As the name implies, ectrodactyly is a prominent feature of EEC. Ectrodactyly just means missing fingers (or toes). If you ask me about it, I'll say that I don't think about ectrodactyly much and that it really hasn't been that big of a deal in my life. Which in some ways is true. It has not caused me much physical … Continue reading Exploring Ectrodactyly with EEC Chick
The year is 1991. Kids really do wear their hair in aqua-net-encased creations of spiked mullets and towering bangs (the grunge wave has not yet reached our suburban landscape). My personal soundtrack consists of anything REM, the Bryan Adams' single "Everything I Do", and Disney's Little Mermaid soundtrack. I think I am turning out to … Continue reading Color Me, Don’t Color Me
Surgery is looming at end of this week like an iceberg on the horizon. (Dramatic, right?) Scheduling surgery as an adult is a weird thing for me. I had so many surgeries as a kid that I just grew accustomed to being told when the next one was and steeling myself for the inevitable. But … Continue reading Full Speed Ahead
For about a week now, I've been 85% deaf (as opposed to my usual 50%). I seem to have acquired an infection or a swelling or some thing which has caused my good ear to feel clogged and useless. I've been walking around feeling like I've just jumped into a swimming pool and the world is … Continue reading Deaf as a post – Part 1
Halloween has never been a favorite day of mine. As a little kid I was unsettled by the fake tombstones and cobwebbed skeletons that adorned my normally pleasant-looking neighborhood. Even now, I don't understand people's fascination with death and gore, like the current zombie craze that affects some of my coworkers. I have lived through experiences … Continue reading H-A-double-L-O, W-double-E-N, spells Halloween!