Monkey Bars, Gremlins, & Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness

I failed at the monkey bars. Remember those things? When I was a kid, they taunted me. Gym class, recess, and after school, I would try, over and over, to hang on to each bar long enough to get to the next one. I never could. Over the years, the monkey bars became symbolic of all the things I somehow … Read More

About Suffering


About Suffering

“Do you suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome?” Another coach asked me this question and I laughed. I’m not kidding, I did! But it’s such a serious question, about a serious topic. Why the heck would I LAUGH??? Because her question already told me what she expected me to say. Because the two things – illness and suffering – are assumed … Read More