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Gee Your Scar Doesn't Look Terrific

I had another follow-up appointment with my surgeon today. I was hoping this would be my last visit to him. He was running two hours behind. 186 more words

Thyroid Cancer

Using a Genetic Disorder to Combat Cancer

There is a rare genetic condition that goes by the name of Wilson’s disease. Those who inherit the disease have copper accumulation in their tissues (usually in the liver or the brain), which results from a mutation in the gene responsible for transporting copper. 619 more words

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The Reveal - My Messy Beautiful

Though I wouldn’t really call it the big reveal because I haven’t been necessarily parading it around and showing it off, my scar saw the light of day for the first time in public. 1,031 more words

Surviving Thyroid Cancer

Trauma and Hope - My Messy Beautiful

We collect tragedies and traumas, don’t we?

String them together like shiny, sharp beads on a cord to wear around our necks.

They glint and reflect the sunshine – showing themselves to all who see us. 669 more words

Moms

Thankful for Friendship

Friends are one of God’s greatest gifts in my opinion, which has been my opinion for most of my life. I love people and I love my friends. 1,308 more words

Living Lighter

 

Over the weekend, I decided it was time for a new look. After hemming and hawing about needing an edgier style, I finally worked up the courage to take about 10 inches off of my hair. 161 more words

Bamia (Okra with Tomatoes and Chickpeas)

Bamia (Okra with Tomatoes and Chickpeas)

This is an Egyptian vegetarian dish that I absolutely love! I’m a big okra and chickpea fan. When I can get it, I use fresh okra, but frozen okra works just as well.  288 more words

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