Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Emotional pain = physical pain? - We had a (minor) snowstorm last night and this morning.  I hate to say it, and I know feminism is no longer fashionable, but I sure miss having a man around to do things like shove...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Caution: now entering an alternate reality - The customers at JC Penney can be very tiresome.  Many of them are in a hurry, and so am I, and they become faceless blurs.  Some of them are memorable - the women who've lost a lo...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Port repair postponed - I postponed my port repair surgery. My husband is 800 miles away now, on his way to Connecticut to be with his mom.  We got a call from her doctor (who by now has figured out th...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Complications - Can life get any more complicated? I'm only 8 days away from the solution of one of the problems that's been plaguing me for months: my flipped port.  My port repair surgery was...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
The old ladies - Many of my customers at JCP are elderly women.  Some of them are extremely tiresome, and a few of them should not be allowed out of the house by themselves, but a lot of them are j...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
The prow of a ship - That was a pretty good bra I was wearing, but I still looked as big as the prow of a ship.

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Boobs don't sag, but the neck does - I admit, I'm the Boob Lady.  I'm proud of these boobs in my Ambrielle uplift bra.  What disturbs me in this photo is the CHICKEN NECK!

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Obesity Denial - I think I've mentioned before that when I was obese, I had no idea of how big I really was. When I looked at my reflection in the mirror, I literally could not see anything from my...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 8 months ago
Food obsession - A few days ago, I wrote this message to an OH friend who's struggling with food obsession. I don't think she'd mind if I repeat for the benefit of other members. ADVICE NOR...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
Good news and bad news - Bad news:  I have gained 2.2 lbs since I started my new meds on Tuesday. Good news:  the meds are working! Bad news:  I need a fill, and I can't get one until 4-6 weeks after...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
Relief in sight - at a cost - I've pretty much given up on my PCP (long story), so on Monday I went to see a new doctor, an internist who specializes in older adults (like me).  He spent a full hour with me, li...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
Happy about a yeast infection? - Say what? I have chronic yeast infections on the skin of my lower abdomen and pubic area. Summer heat and sweat aggravate this, but I think the overhang of excess tissue there i...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
Remembering Size 24 - Last night at work I went into the stockroom to fetch some slippers (known in these parts as "house shoes") and was stopped dead in my tracks by the sight of some women's spring pa...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
What to say about the port repair surgery? - What should I tell my coworkers about my upcoming port repair surgery? Nobody there knows that I had WLS, and I don't care to share that with them. Not that I want to hide it, b...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Jean a la Kate - First, let me say that I am NOT a fan of Kate Gosselin (or Jon, for that matter).  I rarely watch television, and when I do watch, I don't choose reality TV programs.  I like progr...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Port repair - Now that my work schedule has eased up, I called my surgeon's office to tell them to go ahead and submit my port repair to BCBS.  I also asked them a bunch of questions about the r...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
What Mom Saved - My maternal grandmother was a hoarder.  When Dranny passed away, Mom found a zillion tiny scraps of paper with scribbled notes on them - bits of poems, quotes by famous people (eve...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
And the other thing making me angry is - And the other thing making me angry is this chronic pain.  It's been going on for 11 months now.  I'm angry because it's making me miserable about 23 hours a day and limiting my ac...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Continued from earlier today - So anyway, I did not need screw-ups by the funeral home - who does? - and it all seems so disrespectful to my mother.  Not only did they screw up their job, they also insulted me a...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Trials & tribulations - Mom died 2 weeks ago today, and although her ashes ("cremains") are safe inside a box in my home office and I have notified everyone (friends, family, the VA, SS, the bank, credit ...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
A letter from heaven - Grief lurks around the corner and ambushes me when I least expect it - when I'm driving to work, or straightening a nightgown display for the 10,000th time, or think of something f...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Raging Hormones - I've started seeing my therapist, Gayle, again because I'm having such a hard time dealing with the chronic pain and my mom's death, to say nothing of a retail job that started at ...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Mom's memorial service - It's very cold today and I didn't feel equal to handling the dogs in the ever-so-slight possibility of misbehavior, so we had Mom's memorial service without the dogs.  There were 1...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
I just can't bear the sight of you - Recently, one of my JCP coworkers (I'll call her Sally - not her real name) lost her mother.  I don't know all the circumstances because Sally made it very clear she didn't want to...

Jean M. wrote a blog post 9 years, 11 months ago
In Memorium - Elizabeth Moore McMillan born: March 27, 1919 died: November 27, 2009 Daughter Sister Student Reader Beauty Soldier Wife Mother Traveler Knitter Raconteur Worker F...
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