A few days ago I woke up wanting to find a way to share what my days have been like for months on end to, if nothing else, put an end to the, "oh, you're so lucky you don't have to do anything!" commentary that I have heard all too often. All day I tried … Continue reading Groundhog Day
When I taught first grade I somehow managed to convince the kids who didn't believe in Santa anymore that he might actually be real, everyone that leprechauns exist, the sometimes difficult children that I know everything so we might as well cut to the chase, and the whole class that I control the weather. One … Continue reading A Little Magic
A couple days ago I came downstairs on my crutches to find the tires on my wheelchair were flat. I looked for a hand-pump and a pressure gauge to fix the problem but although one tire held the other seemed determined to stay flat. "Oh well," I thought, "I can just crutch around the house … Continue reading Don’t Stop!
Being a one of a kind patient has it's moments. Sometimes they're hilarious, sometimes they're terrifying or amazing, and sometimes they're just... icky. Today I was offered the most magical opportunity by one of my doctors when he told me that if I wanted I could "eat shit"... literally. I'm not being crass or trying … Continue reading Oh, Crap!
Several years ago when I lived in the south, I went to a nursery to find an orange tree. I wanted to grow a lovely topiary citrus inside where I could enjoy the blooms and fruit whenever my tree chose to bless me. For several years I enjoyed the intoxicating fragrance of orange blossoms throughout … Continue reading Not Quite Dead
This is me today, minus the oxygen (because despite the fact that I'm about to write the tell all on why I'm kintrsukouri I'm still vain enough to not want you all to have *that* picture in your head). More than 15 years ago I started having strange symptoms that no doctor could explain … Continue reading This is Me