Emily Suess

Author. Zentangle enthusiast. Brain cancer haver.

Thank You for Being a Friend

Thank You for Being a Friend

Fun fact: I can sing the entire Golden Girls theme from start to finish. When Dad died at the end of March, I went to stay with my mom for about a week. Grief kept us wide awake at night and utterly exhausted. So we started watching reruns of The Golden Girls until we...

Thoughts from Treatment Limbo

Today's featured image is a picture of Boomer and me at my mom and dad's during my first round of treatment in 2017. It's not quite 60 °F here, and there's a gentle rain falling this morning. We...

Still Hangin’ In

I actually wrote what follows a few days ago and then forgot to hit publish. *** I have a had a few more days to process things, and I am feeling physically and mentally better. I always prefer to feel more empowered than less, so I've been taking care of things that...

Loss, Brain MRI #21, and Other Hard Shit

Good Lord a lot has happened since my last post, and advanced warning: this one is not going to be my feel-good entry of the year. When we last left off, I was promoting my second-annual, read-it-for-free-in-March promo for Who You Gonna Believe. That went reasonably...

Birthday Stuff(ED)

I'm averaging 1.67 pieces of birthday cake a day right now. Because when it's my time, I don't want to have any regrets. 😀 Yesterday, I went to a Zentangle class on Zoom. It almost didn't happen because our internet has been so sketchy lately. But luckily the cable...

No End in Sight

Hello, and happy Tuesday! A few months ago, I was interviewed by Brianne Benness for the No End in Sight podcast. No End in Sight is about living with chronic illness, and for episode 72, I had the opportunity to talk to Brianne about brain cancer, misdiagnosis, and...

Disunion Station by Emily Suess

Disunion Station by Emily Suess There's a white man in a dark suit. He's immaculately dressed, wearing the finest silk tie, a matching pocket square, and hand-tooled wingtips. In one hand he holds a pipe, and in the other hand a pocketwatch. He's resting in a fancy...

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