Feeling Cozy

First I had a cold. Then Pittsburgh was very cold. Together, it adds up to my spending about three weeks mostly at home, eating a lot of soup. I can’t remember having such a terrible cold, just a cold but uggghhh. Feeling very grateful it didn’t migrate into bronchitis for which I credit the soup. […]

A statement from Christian Carter’s family

You may recognize Christian from his tireless work on the frontlines of recent actions seeking #Justice4AntwonRose. On Wednesday afternoon, 18-year-old Christian was taken to a local hospital for what his mother thought was exhaustion, dehydration and malnourishment. It turns out he was having an appendicitis attack and is scheduled for immediate surgery. His family is […]

My Latest #Hysterecovery Update

lesbian hysterectomy

I haven’t posted an update on this recently, so let me remedy that today. I had my surgery on January 10 so I recently passed the four month mark. In terms of the actual hysterectomy, I’m doing pretty good. No significant physical problems with the exception of having to pee a lot more often and […]

Five Reasons I Am Proud of Myself This Week

Apple Pie

It has been a difficult month for me. Let’s just leave it at this – some very unpleasant ‘stuff’ from my childhood has been stirred up and I’ve been struggling to respond appropriately. At the same time, the crazy weather has my asthma in full assault mode so I’m having to take medication to breathe […]

An Embarrassment of Status Updates

When was the last time you were embarrassed? How do you react to embarrassment?  In the year 2010, I decided to lose weight so I started a rigorous exercise (walking) program and monitored what I ate. It was successful in that I lost 50 pounds in about 6 months. Unfortunately, the reason I was successful […]

VA to Hold Cyber Seminar on Health Needs of LGBTQ Veterans

The Pittsburgh area VA has something interesting planned for Wednesday – “Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT Veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs”. The seminar is free and open to the public.  It is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 at 12 noon.  To participate in real time, use this registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/231686862 The registration form asks for […]

On Being Sick

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Yesterday, I felt fine. I did a bit of volunteer work, ate pancakes and enjoyed Rock of Ages. When I went to bed, I felt some discomfort in my back but I assumed it was a muscle or something. I woke up in pain. Not muscle pain, something inside pain. So off to MedExpress. That […]