A different look (part II)

Haven’t been around much recently. I had to take a step back for a little while. As it stands, my blog is not what I originally envisioned. I really had to change my perspective in order to continue.

So, what has changed?

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Cutting off a toe to save a foot

Several members of my family have experienced the difficult decision of giving up a part of themselves to save themselves. For some, it involved an amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy and one member of my family required radical surgery for breast cancer.

What does all of that mean in terms of this site?

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According to Elton John’s song, “I’m still standing” (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Elton John’s birthday is right around the corner so I’ve been listening to his music recently. Yes, in addition to being a Prince fan, I’m also crazy about Sir Elton. Detecting my odd, non-conformist streak yet?

Anyway, “I’m Still Standing” is one of my favorite EJ songs. For those unfamiliar, here are a few of the lyrics:

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

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The Mission Statement of my fibroid blog (a study in evolution)

In the process of updating the site, I’ve come up with a working (in flux) Mission Statement that I will add to various pages. The blog requires one so that what I’m trying to accomplish here will be clearer.

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Reflecting on The Elegant Universe and string theory

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene (string theory)Seem to have slowed down today. Still feeling a little under the weather but happy. I started reading Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe a couple of days ago. Found a good quote near the beginning that I will probably add to the Home page or About page of this site eventually:

When science is widely seen as an integral part of what makes us human, our own connection to the cosmos will be significantly strengthened; truly, science is the thread that weaves us all into the fabric of reality.

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A small price to pay for my new freedom

small price to payYes, it’s official. I have some sort of cold. Been dealing with it for a few days. No, I’m not writing this for sympathy. Don’t feel you have to leave comments wishing me well. “The Geek” is fine. It’s a slight cold and highly tolerable. Just sniffles, a cough, some sneezing, and I’m a little achy. Let’s put this into context.

Before treatment, I bled profusely, passed huge clots, was totally anemic, and spent a lot of time at home. As far as germs, I was really only exposed to my husband. I don’t even remember the last time I had a cold…

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I did NOT create my fibroid blog to make friends

Yeah, that’s the other thing that is bothering me. I don’t consider any of you my “friends”. I didn’t originally create my blog to be a “social” place. I just wanted to get the information out (science, latest research, etc.). I’m happy that a number of you find support here but it’s really getting out of hand. I’m not going to tolerate it any longer.

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