As we approach the holiday season, I shall pass on the turkey breast. I’ll take sweet potatoes with a side of painkillers, thank you. Why, because my anticipated meet and greet with the Booby Fairy was postponed to November 20th due to an unanticipated run in with a preschool Germipalooza. No one should go under the knife with a cold/flu if they have a choice! So everyone, please don’t breathe on me, my husband or my kids – I’m hibernating until November 20th 😉 I truly look forward to ending this chapter of my life and turning the page to Good Health, Lots of Love and New Music. With cancer came a Blessing. Yes, a Blessing. I am more appreciative of each breath I take, each hand I hold and each heart that holds me. So many of you have helped me through a really tough year, and the outpouring of kindness, support and prayers from old friends, new friends, and complete strangers both amazes and humbles me.
One thing that truly helped me heal, both physically and emotionally, was having a special show on the calendar. Eight weeks after the double mastectomy I got up on stage and opened for Rick Springfield. Extra special care by Dr. Orringer during the expansion process, hard work with physical therapist Nicolette (Nicky) Theard and sheer determination from all three of us made this happen. Special thanks to Geoff Pearlman, Paul Trudeau, Harvey Lane & Tina Trevino for rockin’ it with me. And a shout out to Rick’s drummer of 13 years: Rodger Carter, for thinking of me for the gig. It was an honor to share the stage with my friends and an ultimate rock star. Rick really knows how to put on a show. Of course I was in seventh heaven watching Dave Grohl jam with him. See below for my up close and personal encounters.
I’m writing new music. It comes from yet another place I didn’t know existed until I got there. Hope to share the new setS with you starting in February 2014. I have another 8 week prohibition period after surgery from Dr. O. Since implants are now microchipped (bet ya didn’t know that), he will know if I disobey a doctor’s orders!