Scanxiety:  When Waiting is Life or Death

Scanxiety: When Waiting is Life or Death

Scanxiety.  Recently in the American Brain Tumor Association’s online support group, another caregiver used this term.  It perfectly explains the panic attacks, loss of sleep and raw emotions that rear their ugly heads about a week before Dan’s MRI.  It takes everything I’ve got to…

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…

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…