Posted in (All Posts), Breast Cancer

My Fake Boobs Defy The Laws of Physics

I plan to post a before/after story about my follow-up reconstruction procedure, so I wanted to share some of the reasons why I had it done. This post from Oct 2014 explains it all rather eloquently.

Survivor@37

I want to dedicate this post to my husband and my biggest supporter. I love you to infinity and beyond. ❤

I’ve had my new rack for just over a year. I know that I shouldn’t complain. I’m lucky to have them at all. I’m fortunate to look more or less the same in clothes as I did before. In fact, my plastic surgeon did such a fabulous job that no one really knows what I went through.

abge cancer profile

For those of you who don’t know my story, here is what I’ve had done in a nutshell:

1. February 2013, I get the diagnosis: I have two, possibly three invasive ductal carcinomas in the right breast.

2. Surgery is scheduled for April 9th, 2013. I have the option to have both breasts removed and I take it without hesitation.

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Posted in (All Posts), D❤️GS, Rants

Don’t Chain Up Your Dogs!

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Well, it’s about time.  Over the last two years, fourteen municipalities and two regional districts in my area have added restrictions on tethering dogs outdoors to their animal control bylaws. These include the Central Okanagan Regional District, (Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and West Kelowna) and the Capital Regional District (Highlands, Langford, North Saanich, Sidney and Victoria) as well as Surrey, Terrace, Northern Rockies, Harrison Hot Springs, and most recently, Squamish.

Too Little, Too Late?

Sadly, most of Metro Vancouver is glaringly absent from this list and the change has come a little too late for many animals. I have a neighbour I would have liked to report for this particular kind of abuse.  They once had a lovely old husky-cross chained up in the backyard of their home.   Sadly the poor old thing died before I had any leverage to help her. Continue reading “Don’t Chain Up Your Dogs!”