A Good, Healthy, Catholic Girl . . .

12 Apr

Yesterday I went to see a place to rent (I am looking for a new place – too much drama and not enough quiet where I live now. If you know of anything, let me know).

I had spoken with the property owner several times by phone. She is an interesting woman, an expatriate in Canada – she purchased a home there and moved there in order to take advantage of health care – which, by the way, is exceptional – she never waits, doesn’t have to go into an emergency room to get treatment on a Sunday for a broken bone – something to be said for managed costs. But, that is not what I meant to write about).

As we had already had a few conversations – politics, religion – not sure how we got into all of that – but, suffice to say that she is quite interesting and very well informed. So, at some point, I told her that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. (Since I have surgeries in front of me, and soon, I thought I should tell her).

She was shocked. She asked me how long ago and she immediately said, “Oh my gosh, you don’t even have a ten year recovery story to tell, this is recent!”

I told her I hoped to have that story to tell someday. Then she said, “Here I thought you were this good, healthy, Catholic girl when you walked in here. You look like you live at Mother’s Market!” (Mother’s Market is a health food store here). I didn’t even know what to say.

First of all, don’t get me started with the Catholic Church. Sorry, but, I have issues there . . this Pope needs to go. Would I go all Sinead O’Connor and burn a picture of him? Probably not. But, I was bald once . . .

And second (or, perhaps it is better for this one to be first), I AM healthy! Well, hopefully I am. I am certainly trying my best to be healthy.

Well, I thought it was kind of amusing, sort of . . .

Love and peace,


4 Responses to “A Good, Healthy, Catholic Girl . . .”

  1. Sandy Gougis April 12, 2010 at 9:48 AM #

    Yes, you ARE healthy. So there!


  2. cancerfree2b April 12, 2010 at 9:52 AM #


    I like the sound of that!


  3. Jennifer April 12, 2010 at 8:17 PM #

    So how did it go as far as the rental?

  4. cancerfree2b April 12, 2010 at 9:23 PM #

    I am not sure. The place has been rented by someone for 15 years and it was not kept up during that time. So the owner is making repairs. But, I am not sure what her idea of repairing means. It is not currently ready to rent. So, i am going to take a look at it again in a few days to see how the repairs are coming along. If it looks like she is going to get stuff done well, then I may take it. She seems to want to rent to me, so that is good, I guess. 🙂


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