Monthly Archives: May 2010

chapter 4: a few things about hospital life

and so there i lay, in a bed made for a sick person.  in a room built for a dying person.  in a body capped with a swimming head.  looking around, i noticed a few things about my surroundings and … Continue reading

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chapter 3.5: goodnight, sweetheart. and a new diagnosis.

and so began my sleep.  and more sleep.  and more sleep.  sleep was all i wanted.  my head hurt.  my eye hurt.  it hurt to look at things.  it hurt to think about things.  sleep was my only peace.  i … Continue reading

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chapter 3: just one more problem…well, TU-MOR

so this is definitely not what i expected.  my night was supposed to end like it always does:  three or four playmates piled onto a shrine to the drunken stupor that led us to the rooftop pool in the first … Continue reading

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chapter 2: art and commerce, lattes and guinea pigs, tumors and aneurysms

about a week before may the 12th, i got a headache.  in Big Lots.  suddenly, i was inexplicably and uncharacteristically craving chocolate covered almonds, which i was told made perfect sense due to caffeine’s effectiveness against headaches.  following advice, i … Continue reading

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chapter 1: welcome to my brain tumor story. an introduction.

about 10 years ago, i took a mace class.  yes, mace.  the self-defense spray.  why?  my answer:  it was there.  so i took it.  a random adventure; and i like to learn.  our large, southern, retired-cop teacher taught us about … Continue reading

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