How do you Deal with Feeling Different at School

I knew I was different, of course I had to, even at age 7. There I was perfectly normal, and the next thing I know I am unable to make it to the bathroom and having accidents in school. How humiliating! I was weak, frail, and took loads of pills every day. I missed school often, due to medical tests …

5 Ways to Stay Sane in the Hospital

I have a few different theories for this since I spent so much time in the hospital at so many different ages I want to share them all with you. As a child….. To pass the time when I was not too ill to do anything, I would spend a lot of time playing and doing crafts with the play …

How do you handle the pain?

I can only remember that I was always having terrible pains, but thank god as time goes on the memory is less and less vivid. What I can recall is that the pain was constant, and very very severe. As young as I was, it was something I still had to deal with. I would get stomach cramps and double …

What is the toughest part about growing up sick?

Because I was so young when I first became ill, (age 8), I had to go through childhood and my teen years with lots and lots of problems. I was too weak to play for long periods of time and to even take gym class. It was a combination of being sick or always recovering from some kind of surgery. …

What This Book Means to Me

This book has been in my thoughts for so many years prior to my actually writing it, that it feels a bit weird to be just about there. I didn’t expect to have the urge to write my story until I was much older and “retired”. But I soon found myself in my early 40’s and not working after selling …