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Month: July 2017

July Book Haul

July Book Haul

All blurbs are from Goodreads. I picked two books from Book of the Month this month. The Child by Fiona Barton (2017). I’m not much into suspense novels, but this one sounds pretty intriguing. “As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. Journalist Kate Waters cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building…

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Inside the Mind of a Sick Person

Inside the Mind of a Sick Person

“What do sick people think about? How do you know when you start to be a sick person?” This statement by author Nina Riggs in her memoir, The Bright Hour, was spoken when she woke up one morning shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I read it, it gave me pause. I tried to remember if I had ever had a similar thought and couldn’t locate one anywhere in my memory, although that’s not saying much nowadays….

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Share Your World: July 24, 2017

Share Your World: July 24, 2017

Better late than never! This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this! List some of your favorites types of teas. As your typical northeastern American, the only tea I grew up drinking was nonsweetened, decaffeinated iced tea. To me it tasted like swamp water. Then, when I was in high school, as a frantic remedy to losing my voice…

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An Exercise Plan For A POTSie

An Exercise Plan For A POTSie

Last week was another step forward in working towards some sort of improved quality of life. Meaning, I finally had that cardiac rehab (aka exercise) evaluation that I’ve been putting off. Since Dr. Wilson made such a good case for it at my appointment with him, I knew I had to try. I felt a bit crappy in the morning, so I’m glad my dad was here to be able to take me. We weren’t sure how much the test…

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How I Choose My Books Tag

How I Choose My Books Tag

It’s hard to find a decent book tag out there that doesn’t make me want to cringe. Which is why I am so happy to have found this one! This is a book tag I picked up from Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile and was originally created by Jenn at Thrice Read. Thanks for the creative ideas, ladies! Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up that book in the first place? How…

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Share Your World: July 17, 2017

Share Your World: July 17, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this! What is your favorite cheese? As my husband’s family hails from Wisconsin, we have an entire drawer of our refrigerator devoted solely to cheese. And when I say drawer, I mean the extra drawer in between the French doors of the fridge and the pullout freezer, so it’s as wide as the…

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Coping with POTS

Coping with POTS

I was recently provided with a very well-written article about POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) by a fellow POTSie who sees the same specialist I do. The article was written by the specialist, his nurse, and some of his patients who are in the healthcare field. Please feel free to share the article with friends and family members! ? While I enjoyed all aspects of the article, the part that surprised me the most, mainly due to the fact that…

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The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag

The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag

I saw this tag over at Jacquie’s blog, Rattle the Stars, and decided to participate! Thanks for your inspirational post, Jacquie! ? (Like, a month ago, but hey!) I guess since it’s the middle of July, we are indeed more than halfway through 2017 already. Mind blown. Given that I suddenly have a lot of time on my hands, I’ve made it a goal to read a lot this year. It’s going pretty well so far, so let’s see what I’ve…

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A POTSie Life For Me

A POTSie Life For Me

Yesterday was a very overwhelming day, but I’m going to try my best to make it somewhat comprehensible. After six months of waiting (seriously, I scheduled this appointment in January), I finally had my appointment with Dr. Wilson. He’s a neurologist who specializes in POTS and has patients come from all over the country to see him. And now it was finally my turn!

Share Your World: July 10, 2017

Share Your World: July 10, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this! How do you like to spend a rainy day? Strangely enough, today is a rare (as of late) rainy day! Which makes me so happy because I honestly prefer rainy days to sunny ones; it’s the migraineur in me. As I don’t work anymore, one day is not any different from the…

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