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Month: November 2016

A Therapeutic Thanksgiving: Coming Home

A Therapeutic Thanksgiving: Coming Home

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving here in America. The real, official start of the holiday season. No one can deny it’s too early for Christmas music any longer! After barely managing to drag myself out of bed Wednesday afternoon, David and I headed to my hometown, a four-hour drive away. Having not been there since May, I was very much looking forward to it. Luckily we had good weather and made good time, despite needing to stop at a rest stop…

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Dear Caregiver: I See You

Dear Caregiver: I See You

Dear Caregiver, You don’t know me. I’m just another nameless face in a crowd of the near dozen people who crowd into your chronically ill child’s hospital room every morning to discuss the plan of care for the day. Generally, you have no need to interact with me and I don’t have much to say to you. I’m just the pharmacist. But I see you.

Pre-Op Day…Again!

Pre-Op Day…Again!

Having three surgeries in four months makes for a lot of pre-op testing. Today was pre-op day for surgery number three in 2016-placement of the Pipeline Embolization Device for my aneurysm. The day began far too early. I went to bed at midnight because my first appointment was at 8:15 am. Unfortunately, I woke up at 3:30 am and couldn’t fall back asleep. I tried going upstairs at 5 am to snuggle with my black kitty Luna on “her” bed,…

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Calling All Followers!

Calling All Followers!

Since things have been getting a little dark around here lately, I want to lighten it up. I currently have 124 followers and many more who read my posts on Facebook and Twitter. So, to make things exciting… I want¬†ALL OF YOU to submit a question (or more) you would like to ask me either by commenting on this blog post or on my Facebook posts. They can be off the wall crazy or serious; it doesn’t matter to me….

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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

I once had a coworker tell me, “We just want the old Laura back.” It was at a time earlier this year when I went on my first continuous leave from work in the hopes that the rest would break the cycle of migraines I had found myself in. Everyone knew that something was wrong and that I wasn’t my usual self. What no one knew then was that it was the beginning of something far more insidious that I…

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Christmas Tree, My Christmas Tree..

Christmas Tree, My Christmas Tree..

“…lit up like a star…” Ok, I know it’s a little bit early. Last year we didn’t put the tree up until the week after Thanksgiving (but only because we ended up having to buy a new tree, so we got one online for 50% off on Thanksgiving, ha!) But I had to do something to make myself happy. I’ve done the tree mostly by myself every year, but I needed David’s help this year. This new tree is very…

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The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Wow. I never expected to be nominated for anything of the sort, but indeed, I have been nominated for (and therefore received) the Versatile Blogger Award by Tracy (aka spooniemom) over at Me, My Spoons & I. I have only been blogging for a few months, but thank you for considering my contribution to the blogosphere to be worth something! The Versatile Blogger Award Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you Include a link to their blog Write a blog…

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Look Back at Me

Look Back at Me

Trigger warning: depression and self harm Last night was a rough night. Not as bad as it could have been. Just some tears and feeling sorry for myself. It’s always worst late at night, especially after David goes to bed (I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve gone to bed before him in the past 6 1/2 years of marriage.) I filled up a couple pages in my journal with my feelings, since writing it…

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Don’t Worry, Be…What?

Don’t Worry, Be…What?

What if I can’t? I can’t stop worrying about the future, even though I know it’s in God’s hands. I’m not sure what He wants me to do, and right now it scares me. I have a huge decision to make that I don’t know if I’m capable of making. I can’t find anything that makes me happy. Things that used to make me happy no longer give me any sense of joy whatsoever. I even put out some Christmas…

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