About Emily Suess

In February 2017, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. (A grade II diffuse astrocytoma on my brain stem if the details interest you.) Forced to quit my 9 to 5 as a technical copywriter, I underwent brain surgery to biopsy the tumor and radiation and chemotherapy to try and beat it into submission. It shrank a little, but the damn thing is still sitting there and considered inoperable.

Fun facts about me: I live in Metro-East St. Louis (Edwardsville, Illinois) with my husband Dan and my cats Izzy and Oliver. I have a Zentangle tutorial YouTube channel called Emily Suess Zentangles. I’ve been a medical marijuana user since 2016. I love edibles and crock pot cannabutter.

Who You Gonna Believe

A few years ago, I released my diagnosis story on Patreon—one chapter at a time. It’s the infuriatingly funny webserial tale of how being married to a jerk prepared me for being gaslit about brain cancer.

WYGB is available to read here on emilysuess.com and Substack. Both are free unless you want to pay; it’s just a matter of which experience you prefer. You can binge the whole thing here right now or subscribe to once-a-month emails from Substack.

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