Author Archives: Annie Dixon

Caregiving and Convenience: If the Shoe Fits

One of the first casualties of taking on the role as my husband’s caregiver was high heels. That’s ironic, since he is the one who convinced me to wear them. From flats to heels Before we met, I always wore flats. It was sneakers and loafers on my own…

My FAQs for aHUS

I like that series of Books for Dummies, authored by experts in various fields. Written for the masses with no experience required, they employ a straightforward vocabulary in an easy-to-follow format. Shakespeare, calculus, cooking, quantum physics, beer, and Ireland are among the subjects tackled in these paperback…

It Could Always Be Worse: My Husband’s Journey to Diagnosis

Five years ago, my husband, Ronald, and I were overwhelmed with financial worries. Our business was struggling thanks to four broken contracts, a leaky roof, and an impatient banker. We worked long hours, juggled credit cards, sold the convertible, chased every lead, and hoped we could save what we…