It had been preoccupying me for weeks. It was embarrassing, unexpected and probably meant nothing, I thought. As my doctor’s hand clasped the doorknob, I finally sought reassurance. “I feel like I’ve been gaining weight,” I mumbled … Read more […]
It was a lazy morning. My dad had made banana pancakes, I sat in the den devouring them, entranced by Saturday cartoons. As I watched Road Runner speed through the desert, my heart suddenly started to flutter – frantic hummingbird […]
I am happy to share my essay has been published in the fall issue of Northwestern Magazine. You can read here.
“Oh God,” groaned my senior resident, grimacing and hiding her nose in the crook of her elbow as she pulled off the patient’s soaked sticky bandage. “We’re going to have to chop your foot off,” she said, turning toward the […]
“And oh, um, I feel like I’ve been gaining weight,” I said hesitantly. The doctor was about to exit, her hand on the doorknob, “But it’s just in my belly.” After the usual questions and admonitions, a brief […]