Category Archives: raw writings

The Dos and Don’ts of Talking to Disabled People

Upon first glance, people don’t often know that I have a disability. I “look” normal. A closer glance would reveal the odd quirks and features of my body. The way my arms and legs curve, the scars scattered across my … Continue reading

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Hollow

Matt left for Regina at 3am. I woke up to the sound of an engine in the driveway. I shook Matt awake, knowing his ride was here. I saw him off, thankful I’d actually woken up in time to do … Continue reading

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Reservations About Solo Parenting

There are two days until Matt leaves for a month. I can’t express how much I’m going to miss his company, his presence in the house we share. I can’t express how much I am going to miss having his … Continue reading

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How [Chronic] Pain Is Ruining My Life [Today]

I’m having a very bad, no good, terrible day. My pain levels are high, extremely so. In addition to the after surgery pains and the pain of having staples and stitches tugging on my tender skin, it’s damp outside. Dampness … Continue reading

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Precedence

The other day, I called my specialist office to see if they’d had a chance to look over my MRI. They had, and the tumour on my heel is “benign”. I already assumed that, as MHE is described as having … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, there was a girl. She was very active in the blogging community, and she blogged daily about the adventures she had and the innermost thoughts of her mind and heart. This girl bared her whole heart … Continue reading

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With a Heavy Heart

Last week, I learned some devastating news. Yet another one of my old high school friends had passed away. Gordon was one of those guys that was friendly and sweet to everyone. We first met in Shop class in grade … Continue reading

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