novel concepts

It’s both a good sign – in many, many ways – and also very frustrating that I’m actually in a ‘let’s get working on this story’ frame of mind right now, when, for all practical intents and purposes, it ought to be my bedtime right now. And experimenting with caffeinated beverages again over the past … Continue reading novel concepts

on mental health

For quite some time, I’ve been aware that I probably need counseling, or therapy, or whatever you want to call it. As much as I have unhealthy intestines, I also have a brain that doesn’t cooperate at times, and it’s only been in the past year or so that I’ve acknowledged that this is probably … Continue reading on mental health

where did normal go?

I’ve been meaning to do a video post, just for kicks, and because hey, why not bring some roguish Kiwi charm to the colitis and literature discussion table? But that’s not tonight, because I’m suddenly feeling spectacularly sore, and am hour by hour convincing myself that I am getting more and more of a prednisone … Continue reading where did normal go?

and habit-forming

And a quick health related post as well, because shit’s been going down! Kind of! Well, to be honest, it hasn’t been anything that wasn’t already expected. I went in for an appointment on Tuesday, with the nurse and doc running the trial I’m on. Hypothetically, it was for my next dose of the drug, … Continue reading and habit-forming

angry birds

And by birds, I mean the evil ones that live in my large intestine! And by evil birds in my large intestine, I mean pain in my large intestine! What tomfoolery! So. Here’s where I’m at, colitis-wise, at quarter to ten on November 28th, 2012, approximately two years since being diagnosed. OW. FUCK. BLOOD. OW. … Continue reading angry birds