Reasons why I write

Every once in a while, I freak out.  Why in the world am I putting all this personal stuff about my life online? I woke up this morning feeling like I needed to update my blogging “Mission Statement.”  I wasn’t sure if I was going to share it or not, but now I feel likeContinue reading “Reasons why I write”

An Update on Life with One Ovary

One of the topics readers most frequently contact me about is the time I had to have emergency surgery to remove my right ovary. In case you aren’t familiar with the story, I had had abdominal pain throughout most of my twenties.  Doctors had told me it was nothing to worry about– just digestive issues.Continue reading “An Update on Life with One Ovary”

The piece that didn’t fit

When I was young, all I wanted was to fit in, to be perfect.  To do what adults expected of me.  I never had a single cavity, I never missed the school bus.   I was always teacher’s pet. Then, when I hit adolescence, the reverse.  My depression; my eating disorder; I couldn’t function, couldn’tContinue reading “The piece that didn’t fit”

Things you can ask me about

Something you might not know is that I spend a lot of time answering emails from readers looking for advice on their own health issues.  I do my best to offer advice and get people pointed in the right direction.  It means a lot to me to feel as though my experience has served aContinue reading “Things you can ask me about”

Fighting a health issue without judgement, for the first time

They say one of the worst things a blogger can do is to begin all your posts with an explanation of why it’s been so long since your last post. Normally I’m able to stop myself from doing this, but I’m going to let myself do it this time, since it’s actually relevant to what I wantContinue reading “Fighting a health issue without judgement, for the first time”