Emily Suess

Author. Zentangle enthusiast. Brain cancer haver.

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...

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...

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...

Bullet Journal: Plan with Me February 2021

January hasn't gone all that swimmingly so far, and seeing how there are only a few days left I think it's safe to say that it's not going to redeem itself. But onward we go. I'm trying another month of bullet journaling, and I'll just see where it takes me. It's time...

MRI #20: The N@zi in the Waiting Room

On Monday night, I had my twentieth brain MRI. It was just another routine scan to see if there were any changes in the malignant tumor on my brain stem, but the outpatient hospital visit was more distressing than usual. And I mean aside from the pandemic protocols...

January 10, 2021

For the Record Why? He doesn't want the job. Why doesn't he just tell the world "I didn't want to be responsible for all you suckers and losers anyway," and walk away. I wonder how many in my extended family are white supremacists. I know who the proud ones are. I...

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