Family

Well now here’s a pickle. Christine, my case manager, called the day before Thanksgiving. Sadly, this was not to wish me a happy holiday. She …

I’m sitting in an office at the clinical trial location bored out of my mind. The battery on my phone is low so I can’t …

I am in another ALZ study. This is an actual longitudinal study—no mystery pill or mystery procedure. They just contact me once a year and …

NUMBER 9 I no longer qualify for long term care insurance. If I had applied last year—no problem. Now, the agent I was discussing this …

The Best Villains

  A friend of mine was looking for a suitable villain for her story and sent out a FB request for ideas. Aside from “My …

My blood pressure is normal! Best side effect ever. I have struggled with low blood pressure all my life, the kind of stand-up-too-fast-and-faint blood pressure. …

TAKING THINGS FROM LIFE

A long time ago, I was lucky enough to take one playwrighting course and two play production courses from Edward Albee when he taught at …

ALZ study, visit 7

My rational brain has looked at the odds and decided to be proactive and not worry about the far future. I’m not sure my body …

This was the day that I met with the doctor. This was the day that I found out if I qualified for the study, if …

This is the big one, the PET scan, the one that tells me if I have plaques and tangles in my brain. I am anxious. …

Have you ever reached a moment while reading a story when you suddenly stop and say to yourself, “Wait! Pay attention. This is important.” Something …

The next phase of the study is to have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of my head. Bear in mind, I’m not yet in the …