Life Goes On….

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I am back. This was a busy week again, as I sorted my late husband’s clothes and donated them to the Salvation Army. I didn’t cry.

The clothing will, I hope, go to those who need it. Warm shirts, pants and even socks.

There is always something to do, it seems while handling the estate. We were not wealthy by any means, but there is a lot of paperwork and phone calls to be made, in order to change names on accounts and that sort of thing.

My son and his wife, my sister-in-law, my sister, and even the financial consultant’s office admin have been supportive. I couldn’t ask for more.

If you take anything away from this, it is to always Be Prepared. Have a will in place, have a power of attorney and have a Personal Directive, all up to date. It may cost something to have these done, but believe me, it makes things so much easier for those left behind.

 

 

 

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HER 2? Avoid Avoid

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I have something to post as a warning/suggestion for anyone who has been diagnosed with HER 2.

The medical oncologist told me to avoid:

  • soy
  • flax
  • alcohol
  • any plant based estrogen such as Promensil, which I took for a year or so to try to relieve hot flashes – it was a clover based over the counter pill. She specifically mentioned black cohosh as well.

So ladies, please ask your doctor about the safety of any of these things for you personally, and be safe!