So as some of you may know, I've gotten sick again, and only now finally after almost 2 months is it being taken care of in full. I'm having 3 surgeries done at once (possibly 4 in the worst case scenario, and it's a really bad one so I don't even wanna think about it),… Continue reading Cancer Is Just Slightly Annoying
I'm pleased to announce my next solo show is April 4th at BAYarts! I have been teaching kids classes at the beautiful BAYarts campus in Bay Village for several years now, so I'm really excited to be exhibiting there. This exhibit will depict fun stuff like amputees, ocular prosthesis, virgin goddesses, and maybe a nude… Continue reading Medical Themed Art Show in Cleveland
I have a few friends who have had their own cancer battles recently. They are keeping track of odd anniversaries they way I did, except now, I'm trying to forget those anniversaries. Obviously the day I was told I had a tumor in my leg is hard to forget, because it was on my birthday.… Continue reading Have I Mentioned Cancer Sucks, Lately?
One thing that has irritated me for the past few years is when I get advice or remarks from people about how "mind over matter" or holistic approaches may have/may aid in all the cancer bullshit I've had.I'm currently waiting for my DNA results (no, unlike the movies you have to wait 6 weeks) to… Continue reading Attitude and Cancer? I’ll Take Science
I found out I was accepted into the O+ Festival taking place in Kingston, NY this coming October! I'll be showing a lot of my newer weird organism paintings, since the theme this year for the festival is "flux". It's looking to have a great line-up so far, including bands like Hopewell, The Felice Brothers,… Continue reading O+ Festival: Medicine and Art
My friend Dott and I went to the Museum of Medical History on the Case Western Reserve campus. It has hours that are weird, and the rare books section was by appointment (bah) but we are both very fast when it comes to museums so an hour was all we needed. We do plan on… Continue reading Short Trip to the Museum of Medical History
I've clocked in over 60 trips to the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus since June of last year. I find it horrifying that there are patients who have done even more than that! Most people have to travel a lot further than me -- some from other states, or countries. When you have to go there… Continue reading Welcome to Hell, I’ll Be Your Tour Guide!
After over 5 days in the hospital and a complicated 4 hour surgery, I am now cancer-free but at a price I hadn't counted on. Aside from the huge section of my thigh being removed, I have some empty spaces, muscles moved around, and ham-string repositioned which feels really weird. I can bend my knee… Continue reading Cancer-free
On my 32nd birthday I was told I had a tumor that was certainly 99% benign. Last Monday I was told I have cancer, an aggressive form of lipo sarcoma. Basically a big nasty tumor with wandering tentacles in my thigh. While things have been a bit slow going since it was discovered it thankfully… Continue reading Cancerella Is My Nickname