Updates on life and faith

Somebody commented this morning that it has been a month since my last update. I have been waiting for my eight-week checkup to update, but that was supposed to have been today and I didn't make an appointment. Physically, I have had some odd things going on that concern me. I have a red spot... Continue Reading →

I survived the surgery!

It's a little over two weeks since my surgery, and I am here to report that it was a cinch! I had a DIEP Flap Reconstruction procedure, which involves replacing the breast removed in a mastectomy with a chunk of fat from the belly. Which also involves cutting through the muscles to remove blood vessels... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Michaela

I was watching Call the Midwife the other day, and one of the characters said, "The future is hidden from the young. That is perhaps their blessing, and their curse." My mind went immediately to one of the images that always comes up for me, just caring for Michaela as a young child, playing with her... Continue Reading →

Dream about Michaela

I do not ever dream about Michaela. But last night I had a dream that touched me deeply. It was odd, and Michaela was both herself and not herself, and the circumstances were different and odd, but it filled my heart. In the dream, I was running around town and I got a call from... Continue Reading →

Dear Michaela

Dear Michaela, I was thinking about this blog this morning, and my letters to you, and why I do it. I have gotten to the point where I bristle when people want to talk about your case. It literally sends bad feelings up my spine. No surprise, I guess. It will be thirty years this year... Continue Reading →

How to survive an MRI

Let me assure you, I have extreme claustrophobia. I have had claustrophobic panic attacks driving into an underground parking garage. I have to practice deep breathing exercises to get through some of the line for Indiana Jones at Disneyland. Airplanes are decidedly outside my comfort zone, and the back seat of a two-door car is simply... Continue Reading →

2018, Let’s be (mostly) honest

Let's not mince words: 2017 was a shitty year. Well, not altogether I guess. Chemotherapy was very restful! So many days of napping! That is really a perfect picture for 2017. It was filled with curses that had their blessings, as well as blessings that occasionally felt like curses. It was kind of like all... Continue Reading →

Status of the Investigation

I'm happy to say that there continue to be new people learning about Michaela's story on a regular basis, or people who have not been reading my blogs for a long time anyway. One of the things these people are always concerned about is getting people to come forward with information. This is a logical... Continue Reading →

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