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Jul 31

July 31, 2017

Learning to Love Our Broken Bodies

Learning to Love Our Broken Bodies

Some might say my body has been through a lot. Yesterday, I cleaned out my dresser drawers and found five pairs of hospital issue no-slip socks. I also discovered clothing in sizes 4-16, old nursing bras, the remote to my bladder pacemaker, and a bikini that would now fit one-third of my body. It’s hard to fathom the number of... Read more

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May 30

May 30, 2016

Sickness Sucks. You Do Not.

Sickness Sucks. You Do Not.

This is who I am now. Maybe like me, you’ve mostly come to grips with who you are now. You know there’s no use in spending your days lamenting over whom it is you once were and those days of intense grief and mourning have passed. Grief being the sneaky little cuss it is still sneaks up on you at unexpected... Read more

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Jan 10

January 10, 2016

We’re All Going to Get Old One Day

We’re all going to get old one day. Has this thought occurred to you? I mean, wrinkled and saggy-skinned, snoring in the chair out in public, long ear hairs and all—old. I’m really not sure what to do with this. I see these people, sometimes frail, struggling to put on their jacket at the doctor’s office or to navigate the... Read more

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