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Ashes to ashes…

June 15, 2015
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I’ve been thinking abut mortality lately. Mostly mine, but other peoples too. When I was in the hospital I had two moments where I “went there” in my head. Those thoughts, on any given day, can be a road that leads to isolation and fear, but when you are in the hospital , well, they […]

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Apparently you are never too old to throw a tantrum.

May 15, 2015
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Today I had a tantrum in the doctors office (okay, it was a full blown melt down…) I went in to get my glucose test results for diabetes. The “food” they fed me at the hospital is pure sugar, and since it goes straight into your blood stream and bypasses all forms of digestion that […]

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Happy Bowel Obstruction Anniversary!

May 8, 2015
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Today I celebrate (I don’t think celebrate is the right word…maybe acknowledge?) my one month post operative bowel obstruction surgery anniversary. Like the ugly step child, I forgot my hysterectomy monthiversary (it was May 2nd if you want to jot it down in your calendar) which is funny that my hysterectomy is not even on […]

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Part II – The Recovery

April 27, 2015
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So far my recovery is progressing as it should, and in my opinion, faster than the doctors anticipated. While I was in the hospital I was 2-3 days behind schedule, now I’ve jumped ahead and I’m super excited about that. The biggest struggle was getting my strength back and regaining some of the stamina I had […]

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So what the hell happened to me?

April 19, 2015
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The official name is post operative scar tissue blockage in the small intestine. It’s actual quite common after abdominal surgery. It’s one of those pesky “complication” they talk about during your pre-op appointments that you consciously don’t pay attention too because you never think it’ll happen to you. But it did happen to me. More […]

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Enter MENOPAUSE Stage Right!

March 29, 2015
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So a couple weeks ago I went to the hospital for a pretty basic medical procedure. The doctor was going to shove a camera (Go Pro?) up my who-ha, clean out my uterus, laser some stuff and take a couple of samples. It was pretty straightforward and I expected to be home within a few hours. They […]

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Hasimoto Brain Fog – It’s Real Y’all.

November 9, 2014
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I have Hashimoto’s Disease. I’ve mentioned this before but I always feel obligated to re-post this information for all the new readers. I’d hate for them to start reading and be like “What the hell is she talking about?”  Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune disease that attacks your thyroid gland and on many days Hashimoto’s has […]

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Yesterday I Felt Like Crap

June 26, 2014
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I had this long post written about how my Hashimoto’s has made me feel crappy the past few days. I spent 30 minutes writing about the difference between thyroid issues and Hashimoto’s and how saying Hashimoto’s is just about your thyroid is like saying only eating donuts make you fat. Lots of things make you […]

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I got to write an article for the amazing Thyroid Nation web-site!

April 7, 2014
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A few weeks ago I had the honor (really, it was such a thrill to be asked) to write an article for Thyroid Nation, which is a GREAT web-site for all your thyroid related needs. Finding information for thyroid stuff is tricky. Many of them are written to promote a specialized medicine or therapy. It’s […]

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Hashimoto’s Post II

March 16, 2014
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Wow. What a long week. Next week is ever going to be more busy…so yes, I am counting the days until spring break! I haven’t written about Hashimoto’s in awhile, there really wasn’t anything new on the home front. Just trying new things and trying to find a system that works for me. It’s been […]

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