Category Archives: Personal

On Faith and Fear

Welp. Been a while. I’ve wanted to write for a long time. Even roughed out some blog posts. But I couldn’t settle on what to write. An explanation for my absence (short answer: health problems)? A mission statement? Random observations?

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Franklyn and the Problem of Pain

“Religion is deemed by the commoners as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” This quote opens the movie Franklyn, a thoughtful look at the problem of pain and how people attempt to deal with … Continue reading

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On Hugo, Clockworks, and Uselessness

Don’t know why I’m writing this (actually, dictating). Don’t even know what I’m writing. It started off as a review of the movie Hugo, and turned into something else. In the movie, Hugo, from his vantage point at the top … Continue reading

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Adventures in Methotrexate – Going Full Dork

As mentioned in my last post, I failed the steroid taper for my idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome. My physicians and I therefore opted to add on a steroid sparing agent to help control inflammation, allowing my steroid dose to be … Continue reading

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How to Fail a Steroid Taper in Five Easy Steps

If you’ve read my “Not Dead!” post, you’ll know that this past year I have been struggling with a condition called orbital pseudotumor, AKA (also known as) ocular myositis, AKA idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome.  The fact that it has three … Continue reading

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Not Dead!

Just a quick note to let you all know I’m not dead, although there were times this year when I wished that I were.  I’ve been diagnosed with a condition called Primary Orbital Pseudotumor, and am currently undergoing treatment.  The … Continue reading

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Look, Honey, there’s Aldebaran!

When I was little girl (many, many years ago), my dad used to take me for walks around our apartment complex at night. Sometime we’d talk, sometimes we wouldn’t; but it always made me feel important, getting to stay up … Continue reading

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