Sunday, August 18, 2013

FUNNY How Time Flies!

Fried eggs anyone?

It's hard to believe that in 12 days it will be exactly 1 year since my surgery, but more importantly... 1 year of being cancer free!  And we have a fun celebration planned.  Oh and for those that are new, I had a bilateral total mastectomy and sentinel node removal without reconstruction.  In other words, I'm flat as board.  More info in my Breast Cancer Survivor tab.

Before I go on, let me explain the pic above... and my humor for those who don't know me.  We went to Portland in June to visit my boys (awesome visit!).  There was a Goodwill store at the end of the street where we were staying.  I love and shop in second hand stores. Anyway, I spotted pink and when I pulled the shirt off the rack (rack... that's funny!)  I about doubled over with laughter!  Ha ha ha... fried eggs on the front!  Perfect!

There's more to this story.  It just so happened that the next day, Saturday June 29th, while we were enjoying Portland weather, everyone back home in Arizona was dealing with a toasty 119 degrees that day!  The hottest day I experienced was 122 back in 1990.  Fun day - not.  So I wore my pink shirt in honor of everyone frying eggs on the sidewalk that day and posted it on Facebook.

Get your melons!

Yes, I'll be getting back to my 1 year 'cancerversary' plans soon, but since I'm on the humor train...

True story.  I got me a pair of nice melons on sale for .48c at Sprouts!  Mark hasn't had melons in a long time so I figured I would give him a treat.


Perfect!  by Tales of a Broken Boobie
I'm guessing some of you may be thinking "OMG, breast cancer is not funny!" or "having your boobs removed is not funny!"...etc.  Trust me, I'm not making fun of breast cancer, any other cancer or anyone dealing with this ugly disease.  I'm also a melanoma survivor, among other life altering crud, so I know many roads of emotions.  Basically with all the crap I have been through in my life I have always used humor.  As cliché as this may sound, humor truly is good medicine.  Maybe not for everyone, but it certainly works for me.  Oh and no I'm not masking anything or hiding my 'true feelings'.  This is just a part of who I am. 

Me and Mark - my soul mate - the love of my life - my very best friend - my hubby

Okay now back to our big simple plans for our cancerversary trip.  I say "our" because Mark has been by my side from day one of our close to 20 years together and has never ever flinched.

We are going to our Happy Place - Sedona that is.  Yes, we call it our happy place as that is where we used to go when we needed a break from the craziness of life and to rejuvenate.  In fact, we used to go there a couple times a year, then once a year and then crud/life happened.  We haven't been there for the past couple years or so for a variety of reasons, not just because of breast cancer.  So what better place to celebrate this first year of being cancer-free than beautiful, peaceful, and mesmerizing Sedona!  Our Happy Place.

I'll save the rest of our plans for another post before we go as for now I need to get into the kitchen and uncook our dinner. 

I can almost feel the happy vortex vibes now!



Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being free from cancer, Rocki, my friend, for that's wonderful!!!

I try to have humor in my life as much as I can because I know the good it brings.

That's a beautiful picture of you and your hubby, for I can see the happiness you're both in.

Oh . . . and I love the necklace you're wearing.

Have a wonderful time,


Bridget said...

thank you for sharing...

Rocki Adams said...

Thank you Lon, I truly appreciate that :) I like that picture too, it was a fun day.

That is my Buddha necklace that I wear every day with love.


Rocki Adams said...

Thank you Bridget :)

Jan said...

Dear are one of the bravest and most beautiful ladies that I have the honor to know, at least through blogland :}

I love that perfect!!! And I love your sense of humor. It's real because you are real and it's a part of who you were before cancer stuck its ugly head into your life!

My sister also had a double mastectomy without reconstructive surgery. She is the other beautiful and very brave lady that I know and love with all my heart.

I am so happy that I found your blog through our friend Lon. Your positive attitude for life and those you love is uplifting for us all.

Great Big Hugs,

Rocki Adams said...

Jan, you are so sweet!

High-Five to your brave sister and to you! I'm so thankful for everyone in my life, including those that I haven't met in person. You all have touched my heart in a big way :)

I so much appreciate your kind words and hope you can feel the happy vibes I send your way :)

♥ Rocki

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have a huge smile while reading this post. I wish I could give you a big big hug. You are a gift to this earth. Sincerely.
xx, Carol

Rocki Adams said...

Carol, you my dear make me smile! Thank you very much, I love you to pieces!