The twinkling lights are up. The tinsel tree is decorated, glowing orange, red, blue and green under the slow churn of the color wheel. The Elvis lamp is donning a Santa beard and Godzilla is attacking our snowy miniature Christmas village. Oh yes, it's Christmastime at our house! And along with our (kinda weird) decorations, … Continue reading Five (pretty terrible) holiday movies I’m totally watching this month.
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