July-A Month in Review

I really can’t believe July is almost over. It’s been a month for the books, that much is true. So let’s review. Continue reading “July-A Month in Review”

The Road to Gluten Free

2012 was the year my health started its journey to hell in a hand basket. I’ve talked about all of my other chronic illnesses on the blog so far, but have left this one for last, I think because it’s actually the one I think about the least; I’ve had it the longest, so I’m just very used to having it by now that I don’t think about it much. But here is my diagnosis story. Continue reading “The Road to Gluten Free”

Nocturnal Musings #1

imageCan’t sleep. Painsomnia again. I guess part of the reason that Thursday was such a good pain day for me is because I literally spent 23 hours in bed. It just happens once every week or two as a result of my body rebelling against life, so of course I wasn’t in pain since I wasn’t up at all. But since I was moving about the house yesterday, now my pain is ramping up again, keeping me awake into the wee hours. I apologize that this is going to be very stream of consciousness, but I’m just holing up in the guest bedroom trying to distract myself until the pain meds kick in. Continue reading “Nocturnal Musings #1”

For the Least of These

In 2004, at the age of 19, I felt called by the Lord to sponsor a child through Compassion International. I had no idea where to start, so I hopped on the website and started looking for a child to sponsor. It wasn’t long before I came across little Heybi, a 9-year old child from Honduras. I instantly knew she was the one for me. Continue reading “For the Least of These”

“That’s the thing about pain…”

“…it demands to be felt.” The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Fabulous book. Just don’t read it when you’re sitting in the hospital pharmacy on the floor below where kids are actually dying of cancer. Makes it a tad more depressing.

But I honestly don’t even know where to start when it comes to my own experience with chronic pain, which is any pain lasting more than three months.Β The intention of this blog is to raise awareness about such things, but I’m going to be honest and say my own experience is so overwhelming I don’t know what to say. I’ve been experiencing chronic pain for two years now, you’d think I’d have some commentary. Continue reading ““That’s the thing about pain…””