sittin’ with it

There’s this thing people say sometimes when I write about my brain recovery that hops around my mind these days. They say it has given them context for people in their own lives climbing similar barriers. I think about this often because I am writing these experiences out for me, and my doctors, as selfishly […]

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stroke: toilet loaves

It’s been about a year since I had a series of mini-strokes that played havoc on my brain. I’m doing much better now– so much so that I’ve thought about compiling a tiny book about my experiences. But I have slide backs, sometimes. Sometimes, like last night when the headaches woke me from sleep. Sometimes, […]

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journal: how i am

A little after week in California’s Safer At Home restrictions, a girlfriend and myself text each other at nearly the exact same time. She tells me that, in her family’s language, they say “the heart is on the heart” but that it doesn’t quite exactly translate to English. I tell her that my family says […]

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journal: health updates

This week I got some good news.  Some really good, really unexpected news. To rewind a bit, I recently went back for a full set of tests after having really strange symptoms.  The most notable were the sudden and temporary losses of long term memory.  I’d forgotten my birthday, the name of the city where […]

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stroke: blank tub

In the bathtub, I curl up clothed, and cry. I don’t remember how to turn the water on. The buttons on my shirt take too much dexterity to undo.

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