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May is my favorite month in Mazatlan

What fun it’s been to be feeling great and able to get out and do what we want! And have we! That’s why I haven’t been blogging – I have just been having too much fun. I’m still sporting my turbans, but within a week or two I hope to feel comfortable going out with just a hat. That’s me at the top – not much hair, but some! Yesterday I put some hair gel in it and tried to...

What A Weird Winter It Was…

I started on this crazy adventure on November 12, 2012. Just about the time all our snowbird friends started arriving back in town.  And now, here we are on April 23.  All the snowbirds will be gone within the next couple of weeks.  The streets are already strangely empty. Summer is on its way. What a weird winter it’s been for Paul and me!  I was in the hospital recovering from surgery on Thanksgiving, and also on our 15th wedding...

Medicine is Personal in Mexico

I’ve had a lot of experience with health care in Mexico over the last four and a half months.  Seemingly endless tests, lab work, doctor appointments, surgery, and chemotherapy.  It’s been pretty intense, and I thought you’d be interested in why I love medical care here.  Mainly, it’s because it’s personal. All of my appointments and surgery have been at smaller clinics and hospitals.  I had my surgery at Central Médica Quirúrgica back in November, my chemotherapy at Hospital CEMSI...

Clean Cooking to Kick Cancer

I love my Mexican kitchen and the habits I have developed that make eating foods that are good for us easy and available. Maybe you’ll find some tips here that will help you incorporate more good foods into your diet. I hope so! I have a habit of making big pots of brown rice every few weeks and freezing it in serving sized batches per the blog post here on Summer Tomato. I always wanted to make brown rice but...

Being “out” about Cancer

When I first started dealing with symptoms of cancer – but before I knew I had cancer – I made a decision. That decision was to be “out” publicly about my situation. That means I wrote about it on my blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. I made this choice for a couple of reasons. The first is just because it seemed natural for me. The second was because if I came out with a positive attitude to...