Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Catherine Lanser

  • Familial food

    Catherine Lanser Madison, Wisconsin, USA     The author’s father cooking in the kitchen before his stroke. My brother Rick’s house was warm with the scent of food. He had made huge pans of lasagna to comfort my family a few weeks after my dad’s stroke. My mom, eight siblings, in-laws, nieces, and nephews sat…

  • Discovering migraines

    Catherine Lanser Madison, Wisconsin, United States   My headaches started after my first period when I was a freshman in high school. They were dull, daily, aching headaches that were manageable. I usually just took some acetaminophen and they went away. But none had been as bad as the one gripping me on one memorable…