Vegan Invasion

Vegan Invasion

So my daughter has decided to be vegan. REALLY? Okay, I get the whole “I don’t want to eat decaying flesh thing” but JESUS no animal products of any kind? Milk? Almond please…unsweetened. Cheese? Only the fake rubber stuff. Eggs? Okay, IF they come out…

Days Two-Four at Cleveland Clinic: Radiate and Sedate

Days Two-Four at Cleveland Clinic: Radiate and Sedate

When I saw this photo of my husband so cleverly manipulated by his dear friend and fellow artist, Anthony Mestas, I laughed my rear right off (only figuratively unfortunately).  It is a perfect visual representation of how Dan felt on days two through four at…

Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor? One Caregiver’s Guide to Glioblastoma and the Universe, Chapter One.

Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor? One Caregiver’s Guide to Glioblastoma and the Universe, Chapter One.

Last night my friend, Patty told me about a woman that was just diagnosed with brain cancer. My heart shattered as she unfolded this family’s monster sized challenge… four small children and a diagnosis of glioblastoma.  In a matter of minutes I had dumped a…

More Human than Human

More Human than Human

Morrissey  I don’t understand it.  I can’t explain it.  But it happened.  Out of the blue, during spring break (God forbid!) I found myself neck deep in depression.  I would have drank myself out of my depression but I was too depressed to drink.  I…

To Live or Die? That is the Question.

To Live or Die? That is the Question.

When a surgeon plunders through your brain like an unorganized sock drawer, strange and terrifying things tend to happen.  The only thing worse is if the surgeon plunders around only to realize that they can’t correct the problem.  This is what happened to Brittany Maynard. …

Skipping Across the Abyss

Skipping Across the Abyss

            My husband knocked softly on the bathroom door. “It’s happening again.”             I turn off the bathroom sink and yell through a mouthful of toothpaste, “What’s happening again?”  In our house the phrase “it’s happening again” could mean many different things like, “Our daughter…