Sometimes The Gift Of Timing Is Wrapped In A Mammogram

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I've always been fascinated by people and their stories. Every single person in this world is surrounded by a million other people with backgrounds, dreams, struggles, thoughts, and stories that we know nothing about as we pass them on the street. I went to the grocery store this morning and just on my way in… Continue reading Sometimes The Gift Of Timing Is Wrapped In A Mammogram

Ever-Changing Holidays

It's all about presents. You spend weeks in anticipation. Writing and rewriting as your idea for the perfect toy to top your Christmas List changes faster than your choice of perfect Halloween costume just weeks ago. You stand, trembling with equal parts anticipation and apprehension, in a winding line of overheated, overstimulated fellow petitioners waiting… Continue reading Ever-Changing Holidays

Cold Weather And A Year Of Memories

One day the temperature is 42F degrees, the next the windchill is 14F degrees below zero. This is December in the Midwest, I'm used to rapidly changing weather. Just because you expect it, doesn't mean it's not jarring to your system. You layer up the cold weather gear. Heavy coat, boots, scarf, hat. All in… Continue reading Cold Weather And A Year Of Memories

I Can’t Believe I Left My Cell Phone Charger At My Desk: My Adventure In The Emergency Room

"If my cell goes out and you get a call from xxx-xxx-xxxx that's me calling from room CDU #6."That is an excerpt from a text I sent at 9:42pm on Monday, July 22 from my comfy bed in the Clinical Decision Unit of the hospital. (Well, comfy in comparison to the horribly UNcomfortable bed, in… Continue reading I Can’t Believe I Left My Cell Phone Charger At My Desk: My Adventure In The Emergency Room