Bulbous Basilar

I have a possible small aneurysm. I am a writer, I write, and I found myself posting long emotional diatribes on social media, particularly Instagram. X is now on Instagram. Her friends are on Instagram, all my theatre kids whom I love like family, and I realized that I could be terrifying them and making…

Migraine365: Text Update

J had me write what he called an “intro” to our migraine365 website, and it finally went live today. I was so so pleased with it. You should go check it out, but here is the text: Migraine365 is a graphic novel written and illustrated by John and Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel to demonstrate the effects of…

Turn And Face The Strange

Today is my birthday. In general, like many adults, I dread this day every year. Not because I have a problem with my age so much as the marking of another 365 days gone by, facing where I am in juxtaposition with where I feel I should be, or thought I would be. I am…

Caregiver Contribution Revisited

A couple months ago, I posted a picture J had drawn of himself trying on my non-rebreather oxygen mask. The plan was to have him draw days we shared that were significant to my illness, maybe once per week, and post those, with the eventual (rather lofty) goal of publishing it as a book, perhaps…

this is november. this is my blog. this is my life.

I am not at all certain how to begin. A major life event is happening to me, but it is one I don’t feel free to discuss publicly, just in case the lurkers are still out there, dissecting my language for petty crimes. Not once now but twice it has been made clear to me…

Another Little Piece of My Heart

I am going to have to take a break from blogging. It does nothing but get me in trouble, making things unbearable for me at work, punishing those close to me. I say again to the person who turned me in to my supervisor last year: FUCK YOU. And I will say the same to…

The Liebster Award

I have been writing this blog since April 2, 2012 but only moved to WordPress from Blogger last Saturday. There have been a lot of changes in my household since that first entry, mainly that there is now no one working outside the home. I had to quit my government job because I was missing…