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DIY Mastectomy Drain Pouch

I hesitated about sharing this project on the blog, since it touches on the unpleasant topic of cancer, but the more I thought about it the more I wished that I had been able to find a post like this when I was Googling “mastectomy drain pouch.” When my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer… Continue reading DIY Mastectomy Drain Pouch

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A Status Update: Living with a Chronic Illness

I’ve been having a rough time for the past couple weeks. I guess that’s the nature of a chronic illness… there are ups and downs, but it’s never over. I don’t normally like to share too many details about my health online, but it’s definitely a part of my life. Every time I go through… Continue reading A Status Update: Living with a Chronic Illness

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Eating Right Now

When I was unemployed my daily meals were pretty repetitive: eggs or cereal for breakfast, re-heated soup for lunch, and fish or chicken with vegetables for dinner.  But now… I’m a working girl!  Now my typical day of meals is pretty different, but the new variety is actually a healthier diet! (Warning: I’m about to… Continue reading Eating Right Now

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Words of Comfort: Blast from the Past

I’ve received such an outpouring of love and support from family and friends during this time of illness, surgery, and healing. Thank you everyone who thought of me–and as the cards have piled up, I’ve wanted to express my gratitude in some way.  I know you’re not supposed to send thank-you notes for a get-well… Continue reading Words of Comfort: Blast from the Past

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Thrown Together Dinners

I’m an amateur at pretty much every aspect of life–that’s part of the fun, right?  I certainly don’t claim to be an expert of anything, including (or especially?) when it comes to cooking.  Since I’ve moved to San Francisco, I’ve started cooking a lot more–a combination of being frugal, needing to eat a healthy diet,… Continue reading Thrown Together Dinners