Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blogger intimidation & lack of turtlenecks...oh, and swine flu

WARNING: This should probably be three posts. Unfortunately, I'm just not that creative these days.

My dear cousin has a wonderful blog, All Things in Moderation, as does a friend of mine, Soup is not a Finger Food. Both have interesting lives and are VERY funny, witty, and charming. Yes, All Things and Soup, I'm buttering you up...happy? :)

But life has just not been that funny OR interesting lately. That's OK, just kinda new for me, what with all of the thyroid cancer fun of late! I think I'll take it. As a result, just nothing much to say lately except....

I have gone six straight days without wearing a scarf! I kid you not...the April 90-degree weather forced it upon me. Couldn't justify it. So my chapstick-looking sunscreen stick is my new best friend. I whip it out on the Metro, at the grocery store, on the soccer fields. My scar is my new badge of courage, and anyone can stare or comment. I don't care now! It's really been liberating.

Oh yeah...swine flu. Kinda freaked about it as lots of others are. Wash your hands, people, or use lots of hand sanitizer. But shouldn't we be doing that anyway?


  1. Congratulations on joining the exposed thyroid scar club. It's definitely a good idea to use that sunscreen stick. I don't even notice my scar anymore.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself! I am sorry we have to meet under suffering circumstances, but I am thankful to have another friend along the journey. My initial surgery was June 05, RAI August 05, my second surgery April 13th, 09. I refuse to ruin a good summer, so my RAI will be in September. I wore a scarf for one week this time, then decided if I have to have the scar, others can look at it. Love the sunscreen stick tip, Thanks!

  3. Hey Charlcie-

    You looked, sounded, acted...WERE fabulous (as always) at our little corporate reunion happy hour last week, it was great to see you! Congrats on losing that scarf, we all love you either way, you know that. Just don't start wearing tube tops or using a fanny pack or anything cheesy of that sort. I would have to call you on that.

  4. Aw, shucks, thanks for the blog love! I just discovered this. I should pay more attention. I have a husband who is trying to distract me with hockey playoffs every single night.

  5. "badge of courage" indeed. and it is you know. it really is.