Pausing

So this year just happened…I became a grandmother…my dad passed away…I was a keynote speaker in Taiwan at a STEM education conference…my family cleaned out and sold my dad’s Marietta home…IN2 won a Chicago Innovation Award…I had a pacemaker implanted…my husband and I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru…and I resigned my leadership position at…

Pace Yourself

Life is a marathon, not a sprint.  As a sprinter in my athletic career, I was trained and coached to hone my ‘fast twitch fibers,’ work out hard and rest amply.  Taper time was my absolute favorite, which followed an intense overtraining period to give your body a chance to recover and ready for upcoming…

No More Cattywompus

Yesterday marked another significant milestone in my journey with DCIS.  Stage 2 reconstruction was performed by my PS Dr. Ferlmann and everything, ok almost everything, went textbook.  Stage 2 is taking out the breast expander filled with saline and replacing it with the permanent implant (on my left side where I had my mastectomy) and…