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?
The other night, I learned the origin of this image that has appeared and changed over centuries in Aristotle's Masterpiece. The hairy woman, and the black baby. Although originally having nothing to do with each other aside from illustrating the dangers of maternal imagination, they were together on a single woodcut on accident, and thus,… Continue reading Beware the Female Imagination
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!
I leave for Los Angeles and Orange Country tomorrow to visit friends and family (thanks to Knitgrrl for the hook-up!) and it couldn't come at a better time. After a follow-up oncology appointment I was informed that thanks to the radiation and scar tissue, my leg is pretty much as good as it is ever… Continue reading My End Result of Leg Cancer
I was talking with a friend about medical issues (it seems to be the theme this month with all my friends!) and how I'm feeling old now that I have to keep an eye on myself from now on as far this cancer nonsense is concerned. Although we were complaining about the health care system,… Continue reading Art and Xanax