Mad Melvina

Flapper, Filosopher, Flaneur. about.me/madmelvina


The time bomb in my head

*see update


I am forty-seven years old and I have a brain aneurysm. At 11mm it is considered medium-sized. It has an irregular shape, called a…


If I died right now: May 13, 2015

Early tomorrow morning, I’m having a brain angiogram to check on my badass aneurysms. A stent repaired the large one, so they check it periodically to make…


If I Died Right Now: May 3, 2015

11:15am

I’m in an Oakland apartment waiting for a coffee delivery. They would be chagrined that no one was answering the door. There are…


If I died right now: April 29, 2015

2am.

There are approximately twenty Starburst wrappers in a pile next to the bed, a few on my blanket, an empty turkey jerky package…

Publications edited by Mad Melvina

Thoughts about death and dying

Navigating life after heartbreak and loss


It’s Not About Her Ex: A Trans Partner’s Story*


*Originally published at www.myhusbandbetty.com on October 16, 2014.


I forgive my former abuser. Here’s why.

Recently, after over ten years, I was finally able to let go of my hatred and forgive my abusive ex-husband (I refer to this experience in another…


If I died right now

The loose ends


My angiogram site is still bandaged.

The bathroom is a mess. The floors could use a vacuum and a broom.


The time bomb in my head

*see update


I am forty-seven years old and I have a brain aneurysm. At 11mm it is considered medium-sized. It has an irregular shape, called a…