Critical illness and disease : The effect of words

Words have the potential to do so much with very little to no effort.  I suppose for me it started with the words Hydrocephalus and Brain surgery.  My latest diagnoses of Hyperthyroidism comes with the “possibility” of, Heart failure and Cancer.  These words somehow have been the cause of much anxiety,...

To my friend who has just been told she has 3 months to live because she has stage 4 ovarian Cancer

“I’m sorry…” seems to be the first words that come to mind.  Sorry for so many things because somehow, I just feel this is wrong and unfair.  Sorry because you were a little girl that I knew once upon a time, a girl whom I envied and loved because...

Imagine having a way to communicate your invisible illness to those around you visually…

This morning I woke up at 4 am with the start of an excruciating episode of stomach pain (only too familiar to me). I lay waiting to see if it would escalate while praying that it wouldn’t. However, that was a futile prayer because sure enough, it was one...