Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

Buzzcut II

I rush upstairs to the bathroom to study my reflection in the mirror on the medicine cabinet door. I’m excited to see my new buzz cut. I’d wanted one ever since the surgeries, but Gaye, my hairdresser, kept refusing. Finally, more than two years into my recovery, to my delight, she agreed to do it. … Read more

No Drool Zone

I don’t drool, nor do I run into trees. I’m lucky that way.I could have easily been there—drooling and running into trees. There are approximately a dozen clusters of malformed blood vessels, cavernous angiomas, scattered in my brain. A couple of them hemorrhaged, mucking my life up royally. Side-effects from the bleeds included seizures, crippling … Read more