The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Broken Arm Update, A Lie, and a Friend with Cancer

"They cut me open and took a piece of my bone," mom said. She had just come home from having her bone density test. A giant bandage covered her upper arm. "I was awake when they cut right into me."

For years after that trauma, I was horrified to get my bone density tested. The slow healing of my broken humerus has forced me though.

"Can you put me out for this procedure?" I certainly didn't want to see myself cut into like my mom was. Well... all I saw was the bandage.

The doctor chuckled. "It's just a painless x-ray that can see right through your bones."

My face went warm. Mom lied about another event in her life. This would make for a great blog. Mom barely told the truth about anything.


I survived my bone density test. It happened yesterday. I should know something more by Thursday.


I'm posting a link to GoFundMe for a writer friend of mine. Several weeks before I broke my arm, Beth was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had surgery. Thereafter, the doctor announced she was free of this hideous disease.

Now 8 months later, cancer cells have returned. The doctor advised radiation. She's retired and has to pinch every penny to survive.

Please click here to make a donation and read her story.

Hope everyone is well.

Hugs and chocolate!


  1. Prayers for Beth!
    Glad the test was simple and painless.

  2. I hope things go well for your friend, and for you.

  3. I hope the test comes out well. I'm fortunate I was in good shape when I went through the change because everything goes downhill from there.

    1. For the most part I'm healthy. But then I broke that humerus bone...

  4. You Mother really did some awful things to you from the little I had read. I am concerned about the fact your arm is not healing.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. My mother has mental health issues. Everyone in the family is still dealing with it. She's pathological. It's sad.
      Also, while my bone hasn't come back, I have no pain and I'm able to lift and use my arm. Just can't lift anything over a pound yet. I give Jesus the credit. He can do anything to dumbfound the wise.

  5. I can understand your reluctance about the bone density test after hearing your mother's story. Glad your test was easily done. What an ordeal you've been dealing with!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  6. Hey Shelly! Sorry to read about all this...
    Hope you're feeling better.
    Sending you a boost of HEALING VIBES and POSITIVITY!

  7. Hope you get good results back and I'll send good thoughts towards Beth. I hope things go well for her.

  8. My mother in law is facing many of the same issues. Her mom died a couple years back and she feels like she barely knew the woman because of the web of deceit. Here's hoping all wrongs will be made right one day.

  9. Sending prayers for Beth. Hope all goes well with the results of your bone density test.

    Your mother sounds like quite a character;).

  10. Maybe your mom found reality a bit too boring?

    Prayers for your friend.

  11. I'm sorry about your friend.

    Hope your arm has healed.

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    1. Hi, Michelle,

      I haven't written one word in such a long time. March-April 2017, I found out I had a critter in the left breast. I decided against chemo and radiation. Been doing the holistic thing. It's a lot of work from juicing to vegan cooking and starnge therapies. They are all time-consuming. Hoping to at least blog again.

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