Sick, Glamorous and In my Underwear

Do you ever wonder if people look at you and see you the way you see yourself? After the last few days stuck in a hospital room the size of a broom closet, with no deodorant or hairbrush-god I hope not. Having an invisible disease, its not always blatantly obvious that you’re feeling like a...
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Well This Week Kicked My Ass

It started last Saturday when a gastroparesis flare struck and I had to spend the next two days recovering from it. I was on liquids only, but I had my photo shoot for the book cover–which I knew was going to be a long day. 6:00am– Got up, took an hour exactly to do my...
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My Kingdom for CAMBIA

God bless Cambia, you know? You don’t? I guess it must be new on the market. Completely unrelated to Cannabis, Cambia is a migraine medication. It comes in a small packet and it’s a flavored powder you mix with a few ounces of water. I want to kiss my pain management doctor for introducing me...
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And Now I’m That Crazy Bitch

And….I feel like an asshole. And make no mistake, it’s not just a feeling. Do you remember the first time you showed up to a dinner party without bringing something–wine, a dish, flowers? And everyone else had brought some kind of hostess gift and you were like fuck am I some kind of neanderthal? Why...
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Five Ways I’m Getting Over My Bad Day

Still haven’t heard back from my doctor. ┬áIt’s Tuesday. I asked the office to have him call me on Friday. I sent an email on Saturday. Nada. Somewhere, out there, there’s $500 worth of shoes I could have bought with the money I was using to insure my medical care. But what of it!? I’m...
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