Posts for chronic illness

The Distance Between Fear and Hope

General/Column February 24, 2020

My hands grip the wheel tight as we drive on Herndon Ave. “Come on, come on, come on,” I say to the…

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In Sickness and Solidarity

In Mother Words Blog January 31, 2020

My aching spine tenses for a moment at the angry car horn. I’ve dragged my painful, sloppy jumble of bones,…

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Empty Rooms

In Mother Words Blog September 13, 2019

                                              I’m sitting on the floor of my closet on a Tuesday afternoon, crying into the darkness. My back is…

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Mothering For the Chronically Ill

General/Column October 23, 2017

It’s the Christmas before Kate’s second birthday. We stand in the cold night air, fingers curled around the metal bars…

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