Category Archives: Cancer Schmancer

Cancer Can Kiss My Ass

When and if I ever get to see God, face-to-face, mano-a-mano, the first thing I’m going to ask Him is this: Why do bad things happen to good people? It was little over a month ago I went to Chicago … Continue reading

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Chicago Gets Her Knockers Up

As any woman can tell you, nothing is more crucial for perky boobs than good support.  Last weekend it seemed the whole city of Chicago turned out to provide that support – for breast cancer research.

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Everything I Need To Know In Life, I Learned From Star Trek

According to Robert Fulghum, we learn everything we need to know in kindergarten.  Not me.  No offense to Mr. Fulghum, but I learned most everything I’ll need in life from Star Trek.   Even about cancer. In the episode A Taste of … Continue reading

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Playing The Cancer Card

Having cancer is like having a “get out of jail free” card. My sister Lib and I were antiquing when we came upon a nifty, old copper-lined heat lamp.  The way Lib tells it, SHE saw it first and called … Continue reading

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MAB SmackDown: Raw

I’m a peaceable woman.  I abhor violence and am filled with the milk of human kindness.  Yet, at this moment I am looking forward with all my being to witnessing an epic takedown; a beating so brutal it will be … Continue reading

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Blog Update: Intimate Strangers

File under: Truth is stranger than fiction. Last month I did a serious blog post about keeping my sister Lib company when she was in the hospital for a week. Another sister, Mary Kay, and I noticed a family who was also … Continue reading

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Jabba The MAB

I looked idly down at the night’s playbill, wondering who was up next.  Special Surprise Contender it said. The club was dark and smoky.  There was no action in the ring – it was between rounds.  The low hum of … Continue reading

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Intimate Strangers

We noticed the other family the first day at the hospital.  There was an attractive, energetic mother/grandmother in her early 60s, and a young matron with a bright-eyed baby.  They were dark-haired and small.  The strong family resemblance made it … Continue reading

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Our Healthcare System Is Fine And Dandy

You hear a lot of complaints about the state of health care in America.  After a week spent observing it first-hand, I can tell you the system works just fine. My sister was understandably nervous when she had to go to the hospital … Continue reading

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