In good news, I don’t have cancer. In less good news, surgery needs to be involved to maintain the status quo. I had a salpingo-oopherectomy this summer (and let me tell you hot flashes are ridiculous and I would like to trade them in on a puppy), and will be having a prophylactic double mastectomy with … Continue reading How Do I Explain That I’m Not Transitioning?
Since at least junior high (around 16 years ago) I’ve suffered from what I now know is the wonderful anxiety/depression combo pack. And for twelve of those years, I’ve also enjoyed the feeling of multiple torn vertebral discs that won’t heal and associated arthritis. For the most part, fortunately, my mental and physical issues have stayed on … Continue reading How Do I Deal With the Emotional Side of Disability?
why do people jump wen thy are excited? Thanks, Luca, Age 5 Dear Luca, Well, some people jump up and down when they are excited. Like most five-year-olds. People like me with neurological issues (when I unexpectedly see my friend Johanna, who has cerebral palsy, a jolt of happiness runs through us and we both jerk and … Continue reading Why Do People Jump When They Are Excited?
My brother has two children – a 7-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl. His wife is CATHOLIC – in all caps. Their wedding included something like five priests (I can’t remember exactly, I just remember it was well above the required quantity). Their son is named after two popes. She once stated that she believes that athletes who pray more … Continue reading How Can I Subtly Undermine A Fanatically Religious Upbringing?