We're a pretty polarized nation these days, but I think we can all agree the 2018 midterm elections have produced some pretty funny news headlines. As in, "I couldn't make this kind of weird shit up if I tried" quality headlines. Here are some of the election's absolute gems, in my humble opinion. "Man who … Continue reading Priceless Political Headlines from the 2018 midterm elections
I'm overdue for a check in. The last time I posted, I was in the middle of a lot of soul-crushing setbacks. The first medication (Cabometyx) I took to stem the giant kidney cancer tumor inside of me had stopped working and had culminated in a rare but serious side effect called Pres syndrome. It … Continue reading T-cells know best.
I've been in the James Cancer Hospital for a week now. I had an "episode" where it seemed like I had a stroke, but it turns out to be less clear than that. The cabometyx cancer medication either caused PRES Syndrome. That, or the cancer has spread to my brain already. If I get to … Continue reading Setbacks
The good news is that I have received a series of small miracles. I have moved off of the sofa. I can stand for longer than a minute without getting dizzy and nearly passing out. I can finally --after a winter that never seemed to end-- sit in the summer sun and soak in its … Continue reading Silver linings
"Moving on" from my cancer diagnosis and getting back to the business of living has proven much more difficult than I anticipated. Silly me. I should have guessed as much, but I was naive. I didn't see the mountain up ahead, my biggest challenge: Learning how to function inside a body with so many limits. See, … Continue reading Learning to live in a broken body
The devastation of my cancer diagnosis has settled in as much as it can. And as I sit today, bone thin and wrapped in an electric blanket that's dialed up to eleven, I realize it's time to stop crying--for now--and carry on. Today was the first day I awoke and the path was clear. I … Continue reading The time to move on
We writers can't wait to get to "The End." We type those words on the page and our hearts lift, champagne corks are popped, celebratory cocktails are made. It marks the end of another tale told, all the loose ends neatly tied up. Our characters have touched the darkness, fought the demons, nearly lost, yet … Continue reading Writing until “The End”