Two years after Angelina Jolie revealed she’d undergone a double mastectomy, she dropped another bombshell: last week she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
I don’t know, everytime I see Angelina Jolie on the byline, I read the essay. She just throws herself out there….it’s…it’s brave. The story she wrote was in the New York Times, not a gossip website.In it, she reveals that while she’d been planning the surgery for some time, preparing herself “physically and emotionally” – she believed she had months to schedule it. But a blood test revealed that wasn’t the case.
She says, “In my case, the Eastern and Western doctors I met agreed that surgery to remove my tubes and ovaries was the best option, because on top of the BRCA gene, three women in my family have died from cancer.”
She went on to reveal she is currently taking hormone replacements, but says she is now in menopause.
“I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes,” she writes. “But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.”
If anyone looks at her and thinks, “Yeah…but isn’t she the girl who wore blood around her neck and mouth kissed her brother? And isn’t she the one who broke up Jennifer Aniston’s happy marriage?” Yes, she was that woman but I still want to be as badass as her one day. ~candy
We’re working on figuring out what’s next for us professionally, and decided to have some fun in the meantime! There was a lot of interest expressed here on the blog and on Facebook for a live stream, a podcast or YouTube Channel. So first up, we’re combining all 3!
On Monday (3/23) at Noon PT, we’ll stream a live video “show” from our kitchen table. And I use the word “show” loosely. It’s nothing too fancy, just a high tech hello and an update on things. Hope you can join us!
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The last 2 days have been a roller coaster of emotions. Losing your job can leave you with an empty feeling inside. One upside of losing a radio job is that in addition to getting support from friends & family, we also have gotten an incredible amount of support from listeners and clients, and for that THANK YOU! You are amazing.
Special thanks to Brandon for the threat/laugh!
We are now figuring out what’s next for Candy and I and of course our family. Will we get a job together again? Will we be on different shows? Will one of us get a job outside of radio? Should we do a podcast in the meantime?
So that’s what I’d like to know – Would a podcast be of any interest to you if we could make that happen? It wouldn’t be super-polished as it would probably be live from our kitchen. We couldn’t take phone calls (my favorite part of our radio show). It would mostly be us sharing our lives.
My tiny humans are 4.5 and 1.5 so parenting around our house is still hovering and keeping them alive 24/7.
Occasionally, you’ll say something like, “No spaghetti noodles in the electrical outlet!” OR “No, you can’t pee in your garbage can.” And when those amazing parenting moments happen, I think to myself – someday this tiny human will pay a therapist $300 to tell him that his mom didn’t support his creativity.
Yesterday, I had to tell my tiny human no he couldn’t open every freezer door in the grocery store. As he cried uncontrollably for a minute, the woman behind me said, “You should give that baby some love!”
She seemed shocked when I replied, “Thanks for your unsolicited parental advice.”
My name is Potter, and I LOVE Soda (or Pop if you prefer). I know it’s not great for me but there are worse things I could be putting into my body right?
Candy (who also happens to be my wife) is concerned about my health and wants me to cut back. Today she became convinced that if I could see visually how much soda I’m drinking I’d probably quit right away. So she asked me to save every can and carry it around with me for a week.
Why in the world would I agree to that?
Because she offered be a Free Day to do whatever I want, guilt-free. We have 2 boys under 4 at home so that is an AWESOME offer.
Our producer Jeetz is supporting the idea – Not because he cares about my health, but because he wants to see me walking around town with a big bag of empty cans.
So starting today, I will save every can of pop I drink and take it with me. If we’re at a restaurant with fountain drinks I’ll have to get extra cans to represent those glasses to fill my bag (which I can borrow from my Dad). This will last through Sunday.
I have’t promised to quit or cut back, but Candy is hoping seeing how much I’m drinking will shock me into improving my health. Probably not though. :)