Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Little About History On The Author

I have never know a way of life that did not require pain. I have suffered from migraines since at least first grade, most likely since birth. I have had surgeries and other treatments, not to mention an entire range of doctors come and look at me. 
For the past nearly nine years, I have not had a single moment without pain, as I have Status Migrainous and Basilar Migraine. Pain is my constant companion, friend, and nightmare. There are times when life is good and I am able to do the things that make me happy. But there are also times when I am disabled by the chronic pain, and it is then that I become a different person. 
I'm slowly coming out of the shell I lived in for 3.5 years. I'm beginning to make friends and live life again. It's not easy, but I'm learning how to live with the pain.

I identify with the fabeled Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. He and I have seen two very different worlds, and while each one is good, neither one alone can be the best.

When you're way up high and you're on your own
In a world like none that you've ever known
Where the sky is lead and the earth is stone
You're free to do whatever pleases you
Exploring things you'd never dare
'Cause you don't care....
And your heart is lead and your stomach stone
And you're really scared being all alone
And it's then that you miss all the things you've known
And the world you've left and the little you own
The fun is done...
And you think of all of the things you've seen
And you wish that you could live in between
And you're back again only different than before
After the sky

~excerpts from Stephen Sondheim's Giants in the Sky

I can't work a 'normal' job because of my migraines. I am, however, an aspiring children's and young adult author. When I can, I work on editing my novel, and am currently waiting for a response from a publisher about my children's book.

And now it's time for me to go lie down until my doctor's appointment this afternoon.

Quantum in me fuit,


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