Tagged with Emory

Water Under The Bridge

Water Under The Bridge

I took a hiatus from writing here at Grey Matter Life that wasn’t planned. We took a 5 week road trip this summer and I wrote about it over here, school started and life has been a little busy to say the least. Writing didn’t happen although I’ve had plenty to say. Just after the … Continue reading

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

I had an MRI Tuesday; a routine, scheduled three-month magical magnetic adventure that’s become a routine event in our lives while simultaneously challenging our emotional and mental stability at every turn. It isn’t easy for anyone and it’s become apparent how challenging it is for the kiddos. They are getting older and have become more … Continue reading

Three Words

Three Words

It matters to me that you look at my chart before you walk into the room. I appreciate that you use my name and look me in the eyes. You remember my sense of humor, how many children I have and that I am a writer. I’m a frequent flier MRI patient and you know … Continue reading

Clean, Clear & Stable

Clean, Clear & Stable

Good news today… The Piece of Shit has been behaving itself since we last gave it a look. We are so pleased that it is being so cooperative. My MRI this morning revealed two very important things. One… there has been no tumor growth. Two… my brain is still in there. Whew! What a relief. … Continue reading

Better Or Worse. Same Or Different

Better Or Worse. Same Or Different

A kiss last week. Just a kiss in the kitchen. Nothing more and nothing less. While the boys pretended to vomit and laugh, they watched Paul and I in a moment we’ve repeated thousands of times throughout our relationship.    However, it was the first time I’d ever paused to consider what, if anything, was … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day

“Piece of shit is not there.” For those who may not follow or need a translation, this means that my MRI today was clean. It also means that my medical team shares and appreicates my sense of humor which is as equally wonderful as the six words above. Onward we go back into our life in-between and we thank you for all your support! … Continue reading

Hope Springs Forth

Today is a very exciting day. A day I’ve been watching on the horizon as it slowly made its way closer. As a patient, it’s a day I’ve eagerly awaited to arrive for what it represents and a moment I’ve been eager to see happen for selfish reasons. Reasons I hope never come to fruition, yet are a part of our reality, … Continue reading

CNN Human Factor Blog Post

CNN Human Factor Blog Post

Below is the blog post I wrote for the CNN Human Factor piece that aired this morning. You can find it here as well. ******** June 20, 2007 we began living a new life. In a brief moment, the world stopped spinning and a resounding smack signaled the closure of the life we knew. Nothing … Continue reading

Our CNN Debut

The CNN piece is a wrap. Baby Harper joined our ranks a mere 36 hours after filming and the last words from my interview with Sanjay were uttered. Photos have been taken, my blog has been written and submitted to the editors and the producers have pieced it all together. Now we count down the minutes. It’s … Continue reading

The Interview

The Interview

Is a wrap! I can officially put my feet up, relax and count the remaining days until we welcome ‘lil miss on Aug. 8th. 11 days to be exact… What? You think I’m counting or something?  CNN will be back visiting us in the Hospital on delivery day to get some images to wrap the story, but … Continue reading

Summing It Up

Summing It Up

They came, we conquered and I’m exhausted beyond words. So tired, in fact, that I haven’t even been able to motivate to write this as I’ve been admiring my swollen ankles and actually taking naps! That’s tired folks. I’ve actually embraced the state of being lazy and damn it is a beautiful place! 12 days and counting… then no more … Continue reading

Coming Clean

In light of the chaos that ensued yesterday which ultimately necessitated my being admitted to the hospital, my ability to maintain a secret neatly bundled in a private package has suddenly gotten more difficult.  Yesterday was the second time I participated in Emory’s Doctor for a Day. A program for corporate and community leaders to … Continue reading

Unexpected Monday Discoveries

In the midst of an unrelated online search this morning, I came upon myself. How ’bout them apples!   Funny thing is that I didn’t even know the piece was out there. I’ve done a few interviews and a photo shoot over the past 9 months relating to my diagnosis, our journey with my brain tumor … Continue reading