Eyes on the Prize

It has been a long, excruciating 7 weeks since my last Still Waters post. Seven weeks filled with some blissful highs and frightening lows; there has been an over abundance of vomiting, tears, wet-to-dry wound changes, shots, pills, unrelenting pain and overwhelming sadness, but also, overwhelming love and support. Following my major surgery on November 6, I spent the next 23 days (the first 7 … Continue reading Eyes on the Prize

Farewell, Captain!

“I am the captain now.” These are the commanding words I imagined my pancreas saying to me as it reared its ugly tail and stared me down. Clearly, I was in a state of delirium from unrelenting pain, nevertheless, this encounter felt very real. I had seen previews for the movie Captain Phillips and pictured my pancreas in the role of the hijacker Somali pirate … Continue reading Farewell, Captain!