Mad Melvina

Flapper, Filosopher, Flaneur. about.me/madmelvina


The time bomb in my head

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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…


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.

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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…