The Plan – thus far

It’s still gross but I do feel better. Ok – got to meet my breast surgeon today, Dr. Bretzke. First, I kind of liked her.  To be fair, I know that is far from critically important, and I’d rather her ultimate strength be in the surgical area and would admire her regardless.  Still, it’s just…

The Big “C”

Yesterday I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s gross to even type. The past week has been pure awful, and believe me when I say I’m trying to sanitize it here. I’ll give you the down and dirty, as that seems as good a place as any to start.  Here goes: I’ve been doing annual…

The Heavy Coat

In some ways, our lives have been on pause since September 30, 2003. That’s the day that we received Elliott’s autism diagnosis, and every year around now, I feel a bit unsettled and emotional. It’s kind of like wearing a heavy coat on a warm day, and wishing you could throw it off, but not…

April Autism Blues

April is autism awareness month and unless you are living in the wilderness Unabomber style, you’ve likely noticed blue lights, lots of news stories or articles about autism, and funky looking puzzle pieces – sometimes blue, sometimes multi-colored all over the place.  Let’s face it - almost every cause has a day or a month…