The Wild Great Beyond of Lettuce

I’m doing much better! Since I left the hospital my abdominal pain is almost completely gone. I’m able to digest foods I haven’t been able to stomach in a decade. Salads are a regular part of my diet. The doors to the wild, great beyond have opened to me! Mostly though I’m sticking to my...
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The Four Things I Want to Remember Today

It wasn’t the greatest day. But here’s what I kept in mind during it: 1. I’m not afraid of that anymore. Two infiltrated IV’s and plenty of painful needle pricks and I was tired, but still kicking. This treatment may not always be pleasant–but it’s eased a lot of my anxiety as a patient. A...
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Tilt Tables, Terrorists and Too Damn Hot

  Are you a patient with chronic illness or a rare disease? Well, I’m pretty sure your legs weren’t obliterated in a terrorist attack, imploded by an exploding fertilizer plant, or shaken and stirred during a 11.47 magnitude earthquake. So this may be a good time to quit bitching. Boy. There’s really nothing like a 24/7 streaming...
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Am I Projecting? My Dog, Exorcist Style.

It’s been a Happy day. And by “Happy” I mean my poodle. The one who projectile vomited exorcist style all over my couch yesterday morning. My poor baby boy. He was sick all weekend. It started on Friday night just as R.J and I were arguing over where we should go to dinner. Happy was...
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