Over the past week I've begun to mentally and physically prepare for surgery and for life without a stomach. One of the most encouraging things I'm finding are all the people who keep sending me stories, articles and blog posts by others who have undergone this surgery for HGDC. One of the most encouraging articles … Continue reading Git’ in mah’ belly!
I've been getting endoscopies every single year since I was about 12 years old, and without a stomach, this might very well have been the last endoscopy I'll ever need. As I am now apart of the research studying this cancer gene and prophylactic (preventative) gastrectomies (surgically removing the stomach), I'm now going through the … Continue reading Union Jack for Endoscopies and the Farewell Stomach Tour
Let me start this blog post with a couple reassurances to put your hearts at ease: 1. I'm not dying. 2. I'm not leaving my position. I do, however, have some things that have been going on in my life that I wanted to catch people up on. While it seems a little impersonal, I … Continue reading Gut checks, the Good News about My Health and FAQ’s
I appreciate old churches, particularly old Catholic churches with stained glassed windows and sacred art. My senior year in college I spent a lot of time at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, first because it's free, second, because it's inspiring. My favorite part of the museum is their massive collection of Byzantium and the … Continue reading An Hour with Karl Barth: Off the Stained Glass Windows
In an attempt to take my brain off life support I've been slowly diving into reading theology again. It's almost like re-learning a language you haven't used since high school, but it comes back pretty quick. One of the theologians that I wanted to come back to is Karl Barth and specifically his book Evangelical … Continue reading An Hour with Karl Barth: Wonder