Shut up! I love you.

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy Yesterday marked the thirteenth anniversary of my kidney transplant. Thirteen years. I’m actually shocked. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed. I know it’s a cliché, but where did the time go? ItContinue reading “Shut up! I love you.”

How do You Say Goodbye?

What if there was a way to cure your disease? It’s a simple procedure. A minimally invasive surgery. There’s no financial burden and the risks are relatively low. Recovery time isn’t that long. You could be back to your normal routine in a couple of weeks. One procedure to cure an illness that’s been threateningContinue reading “How do You Say Goodbye?”

Things That Go Bump In The Night

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”  – George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings There’s a lot to be afraid of right now. World leaders are trying to start wars. An entire country is on fire. A virus is spreading faster than scientists can findContinue reading “Things That Go Bump In The Night”

The Plague

It’s not hypochondria if you really do get sick all the time. Isn’t that what all hypochondriacs say? But it’s true! Argue with me all you like but I will not be swayed. My position is firm. My feet are grounded. I am not a hypochondriac!  Yeah, I run out of a room when someoneContinue reading “The Plague”

Can You See Me Now

Have you ever been invisible? Looked through. Talked over. Scream and shout but no one hears you. Seriously consider walking through that wall over there because you must be a ghost.  When my kidneys shut my body followed. My bones became brittle and every step created micro-fractures. My heart doubled in size. The fluid aroundContinue reading “Can You See Me Now”

The Bubble

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness has a profound impact on a life. It’s a thunderclap that reverberates through our bodies, minds, and families. It enshrouds our lives and takes over. It becomes our whole world.   Before my diagnosis, I was a normal kid. I loved going to the beach, playing with my dog,Continue reading “The Bubble”