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Month: July 2016

The Road to Gluten Free

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.

Nocturnal Musings #1

Nocturnal Musings #1

Can’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…

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For the Least of These

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.

“That’s the thing about pain…”

“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. The intention of this blog is to raise awareness about…

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Great is Your Faithfulness

Great is Your Faithfulness

Just wanted to post a quick update about how I’m doing since we’ve been home for a week now. My incisions are healing well. I’m still using Steri-Strips on them so they’ll heal nice and flat. The “stab wounds,” as they are called in the operative report (I’m actually not kidding) are almost closed, just a little weepy still. Umbilical incision is still a bit swollen, but also almost closed. That one is still the most painful whenever I bump…

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A Letter to the 12-year-old me, who doesn’t know she has endo…

A Letter to the 12-year-old me, who doesn’t know she has endo…

Dear Little 💛ribbonrx, This is you, from the future. I know that seems kind of strange, but I wanted to give you this special opportunity, brought to you by an alien known as The Doctor (see that Blue Police Box in the backyard?) to let you know that everything is going to be ok and to tell you about something really important.

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