Emily Suess

Author. Zentangle enthusiast. Brain cancer haver.

Chemo Week 2 Update

Chemo Week 2 Update

The only reason I'm writing this is because I need to stay upright for a few minutes. I skipped the ondansetron (anti-nausea) this morning thinking I would be just fine... And I was wrong about that. On Monday I saw the oncologist and learned that I am not on a 28-day...

Chemo Season 3 Trailer

Yesterday, a giant box arrived at the house. Inside the box was a Styrofoam cooler. And inside the cooler was a waterproof bag. And inside the bag were two paper sacks and inside the sacks were all...

Brain Cancer Update and House Plans

Before the brain cancer update, first things the first: Chapter 23 of Who You Gonna Believe is up for Patrons. Read it now. The past couple of weeks have been eventful, just not so much in my online life. Mom came to our house here in Urbana to help us with...

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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