8/11/2008

because it's all about me

For those of you dropping by from dooce.com, welcome! :)

Like Heather, I was raised Mormon, grew up in the South, and am married to Jo(h)n. Unlike Heather, I'm a hippie Quaker living in the OC with my two teenage kids (CatGirl and GameBoy).

Twenty-five years ago I lost my right leg to bone cancer. Five months ago I got an antibiotic-resistant infection in my lower left leg, and I've been fighting to keep that one ever since.

I like gardening, cabaret punk, and my favorite black sweater. I tend to find the oddest things in my cleavage.

16 comments:

Cait said...

So happy to have found you. I will be coming back to read more. would love for you to visit our site...TheGimpygirls.com. Good luck with your recovery. I have experience with 'what has to be done".

Numismatist Facts said...

Wow, powerful blog. I will be following your progress and sending good wishes your way.

redsaid said...

I second numismatist's Wow! Your stunning writing takes my breath away. What an amazing gift you have!

Magpie said...

fabulous blog! Your writing is so inspiring. I've been sitting reading all morning. I discovered you via dooce :) Best of luck for your recovery, you sound like a very strong lady.

ruffian said...

Thanks Dooce~I do so love good writing !

Megan said...

I gotta thank dooce also - this is a great blog and is now on my daily lists

Linda said...

I popped in from Dooce.com yesterday and wasn't able to stop reading! Thank you for the background info that you posted today - I've added you to my favorites and will check back often!

Katelynn said...

I agree with the pp... I found you via dooce, and haven't been able to stop reading. Thanks!

Lisa Guidarini said...

I used to think Quakers were terribly uptight until I made a friend who's Quaker. I guess it's the oatmeal box dude who gives the religion its reputation. He should really open up his shirt and let us see his chest hair. If he sowed a few wild oats (sorry) more people would realize the Quakers are a cool bunch.

Oh, and I'm another who came here thanks to Dooce!

Lisa

Kelly Mae said...

Hi Jana. I am really enjoying your writing. I also found you via dooce. I experienced an infection in 2003 after my C-section with twins that required twice daily packings. I really feel for the pain that you are going through. Thank you so much for sharing. Stay strong! Sending positive thoughts your way.

~Kelly

minxlj said...

I'm so glad for dooce.com pointing me here - I'm hooked on your insightful and lovely writing, and your stunning photos :-)

scrapper al said...

Thank you, Dooce, for spreading the word.

I'm so glad I found your blog. Inspiring, enjoyable reads, even the painful stuff. Thanks for the history in a nutshell. Best wishes for your recovery.

Leslie HK said...

I am stopping by from Dooce and I appreciate the primer on you! I adore what I've been reading and I look forward to more. I, like Dooce, am a recovered Mormon and I, like Dooce, still have many family members active. I will still ferociously defend the Church when faced with ignorance although my faith left it long ago. Thank you for your insights and sharing your experiences. What a gift!

Donna said...

I'm another arrival via Dooce, another Quaker, another person with a disability - thanks for the great writing; I'm sorry I didn't start reading sooner, and I'm wishing you luck!

God's Guitar Girl said...

I, too, found you via Dooce and look forward to following you now. I'm not a Quaker but am always interested in learning more about people, what they believe, what makes them tick.

See you again soon!

Jordan Deatherage said...

hello, just stumbled upon you via dooce. lovely writing!