Author Archives: Arlene

About Arlene

I am married and live in Langley, BC, Canada. I am a retired Fire Service Dispatcher and I am presently a Manager for a Retail Store Chain in Canada. In my spare time I enjoy motorcycle touring and have been across Canada and through a lot of the US on my bike. I also enjoy cruising in the winter. I am also an avid genealogist spending most of my time working on our tree and helping friends build theirs. I became a grandmother 10 months ago and love every minute I get to spend with my grandson.

Breast Cancer – The Radiation

Just to keep everyone up to speed I thought I’d give you a quick summary of where we are. I had my regular screening mammogram in March, followed by a diagnostic mammogram, followed by an ultrasound, followed by a biopsy, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer – had the lumpectomy, now what?

After waiting the required 2 weeks I got the results from the biopsy of the lumpectomy. (Wow that is a bit of a tongue twister). The results were good. There was no actual cancer in the cells that they removed. … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer – the Lumpectomy

I got my appointment for my lumpectomy. It was June 8, it was very quickly after my diagnosis which was May 29. The doctor that was doing the surgery had an opening, but there was a catch. Because it was … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer – after the biopsy

Had my appointment scheduled for 2 weeks after the biopsy procedure.  When they say, the waiting is the hard part, they aren’t kidding!  It was 2 weeks of pure anxiety.  Trying to keep yourself busy and not think about “the … Continue reading

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Getting Started

Never thought that getting set up with a new blog would be so time consuming. There are so many choices, so many photos to add, color schemes to pick, the list goes on and on.  I’m getting used to my … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle!

Well, here we go again!  I had a blog years ago and it was wiped, so I started it in a different format on a different blog site.  I haven’t posted in there since 2012.  Life just got too busy, … Continue reading

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Bee Stings

Ever wonder what to do if you get stung by a bee or bit by a wasp or any other kind of bug.  Usually you don’t know what it was that got you, you just know that it hurts like … Continue reading

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Woodturning Lessons

Interested in learning to turn wood, or becoming a “Woodturner.” Contact Ed Pretty in Langley, BC for more information.  Never turned before?  Doesn’t matter.  Turned a bit in high-school and haven’t touched it since?  Doesn’t matter. Turning already, but want … Continue reading

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Ed Pretty – Langley Woodturner

Ed Pretty is a woodturner in Langley, BC.  He does amazing artistic work.  He’s been turning since he was a kid.  His work has progressed over the years from salad bowls to incredible forms of art.  I refer to him … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Always Wear Protective Gear.

There was a motorcycle accident on Highway #1 in British Columbia yesterday in the HOV lane.  Our son-in-law, Derek was right there next to the bike when he went down.  The fool wasn’t wearing any protective clothing, only a t-shirt!  … Continue reading

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