Category Archives: Self care is sexy

On reentry: or life after the ferns.

I’ve been home from my summer in the Michigan woods for 4 whole days now- just long enough to dig the dirt from under my nails, settle back in with the assorted critters, and work like a banshee (appropriately enough: … Continue reading

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Radio Silence

Well, it seems clear that between my teaching and my more-than-full-time job here, there won’t be much blog action this summer. I promise to return with all your favorite farm animals in late August. I’ll be sleeping in a tent, … Continue reading

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The Colonoscopy, part 2: No legally-binding decisions and no shopping online

It’s sort of magical. You’re there, then you’re not there, then you wake up. I always ask when we’re going to be starting, it’s always already over. A little blip, like time travel, and meanwhile they’ve been inserting cameras up my butt, taking samples and pictures, removing polyps. Continue reading

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Hooray! I’m having a colonoscopy! (part 1: the prep)

I’m having a colonoscopy on Monday. And, as it happens, a pregnancy test. No, I’m not 50 yet, nor is there anything particularly wrong. I’m also not pregnant. You see, I have Crohns Disease, have since my 20s, and thus … Continue reading

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