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I LOVE getting older

I had my 2 and a half year check-up on Tuesday and while I don't like getting MRI's, not only is it freaky to lie face down and get sucked into that narrow tube and feel ice-cold potentially poisonous contrast coursing through my veins and listen to that loud erratic avant-garde tap tap tapping but I also don't really like my insides so scrutinized because it scares me, worries me, makes me feel invaded... and yet... as soon as the doctor told me (after 6 looong hours of waiting) that I was okay, I was giddy with joy. I leapt out of my chair and hugged her and the two med students trailing her and I whipped open my gown to show them my boobs (when they asked me to!) without an ounce of self-consciousness or shame that one was less than perfect. (I'd worn a new fun and funky bra with a pink and brown polka-dotted pattern that day and for a second my magical thinking mind thought that was the reason I was okay). And now? It's my birthday next week and I'm throwing myself a birthday bash Saturday night because I LOVE getting older!!

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Gail!

You are a delight! I am so happy for your good test results and your obvious spunk under a stressful situation. Girl, you aren't just a survivor-- you'are a thriver!

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Shana, thanks!! You really

Shana, thanks!! You really made my day with your comment!

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Happy Happy Birthday.

And I was so relieved to hear this news, Gail -- have a wonderful party and a wonderful wonderful year!

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Thanks Ericka!! I'm very

Thanks Ericka!! I'm very grateful and plan to have a really fun party. Wish you could be here!! I'm coming to San Francisco on Septmber 30th to read at Keplers for DIva night. I hope you'll come see me and I'll take you out for a drink!

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And one more thing...

I just can't help but think you look exactly the way I envision Miley Cyrus all grown up-- cute as a button! (Yes, I am the mother of pre-teen girls!)

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Shana! You're a doll to say

Shana! You're a doll to say that! And REALLY cute yourself! Plan to read your blog soon. Can't wait! Are you in California? I'm coming out there to read at Kepler's for Diva night on September 30th. (Just found out!)

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MRIs

While reading your post I was thinking, ugh I hate that machine too. I think there's something very primal in us that doesn't like to feel enclosed or encased. Congratulations on the results! I'm going on year four of remission myself.

Thomas Dotson, Redroom.com

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Thanks Thomas for reading

Thanks Thomas for reading and commenting. And congratulations to you on four years!! That must feel great!

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thanks Francoise!!

thanks Francoise!!