More Ramblings From a Broken Brain

Saturday, March 20th, 2021 It’s been a hard day. It started with a misunderstanding between Andrew and me which was quickly resolved, but always painful. We fight passionately, so neither of us were fully recovered when we drove to our happy place, the “Friendly Fox Cafe.” Looking out the window at the bland terrain, we…

Goldmine

Wed, Feb 24, 2021 Anxiety is new to me.  I don’t know where it is coming from.  My prescriptions?  My supplements?  My last craniotomy?  My golden-doodle’s anxiety?  I simply do not know.  What I do know is that I hate it.  It’s all consuming.  In certain environments I can escape it, which is how I…

My Cancer Protocol

I am going to use my blog to post my current protocol for fighting my GBM as a tool to send people for whom it may assist. I have been reading/researching brain cancer since 2009 after being diagnosed with a low-grade glioma following a grand-Mal seizure. I am not even close to an expert on…

The empty nest

To start off I need to let you know that this blog post is not about pancreatitis, but about empty-nesting’s affect on this stay-at-home mom. But, I need to begin with the pancreatitis. For our wedding anniversary we travelled north to Larsmont Cottages on the rocky shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. This was our…

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Following a routine dental cleaning in June, I developed an occasional ache in the left side of my jaw. I dismissed it, as I had had x-rays taken and no cavities were found. I assumed she had bumped something during the cleaning and that it would heal up on its own. Over the following weeks,…

So true. Sigh.

“In the sciences, people quickly come to regard as their own personal property that which they have learned and had passed on to them at the universities and academies. If someone else comes along with new ideas that contradict the Credo and in fact even threaten to overturn it, then all passions are raised against…

December hues

I’m sitting in a tiny brick room at the library with my handsome best friend working by my side. Andrew works from home every Friday. He spends four days driving an hour to St. Peter, and one day working at home—he’s trending towards two days working from home (fabulous news). Since my grand-mal seizure last…

A love note to Andrew

Hard work, discipline, risk, educated choices, make for a satisfying, rich life. My husband and daughter are driving towards the dingy L.A. city of San Pedro at this very moment. I haven’t been there since I left back in 1997. It’s crazy satisfying to be on this side of it. The week before I left…

Greetings!

“You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though all the while that day which you bestow on some…

An Agnostic in a Fox-Hole

Last Wednesday, I woke up with a migraine. This is not uncommon after I have had a busy day prior. I did not want to stay in bed, so I got up and dressed, but I felt so miserable that I laid back down. I heard Andrew in the kitchen making breakfast and then grinding…