About Charlotte Copper

Romance Writer - specializing in - but not limited to - the Paranormal

Taking a break…

For the last few months, I’ve been playing a game of medical roulette. Back in January I had a lumpectomy…my second. It wasn’t as straight forward as the first time.

Is there a lump or not? Is it cancer or no? Lets send it to a specialist. Chemo or radiation? Finally, a decision was made to go for genetic testing. And while my husband is no Brad Pitt (sorry, Babe!) I do have something in common with Angelina Jolie..we’re both cancer gene carriers.

from depositphoto.com.

from depositphotos.com

The decision made by myself, my family and my cancer team…in hopes of avoiding cancer #3…is a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, followed sometime in the not-to-distance future, by an operation to remove my ovaries and tubes. (Surgery scheduled for July 12.)

And I’m okay with it. All of it.

The genetic testing confirmed what we already suspected due to my family history. At 51, no more babies are being planned so bye-bye ovaries, hello early menopause. And as for the double mas & reconstructive….I get the summer off work and I get a new set of boobs.

Not only is the glass half full, readers. But it is refillable.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer.
Talk later.


Ciao, bella!

About 2 months ago hubby says to me, “Doctor says I need to go on vacation, get a hobby and start exercising.”
I can’t do much about 2 or 3, but I was on #1 like flies on …well, you get the idea.
I looked at the cheap & cheerful usuals…Floria, Myrtle Beach. And then I thought, “I wonder how much Italy would cost?”
Turns out if you don’t count the food, excursions and souveniers…apples to apples, my friends…Italy wasn’t too much more.
We spent 4 nights in Sorrento & 3 in Positano, with days trips to Pompeii and Capri.
Below are some of the photos from our wonderful trip.



Isle of Capri

Isle of Capri

Positano at Night

Positano at Night

In the streets of Sorrento

Among the shops of Sorrento

Roads along the Amalfi Coast

Roads along the Amalfi Coast


Rented a scooter and drove the coast. Photo in Priano

Dinner in Sorrento (lemon trees everywhere)

Dinner in Sorrento (among the lemon trees)

Streets of Pompeii - an amazing site

Streets of Pompeii – an amazing site

A view from the top of Capri (chair lift to the top )

A view from the top of Capri (chair lift to the top )

p.s. Hubby still doesn’t have a hobby nor has he started exercising