Rage, Rage

Bruce Banner and I have precious little in common. I’m not interested in his solo comics or movies, and he wouldn’t make it onto a list of my favorite Marvel characters. If we’re going by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, OK sure, Mark Ruffalo is adorable and he and I both have brown eyes and brown…

One Year In

So this is a month-and-a-half late (hi, my name is Andi, and my sh*t is decidedly NOT together), mostly because I’ve spent the past THREE months trying – and failing spectacularly – to authentically articulate my thoughts and emotions. I can’t call August 21, 2017 the first “anniversary” of anything. Nor can I call it…

The Treatment

We found out that the CDC knows virtually nothing about AFM (the first sentence on their “At A Glance” page states CDC is concerned about AFM, a serious illness that we do not know all the cause of or how to prevent.); we have never been more acutely aware of how far medicine still has…

The Hospital Stay

As it was already past 7:00 the evening we were admitted to the hospital, we suspected we’d be staying at least one more night as well. We weren’t exactly wrong – we were admitted Wednesday, August 31, and didn’t leave until Sunday, September 4. From what I’ve read, this is an insanely short stay when…

Midnight Musings

Weirdly, this feels like my most vulnerable post yet. Probably because it focuses on my inner workings, and not external awfulness going on around me. Welcome to a piece of my headspace. Sometimes I feel like I just owned the world, and sometimes I feel like the world’s biggest failure. I suspect that’s what it…