Glancing Back

I hate the oncology office. It smells like chemotherapy and pain. I’m currently waiting in the lobby of Texas Oncology, breathing through my mouth, so that I don’t smell the odor of illness. Okay, I'm not certain what illness smells like. Most likely I’m smelling a combination of hospital cleaners, hand sanitizers and latex gloves. … Continue reading Glancing Back

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Gratitude

I have been loved on, taken care of, and fussed over from the time I entered this world. Partially because I was brought into a family with big hearts and partially because I was born with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease, a genetic blood disorder. Upon my diagnosis, you rallied beside me and poured your love … Continue reading Gratitude

Fertility

I'm the only single person in his waiting room. There are two couples in the same room as I, one to my left the other to my right, both holding hands and whispering sweet nothings into each other's ear. They could have been cussing each other out for all I know, but all I see … Continue reading Fertility

Cancer

Breast Cancer The day you find out you have breast cancer, you go and get a pedicure. An expensive pedicure. You pick out the most fabulous shade of pink and request an orange scrub and parifin wax. Because... cancer. Because you're 30. And because you purchased two extremely cute bras just yesterday, and the irony … Continue reading Cancer