One of the first roller coasters that I ever rode was the Yankee Cannonball, a 1930s wooden roller coaster at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH. It’s nothing like the modern day all-metal launch roller coasters that exist today. Launch coasters are silent and are designed to make you [...]
Today is August 3, 2014. It has been 26 days since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a Tuesday night when I got the call. I was grilling salmon outside when my cell phone rang. It was my doctor’s office and they were calling at least a day earlier than I had expected. [...]
What would you say if you knew that in a few short days you would meet a team of strangers who will save your life? Would you thank them in advance? Would you demand that they do the absolute best job for you because you love your life and want to keep living it? Would you [...]
“Hold please, let me transfer you to the Breast Line.”
That was my introduction into this world of breast cancer and breast care. I was calling for a mammogram and ultrasound, and I was put on hold to talk to a breast specialist on the breast line.
The breast line. The breast line. There was [...]
“I have breast cancer.”
These are words that I’m still getting used to in my head. They don’t sound quite right yet when they pass my lips. I think I may be saying it more like “I have breast cancer?” as if I can’t quite convince myself of that truth. And it is true.
When we last visited the White Mountains last fall, we took a great hike to Arethusa Falls. Arethusa Falls is the highest single drop waterfall in New Hampshire and is really a sight to see. We weren’t up for a hike around the [...]
Farmers Markets are a cause for celebration in New England. The start of market season is a sure sign that the long winter is over and the that the growing season is in full swing. The Coventry Farmers Market in Coventry, CT is one of the largest markets in [...]
It was finally a beautiful summer day in New England, so we headed south to the area around Newport, RI. As locals, we should’ve known better since Newport was a zoo! So instead we opted for Jamestown, the smaller, quieter baby brother to Newport. Jamestown is located across the bay from Newport, just a short [...]