Having brain cancer has had a wonderful way of changing my perspective on just about everything, including turning 50 today. When I turned 30 I was sad to be getting older. Today, I have no wish to be young again. I harbor little nostalgia for years gone by. I have only immense gratitude for this day, for the privilege of turning 50, for being alive. I am very, very happy to be 50. Bring it on, y’all!
Two weeks ago, a neurologist – an epilepsy specialist – told me she thinks I have epilepsy. I have to admit, it was a pretty stunning thing to hear. After all, I’ve never lost consciousness due to a seizure, and I have had only one real event that I’d even classify as seizure-like – and that was the night that landed me in the hospital when I was diagnosed with brain cancer. It would be easy to try to dismiss what the epilepsy doctor told me – after all, the whole reason I went to see her in the first […]
Well, I’ve been sitting on this very exciting news for quite a while. I’m not sure why I have waited to spill the beans. Normally, I would be the first to tell the world about me having a new book coming out. Especially since it’s a picture book, a market I’ve been trying to break into for many years. Snowball Moon was acquired by Little Bee Books this past summer, and I’ve been “allowed” to tell about it for a number of months now. I guess keeping the news to myself reflects how deeply tired I’ve been over the last […]
Bottom Line: MRI Results Are Great! The short version: the MRI last week showed that there is no new visible growth of the tumor. Hooray! The long version is slightly more complicated. It took a day longer to get to that result than I expected. Expectations are often such impediments to the happiness of the moment. If I could better let go of my expectations I think I would be happier as I deal with what is actually happening. I was told that I would get the MRI in the morning, the radiologist would read it, and we’d have the […]