To The Nurses Who Made a Difference in My Life

I’ve spent more days in the hospital than I can count. So I can’t tell you how many daily visits with the doctor I had in my hospital room. That would take a lot of math. But the math that really stumps me is how many times I was visited by a nurse. If you’ve been lucky […]

On Being a Survivor and a Mother

“Will we have to get scars, too?” asked my 4 year-old at the dinner table last night. Though my abdomen was completely covered, as it normally is, her thoughts turned to the very long, very ugly scar that runs down the core of my body while she chewed her dinner. “No, baby, you won’t have […]

Amongst the Waves.

Remember back, the early days When you were young and less amazed Suddenly the channel changed  The first time you saw blood Cut to later, now you’re strong You’ve bled yourself, the wounds are gone It’s rare when there is nothing wrong Survived and you’re amongst the fittest Love ain’t love until you feel it […]

Labor Day? No, I’m good, thanks.

Maybe it’s because I don’t have a real job, but every year on Labor Day all I can think about is labor. As in “going in to labor”? Like having a baby? You know? You do know. Ok. Moving on. I’m weird. I know this has been established. But the thing I keep thinking about […]

My Swimsuit Aversion.

I hate swimsuits. And why shouldn’t I? There is no part of my body that can by made more appealing by showing more of it. Clothes are my friend. But I cannot escape swimming pools. I have children. I live in a warm climate. I just have to suck it up (and suck it in!) […]