A Little Bit of Normal

First off, massive thanks to all the sistahs out there who commented, shared their stories, and provided excellent advice on my last post about lipotransfer. Once again, I am touched and profoundly grateful for the way that our cyber community steps up to help one another. Without this support, from the beginning of my own […]

Help & Helplessness

October 3, 2013. Some of you may not know that I once had aspirations to become a rock star. I didn’t, but failing that, I’ve been known to rewrite song lyrics, sort of like a female Al Yankovic (Allie Yankovic?), except maybe not as weird. A few years back, I was feeling particularly musical, so […]

Not As Deep Down: Crabby Is The New Sane

Kiss My Derriere There are, in fact, times when feeling bitchy is a sign of progress, such as after spending weeks or months feeling numb, for instance. Call it apathy, lethargy, atrophy or entropy, but that state of unrelieved inertia is one of the hallmark symptoms of depression. Well, at least my depression anyway. When […]

Deep Down

Shadows & Fog Let me tell you something. The next time you find out that someone you know has wrangled with clinical depression and come out the other side intact, immediately offer your sincerest congratulations. Because you are in the presence of heroic courage. You are in the presence of someone who has waged a […]