2013: Loose Ends

That was the end of the notes that I kept documenting my go around with AMN. I wrote the following, today, 2 August 2021, based on what I can remember. Looking at it all in retrospect, it seems like a continuous, drawn-out rollercoaster ride, with high highs, low lows, loop de loops and hairpin turns,Continue reading “2013: Loose Ends”

Am I done? Am I Resting? Something Else?

A strange thing happened to me yesterday. When I was a young man, freshly diagnosed, I was full of vinegar, keen to learn the science and seek out potential cures. Not snake oil, oh no. There plenty of these salespeople to be had. This was not it. I wanted science-based answers. Sadly, there really wasContinue reading “Am I done? Am I Resting? Something Else?”

Beginnings

On Friday February 19, 1965, General William Westmoreland was on the cover of Time Magazine. Closer to home, Ken and Joan Gillespie were in the process of welcoming their second son, Bradley Kent Gillespie into the world. That would be me. From what I am told, I was not the easiest baby. I seemed toContinue reading “Beginnings”

2013: Loose Ends

That was the end of the notes that I kept documenting my go around with AMN. I wrote the following, today, 2 August 2021, based on what I can remember. Looking at it all in retrospect, it seems like a continuous, drawn-out rollercoaster ride, with high highs, low lows, loop de loops and hairpin turns,Continue reading “2013: Loose Ends”

An AMN Role Model that I Can Aspire to Emulate: Tim Maguire

While I have met Tim a few times, and have always liked what I heard, he is a humble man: previous to me stumbling onto this video, I had not idea how far he has taken his acceptance of, and adaptation to, the disease that we share. I encourage everyone to take a look. IContinue reading “An AMN Role Model that I Can Aspire to Emulate: Tim Maguire”

So, What it is really like to have AMN?

So, I know who I am, and what I feel. Of course, I do. So do you, maybe. Nonetheless, many of the things that happen to a body if you decide to test drive a new disease can be uncomfortable, scary and often, embarrassing. Not good, I tell you what. Over time, I gained acceptanceContinue reading “So, What it is really like to have AMN?”