Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I don't normally like to talk about work here. Today I will make an exception, just this once........until the next time.

I manage a breast surgery practice. I've been working on a presentation for a breast cancer awareness luncheon at which my boss will be the guest speaker. The presentation is going to be pretty intense. I thought I would share the big finish with you. This is the last slide:

I thought I would lighten up the show with a few words of wisdom from a (mini) smart mouth broad.

A Braja update: I received an email today from a friend of Braja. It included a message from Braja to all who are praying or thinking of her and her husband.

Dear Devotees and Friends,

Hare Krishna. Thank you so much for the loving wishes of concern that everyone has called with from all over the world that has sustained us both so so much. It is so beautiful to hear every bodies loving messages.

It is hard for me to speak right now because my lips were slashed in three places when I hit the wind screen. I don't think I went through it. I told the driver "Be careful you are going to hit that truck" and by Krishna's mercy every thing went white.

I did not see or feel any thing I have no internal injuries, just my broken arm. However the first doctor to deal with me was a plastic surgeon. He operated on me first to stitch up all the open wounds on my face.

I have two eye lifts, a slash from the top of my forehead down to my right cheek and extensive slash in my chin which he has also fixed. My right eye is very swollen and my mouth is a mess but he is an expert plastic surgeon and this is a 5 star hospital and he assures me that once all the plastic surgeries are done I will look like a 25 year old Marilyn Monroe with lips like Angelina Jolie!!!!!!!!

All my injuries are extremely painful but superficial. My husband Jahnu is in a bad shape but the doctors are very hopeful. They did a 5 hour surgery on his jaw which had been shattered. Soon they will do his wrists and his chest. Please please pray for Jahnu for his quick recovery.

Love you all very much.


Vodka Mom received a phone call today from Braja. To read all about it, click here.


thyme said...

The photo made me laugh, she's so cute :-)

What happened to your friend is terrible, i hope she and her husband will soon recover, I wish them strength.

Anonymous said...

LMAO - thank you for the pic; I needed that laugh!

I've been keeping up with Braja via VodkaMom and a couple of other sites - I'm glad she's going to be all right and that it looks like her husband will pull through.

only a movie said...

Thanks for the Braja update.

Love that photo. Everyone needs a little levity.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a little punkin! You sure this isn't you as a baby? LOL
I said a heartfelt prayer for Braja, her husband and driver. It sounds like her husband is still in great need but improving. The news was good tonight.

You have quite a job...and here I thought you were always just out zooming around behind HS!

Anonymous said...

That is a powerful ending and oh so true.

Anonymous said...

Love the 'before I grow boobs' photo! What a face. LOL

The Blue Ridge Gal

Sending good wishes to Braja and her husband for a speedy recovery.

CocoDivaDog said...

Your pic put a smile on my face.
I will send up a prayer for Braja

Unknown said...

What a great ending!!!

Good on Braja for keeping her sense of humor. It certainly sounds like they're all being well taken care of in their corner of the world.

Lori said...

Love the picture of that baby...perfect for your campaign! I have been keeping Braja and her husband and cab driver in my prayers. So thankful that they will be alright and that Braja is keeping her sense of humor.

Lo said...

wow... that definitely put my life in perspective. i send her much love and light... her husband too. what a tragedy.

Anonymous said...

That picture is so cute. :)

I'm glad to hear Braja and her husband are better. Will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

Pseudo said...

Love love love that phot. You find the best stuff SMB.

So glad to hear the update on Braja, I read Vodka's post too. Isn't the internet so much more than you expected when you started this? Thepwer of all the postive thougths and prayers for someone we know but have not met yet in person?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the updates on them. They are in my prayers daily. I also read Vodka Mom's post and what a joy that must have been to have heard her voice.

Debbie said...

I love the ending for the slides! And I'm keeping up with Braja and so glad she is healing.

Debbie said...

I LOVE that picture of the little girl in the hat!! Too cute! I don't know Braja but after reading what she wrote my heart goes out to her and her family...My God...what a brave woman. I will continue to pray for them. Still loving your blog and the way you write...:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

That says it all for Breast Cancer doesn't it..
I also follow VM and Lady Fi..Braja will need all our love and support for a complete recovery..her last couple of postings on her blog were so she is going back..and it will soon be hotter than heck there:(

Anonymous said...

Cute pic!

Glad to hear the update on Braja and her husband. They continue to be in my thoughts.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

thyme-Isn't she adorable? They are doing much better now, thank you.

Jan-That WAS a goody.

Movie-You're welcome. She's blogging again now. Yay.

Mona-Yep, I'm sure it's not me. I wasn't that cute. But I did always have a smart mouth.

And I only wish I could find a way to make a living riding around on the back of MHS's bike. That would be the life, huh?

Lisa-It gets the message across.

Di-She's a cutie.

Auntie-I laugh every time I see it.

Gaston-Thank you. Isn't it funny how this bloggy world makes everything much smaller.

Smiles-The presentation was so serious (BC is a serious subject) but it needed a little lift at the end and I thought this was perfect.

Lo-Live every moment.

MLS-Thanks. She's a real cutie.

Pseudo-Yes, it is indeed.

BV-Yes and knowing she is making calls, writing emails and posting on her blog tells us she is feeling much better.


And Debbie-Just goes to show you that you never know.

Far Side-I hope so. It's an awful disease.

Fancy-Thanks, Fancy.

Anonymous said...

PERFECT ending for that presentation! Only you could come up with it, SMB.

Glad to hear Braja is home again, although with a long road ahead of her. She's a remarkable woman.