Story archives - tag: "sickness"


While everyone else threw their caps in the air for graduation, I sat and worried that my mom wouldn't still be alive when I got back to the hospital.

tags: high school graduation mom death sickness illness hospital [add]

2011-06-02 14:17:05 / Rating: 686.25 /

Dear Sis

I watched her vomit blood for an hour and assured her she was fine because I was too high to drive her to the hospital.

tags: sickness drugs [add]

2010-08-02 16:18:13 / Rating: 362.75 /


Note to self: do not eat raw meat.

tags: worms health sickness [add]

2010-06-25 11:10:46 / Rating: 276 /


We walked into the emergency room looking like the top of a wedding cake and everyone stopped to look.

tags: wedding sickness [add]

2009-11-25 08:40:37 / Rating: 320.25 /


As soon as I heard my father ask 'Why is the toilet seat in bed with her?' that morning, I kicked myself for not checking on my sickly mother the night before.

tags: trauma sickness mom fear [add]

2008-10-13 16:21:24 / Rating: 510 /

for Hannah

How do you pray for a heart for a sick little girl when you know it's like hoping for someone else's child to die?

tags: child sickness death prayer [add]

2008-08-22 17:37:06 / Rating: 1218.75 /


After three years of Alzheimer's ravaging his mind, he looked at me, his 18 year old granddaughter, and asked, "Are you mad at me mommy?"

tags: sad life sickness mental illness Alzheimer's [add]

2008-06-04 10:07:17 / Rating: 924 /


I went to the doctor to find out why I had cold that wouldn't go away and a cut that wouldn't stop bleeding, and I left with several appointments for chemotherapy.

tags: sickness leukemia cancer [add]

2007-08-24 16:32:46 / Rating: 698.75 /