This is Me

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

Not Lemonade

When life hands you lemons, don’t make lemonade, chuck them back and go sit in the office playing your “new” 130 year old-ish copy of a Stradiuarius… Because making lemonade is a sticky proposition and the internet provides free copies of the most excellent classical scores anyway. Continue reading Not Lemonade

War Stories

The other day my husband accompanied me to an appointment with my surgeon about my amputation. The surgeon, who spins a decent yarn himself, asked my husband and I about his amputation story and the PA and nurses gathered around because they think we are such a sweet and perfectly matched couple. We caught one … Continue reading War Stories

One of a Kind

I was told today that my medical case is to be used in a paper to propose the identification and definition of a disease previously undefined which symptoms were ignored until the progression of such developed life threatening symptoms required to diagnose the blood disease that resulted ultimately in my decision to have my foot … Continue reading One of a Kind