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lauren b.

New York, New York
Hello. I've lived in New York for the past 6 years but am originally from Wisconsin. I'm into pilates and healthy eating and participating in new and interesting events around my area.
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Horoscope by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I read my horoscope every morning, and forget it promptly. I don't believe in it. It's on the comic page and I just glance it right after 'Zits' and 'B.C.' and 'Garfield'. ... Read on »
Life is Funny Like That by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I talked with Dylan this morning, and that made me cry, because he did. I'm a sympathetic crier anyways. I did the pre-op stuff at the hospital. Tim and I went to brunch w ... Read on »
The Beast is Named. by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer ....and it is cancer. Read on »
Hours by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I polish my nails. Because that will make the difference. My hair is set. I decide to wear my Ariat boots. They make me look like I can handle things. Black, sens ... Read on »
Swimming by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Tuesday night, after that diagnostic mammogram, when life shifted into high gear, I came home stunned and silent. At some point during the night, I sat down to my computer ... Read on »
Ack. by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Ever notice how much easier it is to wake up in the morning when you've had a good night's sleep? I was feeling kind of foolish about my three glasses of wine, but gotta ... Read on »
Hair by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I dye my hair. I've been dying my hair regularly for probably 15 years now. It needs to be done again. I study the gray roots in the mirror. ************************* ... Read on »
My Backyard by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Our home faces west, and the sun comes up behind it. I was making coffee, looking out the kitchen window and this was my view. It is not a good picture, but the original ... Read on »
Celebrate by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer On the drive in to the hospital, it was still dark, and I was lost in my own thoughts, Tim's cell phone rang. It was Stacey calling from Korea. She was full of excitement ... Read on »
Success by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Two weeks ago, if someone would have asked me how I measured success, I would have had a very different answer than I do right now. ****************** I had a go ... Read on »
Sleep by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I shower carefully, 'do' my hair, remove the five earrings from my ears. I do not put on make up. I do not get my morning coffee. I do not get breakfast. I wonder if Elain ... Read on »
Scrabble by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer It always makes me feel better to laugh. Mary came up yesterday. She brought a meal, and, most important, she brought a Scrabble game. I love Scrabble. So does Mary. The d ... Read on »
Best Fight by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have surgery tomorrow, to get the mediport. That was a shocker, and, as Bush Babe and Jeanie would put it, 'it made my wheels wobble'. I hadn't expected it, not so soon ... Read on »
Lessons by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The day begins as normal. I get up, I make myself a cup of coffee. I put the dog out. I don't go out to get the newspaper because I am not dressed for it, and I can't get ... Read on »
Update - By Cara by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My mom came out of surgery at 1:30ish this afternoon. She had to have two lymphnodes (they do not think they were cancerous, it was a precaution only) and two lumps removed, ... Read on »
Taking Care by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I've always been a person who takes care of things. As my profile puts it: 'I take care of things. My children, my husband, my dog, the birds outside, and the rabbit who liv ... Read on »
TTFN by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Oh, my gosh. I'm getting ready to head out, but I have to tell you: I made the very worst pun. It's Stevyn's fault. I thought of it in the shower, soaping up, ... Read on »
Sing With Me, People by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Today, the first thing that will happen is that I will be injected with a radioactive dye. After a couple hours, when it is through my system, the surgery will begin. I wi ... Read on »
Fairy Tale by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Yesterday was everlastingly long. At the end of it, I stood at our dining room table wrapping gifts to go in a box that will go in the mail next week when we get a free mi ... Read on »
Presque Isle by lauren b. Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer About 11 years ago, about this same time of the year, a divorced man took a divorced woman and a carload of kids to Presque Isle. The kids scampered along the beach ahe ... Read on »