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Month: December 2016

For All That You Have Done

For All That You Have Done

Start humming “Auld Lang Syne.” (Seriously, just work with me here.) “Your grace will never be forgot Your mercy all my life Will be my soul’s forever song My story and my light…” It’s easy for me to sit here and bash 2016 for what a horrendous year it was. I’ve already done a pretty good job of that in my personal journal. I am not yet done grieving the past year and what it did to me. But I…

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Top Posts of 2016: Endo and Tumors and Aneurysms, oh my!

Top Posts of 2016: Endo and Tumors and Aneurysms, oh my!

As the year is (finally!) drawing to a close, I decided to go back and look at some of my old posts to see how life has changed in the past six months since I started this blog. My goal was, and still is, to raise awareness about certain chronic health issues that affect me, including endometriosis, adenomyosis, infertility, depression, self harm, social anxiety, celiac disease, pituitary tumor, and I guess that pesky little aneurysm. Here are my top ten…

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We Wish You A Spoon-ful Christmas!

We Wish You A Spoon-ful Christmas!

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I suppose it’s time to be like everyone else and write about it! I’ll start with Christmas Eve, since that’s when all the action started. The day began quite horribly. I was still wearing the Holter monitor, and it’s a good thing too, because I was extremely symptomatic. I have never had to try so hard in my life to get off the couch. A lot of it was because I hated the…

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Ask A Silly Question…Get an Answer You Don’t Want

Ask A Silly Question…Get an Answer You Don’t Want

Yes, the above photo is real. I took it about two years ago while filling out the questionnaire for our respirator fit tests at work. I thought of it again today when I came across some questions that, while not necessarily odd, certainly made me pause and either shake my head or laugh. And then want to cry. One thing my healthcare system does prior to many appointments is have you fill out a “Pre-Assessment Questionnaire.” Basically it asks you…

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Let It All Come Out

Let It All Come Out

“It’s hard to find motivation to do anything at times like this. It’s hard to cope or to even see through the fog at all when your mind is so focused on something that it wants so much. Recover. Not just physically, but emotionally. Let things settle, and yes, that means let it all out. Grieve. This is a grieving process.”             ~London Blogger Friend London Blogger Friend and I don’t actually know each other….

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Achievement Unlocked!

Achievement Unlocked!

(Ok, I just want to say that I titled this post and wrote the whole thing before I found that picture! Has anything so perfect ever occurred in this world? I can’t stop laughing!)? But! Today a monumental thing occurred. I left the house!? I know, I know, don’t be jealous. But I only left the house because I had a doctor’s appointment with my amazing PCP. Seriously, love her.

Fear of the Familiar

Fear of the Familiar

I have a confession to make. I am afraid of the hospital. Not “hospitals” in general, but one specific hospital. This is even more of a conundrum because it’s the same hospital where I work. Fabulous. This is something I’ve been keeping secret for awhile, because I’m honestly ashamed of it, although it hasn’t reared its ugly head and become a problem until recently.

The Beast vs Lake Effect Snow

The Beast vs Lake Effect Snow

Winter has officially arrived! Well, maybe not technically, but as far as the weather is concerned, winter has settled over the Great Lakes. Which makes this snow-lover absolutely ecstatic! Looking outside now, you wouldn’t be able to tell that people were mowing their lawns for the last time this year on Wednesday. But the change from fall to winter in this neck of the woods can be, and often is, that abrupt. So how do we deal with winter here…

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Nocturnal Musings #17: Flashbacks

Nocturnal Musings #17: Flashbacks

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these. Not that I’m having problems with insomnia currently, just that I’m sleeping from roughly 8 am to 4 pm because that’s what my body does when left to its own devices. So indeed, at this hour, I am still awake. I need to get some disturbing memories and emotions out. Don’t worry, they likely won’t be disturbing to anyone but myself. But if you also have flashbacks to troubling medical memories,…

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