At Dr. Fisher’s office, his nurse, Paula, weighs me and takes a blood pressure reading. It’s so alarming, she takes it again. Still high. Normally, it’s in the healthy range. Normally, I don’t worry quite so much. Maybe the discussion on surgery will calm me down. Dr....
https://media.giphy.com/media/l2Je66zG6mAAZxgqI/giphy.mp4 On our first date, my late husband Tom talked about cancer the whole time. It almost did him in; I’d come away bored and depressed. He’d taken me to an Italian place, nice enough to have white...
I live, hike, and write in Salt Lake City.
I write mostly about losses of all kinds: grief, illness, coming from a messed-up family—and making a good life regardless of how rough the raw material is.