Emily Suess

Author. Zentangle enthusiast. Brain cancer haver.

Viewers Like You

Viewers Like You

I'm stealing one from the PBS station playbook and asking for support from viewers like you.  It's time to renew site hosting. While I won't have to take this puppy offline if I don't get help, it is $200 annually to run this blog. That's a good chunk o' change...

For Peace

For Peace

If you haven't heard of Aaron Bushnell by now, please know that even the blurred video is disturbing. Google with caution. I'm having a hard time reconciling US political rhetoric about the preciousness of life with the willingness of some to dismiss what's happening...

Viewers Like You

I'm stealing one from the PBS station playbook and asking for support from viewers like you.  It's time to renew site hosting. While I won't have to take this puppy offline if I don't get help,...

Emotional Switches

I let myself be sad today. Which is a breakthrough of sorts. Over the years, I have flipped some emotional switches to try and stem feelings of fear and anxiety and anger.  I know. Danger, Will...

Viewers Like You

I'm stealing one from the PBS station playbook and asking for support from viewers like you.  It's time to renew site hosting. While I won't have to take this puppy offline if I don't get help, it is $200 annually to run this blog. That's a good chunk o' change...

What I Need

Here's what I find frustrating about my predicament: if I over-explain people get bored and irritated and wish I'd just say what I need. If I just say what I need, I'm too bossy and not appreciative enough. In the absence of other people with brain tumors and TBIs, I...

Happy Valentine’s Day, I Guess

Happy Valentine's Day to all who buy into this commercial holiday that might have origins in animal cruelty and domestic violence. I was reluctant to share this Zentangle video of mine after being punished by the government for making enough money for us to stay...

Medicaid Cuts

I'm going to preface this post on Medicaid Cuts by saying this: if you don't get it, that's not my problem. I don't have the energy to help you understand why this matters on a larger, political scale. If you offer me worthless advice in the comments, I will reply...

It’s Been One Week

It's been one week since you looked at meCocked your head to the side and said, "I'm angry" ---my excised lymph node, probably One week ago today was the biopsy. I don't have any answers yet. It's no secret that patience is not a strength of mine, but in this...

Pathology’s Back

The pathology report for my lymph node biopsy came back benign. And although I didn't want more cancer, I do want to know what the hell is wrong. As things stand, I feel like I underwent another invasively complicated procedure for nothing. I don't know if anyone who...

Biopsy and Other Updates

All I've got are some random updates. I'm LegXercise-ing today, but for a very short time. I have this instinctive tendency to curl up in the fetal position all the time due to anxiety, and now that I have a wound, it really takes willpower to open up physically....

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