ok mammograms are not fun so I rescheduled.

It’s a forty-five minute drive to her office. But she knows her stuff. I met her at a hereditary colon cancer awareness day two years ago.

Seeing her I can see the doctor, have the mammogram, ultrasound if needed and leave with an answer.

The techs that work there are really good.

So the doctor comes in. She is talking about this years colon cancer awareness day. I did not attend.

One hundred families attended but no one had Cowden’s.

Right in the middle of the breast exam she finds a lump. It’s on the left breast, the breast that had cancer.

The more she feels the lump, the more it hurts. She said it’s probably nothing but circles the lump and says they will do a picture of the lump.

I will have an ultrasound today of the lump just to make sure.  After getting a circle of the lump off I go to another waiting room for the mammogram.

After looking at two magazines it’s finally my turn. The mammogram is typical, but the extra picture hurts.

Then I go next door for the ultrasound. The ultrasound turned out fine. I heard my doctor checking on me as I was walking out, one of the last to leave.

She smiled and shook my hand.

One of the office workers has a service dog. I thought she trained service dogs. Yesterday I found out the dog is her service dog.

She was in the Army. I left the office knowing traffic would be terrible, but with good news.

I have worn pink underwear for all of my doctor’s appointment for a while. Theos appointments went well. No cancer scares.

Yesterday I didn’t wear the pink underwear. I had another cancer scare.

Monday I see the thyroid doctor. Yes I am wearing my pink underwear.

Ring the Bell

Shirt and bell from Race with Grace

Shirt and bell from Race with Grace

I came from a swimming family. So much so that one year my mom was the swim coach.

One thing she talked about but never got to do was fire the gun to start the race.

 Early Sunday morning  Sunday September 21 we rang the bell to start the race. .

 It was the tenth Race with Grace. The Race with Grace was started to honor a local woman who passed away of breast cancer.

She had three children.

The Race with Grace foundation helps families with basic living expenses while going through cancer treatment.

The foundation made a house payment in 2009 when I was going through colon  cancer treatment.

There help was really appreciated.

Dave and I met a lady whose husband had just passed of kidney cancer. The first woman mayor had just passed after her four-year fight with lung cancer.

Before the start of the race a bagpipes played Amazing Grace for everyone who had lost there fight with cancer.

My dad lost his fight with colon cancer in the 70’s. His friends started a race in his honor.

The whole thing got me a little misty.

It was an honor to be part of the tenth Race with Grace.

October art exhibit

Christmas tree

Christmas tree

When I first joined the art league the plan was to show some of my work in two shows.

The shows at the Medina Country club are theme shows. I picked the October show. They wanted pictures of Christmas or snow,

My first attempt was this Christmas tree. The three was from when my kids were little. I didn’t care for the package by the tree,

it wasn’t Christmas red.

Christmas tree with gold drapes

Christmas tree with gold drapes

 

My next attempt was a Christmas tree from when I was a kid. We always strung cranberries for the tree.

I started to make the skirt on the angel on the top of the tree but it turned into a star instead.

My house growing up was decorated with antiques. So my moms color choice for drapes was gold.

So I attempted snow. This is the golf course by my cousin’s house. My first attempt at pastel landscapes.

I like it better than the trees. So this is my picture for the October exhibit.

Massillon golf course

Massillon golf course

Broken toes and the fair

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Believe it or not I am getting over breaking two toes. One on each foot.

I have broken toes before but not two and not on both feet. So I have had a painful time getting around.

During all of this I found a spot on the bottom of my foot that looks a lot like my AVM. Have not made the doctor’s appointment yet.

Our county fair was last week. We went early and listened to the free music. I had three pictures in the fair.

Two pastels and a watercolor. The watercolor of our backyard trees got third place. One pastel of Dave got second.

My other picture got first. So I did good.

I got 2nd place in the pastel other division

I got 2nd place in the pastel other division

The Band Perry played Thursday night. We had tickets. Good concert, next time we need seats farther back.

We looked at some our the animals. I took some good animal pictures for upcoming pictures.

Ron this is for you. This is the picture that got first in the non professional landscape division.

This picture took first in the pastel landscape division

This picture took first in the pastel landscape division

Class reunion

Obie the high school mascot

Obie the high school mascot

Well I can cross off class reunions from the bucket list.  No I’m not trying to be funny.

I went to my first high school class reunion ever.

It was a birthday party theme picnic style. At least it was free.

Back in high school I was the quiet one. Didn’t have lots of friends but the friends I had were good people.

After high school I finished cosmetology school and got my licenses. Then left for Navy boot camp. Found out I passé in boot camp.

My brother said class reunions are what you make them. My mother liked going to hers.

So I tried. I talked and I made an effort. People remembered me and came over to say hi.

But it was not fun.  But I tried. My daughter says she will not attend her class reunion till I go to mine.

Well Now she has to go.

You Can not go if you do not try!

Around here its really big news Lebron James is back. By back he means back home in Akron.

The city of Akron is having a welcome home party for Lebron. Tickets are free, but you have to be lucky enough to get some on-line.

They were giving out free tickets Monday morning on the internet. You could get up to six free tickets.

I tried NO LUCK.

Tonight they are giving more tickets away. I’ll be there attempting again. Praying real hard what ever tickets I am offered are not to high.

The Lebron party is at the brand new college stadium. Dave is afraid of heights. But I like trying.

Busy Summer

Me at the conference

Me at the conference

 IT has been a busy summer.

I have been doing the library summer reading program for adults. Started doing the 211 program connected with our local rec center.

The county fair is the next week. I am showing three pictures. The Band Perry will be at the fair. We have tickets.

At the end of June I rejoined our local rec center.

Along with I want to do, have been  tired . At the beginning of the week I broke my little toe. It still hurts.

So far the toe has been swollen and I have yet to get a tennis shoe on.

A long time ago our printer broke.  Now anytime we need to print something

we usually go to the library. Not having a printer and a broken toe has slowed me down this week.

Daves Time

Daves Time

At the PHA conference last month I signed up to help with the media blitz.

Someone made  thirty-second public service announcements about Pulmonary Hypertension.

I am to make ten calls in ten months encouraging tv stations to play the public service announcements.

Hopefully my toe will be feeling better and I can start the next week.

This is mostly looking out our front room window. Another picture going to the county fair. I have never shown this. We will see how it does.

This is mostly looking out our front room window. Another picture going to the county fair. I have never shown this. We will see how it does.

But for now here’s how to see the PSA’s.

Go to PH  association then click on get involved. From their click on sample PSA’s.

Let me know what you think. I have yet to see them on tv in my area.

What about you?