Category Archives: H is for Health

Cancer

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, so I wanted to let y’all know that I’m alive. Gloriously alive. For those of you who don’t follow my Twitter feed on this here blog, I’m a biomedical editor for … Continue reading

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Therapy

Exactly three years ago today, I went to my first therapy session. I had gotten to the point where I had made such a big mess of my life that I could not see any way out of it. Where … Continue reading

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Prayer

The turning point was a week ago today. A friend e-mailed me to tell me that she had cervical cancer, and she’s okay, and I’m going to be okay too.  I said I believed her. My sister called to tell … Continue reading

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Waiting

It started the week after Christmas. I thought it was a UTI (urinary tract infection). I ate Craisins and chugged water and patted myself on the back for recognizing the symptoms early this time. I had my annual well woman … Continue reading

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Worry

I worry a lot. It’s a pretty dumb use of time, really. I don’t get anything accomplished except freaking my own self out about how twisted my brain can be. And maybe losing weight because worry suppresses my appetite. When … Continue reading

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Marital Status

I never used to mind when asked my marital status. For a while it was “single,” which was acceptable because I was younger than 23. Then for a shorter while it was “married,” which was acceptable because I was in … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem

I try to take Rufus on daily walks. He gets pretty stir crazy from being inside all day while I’m at work, and my ass is usually sore from sitting at a computer all day, so a 2-mile walk in … Continue reading

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Withdrawal

I began weaning from Lexapro on July 9, almost a month ago. It’s been a slow process. After a bit of internet research, I decided to cut my dose by 5 mg, alternating full dose and cut dose each day, … Continue reading

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Depression

In May of 2009, I wrote the following blog post about depression. Since that blog is now shut down and I’m unable to link to it, I thought I’d publish the post here for a bit of reference. — I … Continue reading

Posted in E is for Events, H is for Health, L is for Life, W is for Weight | 6 Comments

Herniation

I got the idea a few months ago to write a short story about a girl in her twenties who ages rapidly from the inside out. Her outside remains that of a young, nubile, muscular body, but her insides are … Continue reading

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