• Nothings {Gypsy Magpie}

    Nothings

    I am sore and feeling a little wierded out that three total strangers all handled my breast this morning. Yet, at the same time I honestly couldn’t be more thankful that they did. I ended up needing several mammograms and an ultrasound before the radiologist decided to come in for yet another ultrasound just to […]

  • Blue Eyes {Gypsy Magpie}

    Blue Eyes

    The doctor called tonight. The mammogram didn’t go like I had hoped. There is something there and they don’t know what. Next week I will meet with the head Radiologist and get two spot specific mammograms and an ultrasound, then we will go from there. I realize that it’s too early to freak out, that […]

  • Live Happy Challenge: Results

    Last week I announced to the universe that I was going to try the LIVE HAPPY CHALLENGE, big mistake. I think it’s like praying for patience. Pray for patience and somebody says, “You want patience? Hold on to your seat, girl!” That’s exactly what happened when I decided to do DR. MATT’S challenge. The daily […]

  • Glass Knobs and other Randomness {Gypsy Magpie}

    Shiny New Knobs and other Randomness

    Today I went to the doctor to try and figure out why my body is doing the strange things that it is. We ended up discussing in depth the fate of my OVARIES. I left with a heavy heart and a racing mind, so I spent the rest of day hacking at weeds in the […]

  • Angelina Jolie, BRCA2 Gene Mutations, and Me {Gypsy Magpie}

    Angelina Jolie, BRCA Gene Mutations, and Me.

    If you’ve stuck around here very long, you know that I carry a GENETIC MUTATION that gives me an extremely high risk for breast and ovarian cancers, among other things. I have talked about it HERE and more recently, HERE. It is something that is constantly in the back of my mind. How excited I […]

  • You're not as breakable as you think {Gypsy Magpie}

    Straight Jacket

    I have officially been in this straight jacket shoulder brace for three days. I’ve been told it shall be my daily companion for 4-8 weeks. The dang clasp is in the back. I may murder the inventor when all is said and done… It’s been 16 days since my accident and my patience and spirits […]

  • My thoughts on Lowering the Bar and Being Awesome {Gypsy Magpie}

    Lowering the Bar and Being Awesome

    This past summer I was lucky enough to be involved in the 5th, and what looks to be final, addition of the The 30 Strangers Project with the remarkable Justin Hackworth. I enlisted my mama and my “Nana” to come along and be part of it with me. We all share the same genetic mutation, […]