Living with PMS That Makes You Want to Die | Broadly

Dear God, I’d totally forgotten there was a name for such a nightmarish experience. All those hundreds of suicide attempts, the inexplicable hunger, rage, and depression. The never-ending panic attacks. Wanting to cut my organs out. Being misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder. Every female disorder seemed to have hit me: endometriosis, PCOS, and PMDD. I can’t […]

Worrying About That Painful Lump On Your Breast?

Warning: You might see a nipple in the following shots. Thank goodness this isn’t Facebook. But this is important and since two of my cuts are near my nipple it behooves me to include it. It’s been a while. There’s a very good reason for that. I’ve been working, playing, and a bit high on […]

Watch “Endometriosis” on YouTube

This is a fantastic visual of what’s going on inside the body when endo and PCOS strike. They go over some treatments as well. Right now I’m in line to have some of my nerves cut because of the pain. I’ve thankfully avoided having a hysterectomy so far. The doctors never told me why but […]

#AdultSexEdMonth: The Clitoris – Let’s #GetCliterate!

Ahh, my other great passion: all things sexual. Even though many of my characters are something other than human (hence the term Others) I have always done my best to depict the realities of sexuality, including the astoundingly and glaringly absent fact in most media: different people like different things, even at different times! As […]

Scientists have built artificial neurons that fully mimic human brain cells – ScienceAlert

So I kind of lied. I love nerdy stuff, too. And this is the beginning of a beautiful breakthrough. It has implications for health, quality of life, and the author even thinks it could lead to artificial improvements to our brain power. That would all be pretty amazing. But first, they’ll need to shrink it. […]

Begin Again

I had yet another surgery yesterday. I think this makes it my sixth total. I’m recovering. I have to resume the daily trips in once more for dressing changes (and deal with the fresh, singeing pain all over again) but the thing about undergoing traumatic experiences is that you become more solid in the knowledge […]