• http://vaguelyurban.typepad.com Vaguely Urban

    All those family pots of edamame and farting expeditions to the gym – sounds like you’re taking good care of yourself. Keep it up, get examined when you’re supposed to, and you should be just fine. Prevention and early detection, baby!

    Also – congratulations to Uncle GEORGE!

  • Britta

    It’s a strange thing when the family health history changes and you find yourself hesitating in the doctor’s office, or checking more of the “yes” boxes on the intake surveys. But it’s also a wonder–that we are connected as such, that little genes dictate the people we become. My mother was diagnosed with a heart arrythmia a year before my own diagnosis. She broke her leg a year before I broke my thumb (both of us in skiing accidents). Coincidence? Who knows. If it’s more than that, for fuck’s sake, mom, be careful! Slow down! (I don’t really say this to her.) Good wishes to Aunt Lola and your family.

  • Britta

    It’s a strange thing when the family health history changes and you find yourself hesitating in the doctor’s office, or checking more of the “yes” boxes on the intake surveys. But it’s also a wonder–that we are connected as such, that little genes dictate the people we become. My mother was diagnosed with a heart arrythmia a year before my own diagnosis. She broke her leg a year before I broke my thumb (both of us in skiing accidents). Coincidence? Who knows. But for fuck’s sake, mom, be careful! (I don’t really say this to her.) Good wishes to Aunt Lola…

  • victoria

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  • Cindy

    Congrats on the new niece-cousin, isn’t it grand how babies can change peoples view of the world so much?

    Your sister – and her hair – is beautiful.

    I’m so sorry about your Aunt Lola – and for the loss of the security you felt before. An extra prayer for your aunt will be said today.

    Give Leta an extra hug or two from us out here, won’t ya? :-)

  • http://deepthoughtsfuzzymemories.blogspot.com/ tksinclair

    My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. I was told to have my regular mammograms, once a year, starting at 40 and to not take hormones or drown myself in soy (which I was doing because it beat the side effects – hot flashes – of menopause) BUT you have a long way to go before you have to deal with menopause. Oh, I was also told to do my monthly breast exams – which I don’t do regularly – but it is advised. I was worried about how would I even know a lump if I saw one!?! But, was told, “You’ll know.” Let’s hope. I wish the best for your aunt. My aunt is like my second mother. I’m happy to say she’s doing fine a year later but she did have to have chemo and I think some radiation. She lost ALL her hair. I mean, you lose ALL your hair. Eyelashes, eyebrows, and as she called it “the hair down there!” The first single hair that grew back? A chin hair! Figures.

  • http://www.iprettymuchhateeverything.com Torrie

    I love September’s new hair (hey, that would make a good band name).
    It looks like chocolate.
    Yummy!

  • http://happy-green-tea.livejournal.com esther

    i don’t know if this will get deleted, but i love your blog. and babies. and other stuff. you’re the best!

  • shan

    I am sooo close to first!

    And yes she does have gorgeous skin, but you have a model’s face, so… it all evens out in the end.