The next time you go to the doctor for an illness or issue (not a healthy checkup), see how long your doctor allows you to talk about your symptoms before s/he interrupts you. On average it is 18 seconds before you're stopped and expected to lis... Read more
I've been considering what to say in this email to the Ellen show. I just don't even know where to start! I can be such a windbag sometimes, and having a 1500 character limit will make this difficult on me. I've set it aside for the past few day... Read more
I've been debating something, and I don't know if I should...
My Tubie Duckie project can't move forward until I figure out how to make the ducks safer. I had used pieces of a thin cocktail straw with a piece of a twist tie inside it to hol... Read more
If you read my rambling blog from the middle of the night, here's the update.
At midnight I called the plumber and left a voicemail. I was so worked up I couldn't get to sleep so at 2 am I called work and left a voicemail that I wasn't goin... Read more
I was having a really good day today. I was relaxed, I got things done, I was okay with going back to work tomorrow. My bedspread was finishing up in the dryer so I could go to bed. Of course things were going too good to be true.
I go in t... Read more
I know some great people here on SP. There are some really wonderful people who show me support in my battles with my health and everything else going on. I absolutely appreciate the wonderful things you say and do for me.
It's sad to think... Read more
Today was the last day of DTP Awareness Week. I've posted things in my facebook and SP status about DTP, on facebook I've posted videos and links to articles and blogs, on SP I've posted blogs and information on the Gastroparesis team, I've made... Read more
Yes, humans can live without eating. I know you don't believe it right now, but I challenge YOU to watch this video without crying.
www.youtube.com/user/GPA CT?feature=mhee#p/u/12/A5m ng5DqiU0
Millions of Americ... Read more
I'm feeling awful today, haven't been able to eat much yesterday or today, and it has totally worn me down. Yet I still went to work and did everything I could. Why? Because I'm still better off than many other people who have DTP.
Last Fri... Read more
For people living with chronic and live-threatening conditions, it is important to understand your condition and what you can do to make your life a little easier. It's also important to have doctors who understand your condition. With gastropar... Read more
Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP) is a scary, confusing, and life-long condition. It can happen to anyone, at any time, from numerous causes. Once you have symptoms, it is already too late. No cure has been found and the treatments can only mask t... Read more
invisibleillnessweek.com /2011/08/18/what-does-it-m ean-to-accept-your-chronic -illness-diagnosis/
Here's an article for all of us who live with an invisible chronic illness. Accepting a condition doesn't mean liki... Read more
Once again, this is all in fun. Don't blame me if you lose, but I appreciate tips if you win!
So in follow up, share a few secrets with others and play modestly. Today I turned in the $5 ticket I won with on Friday, took $2 and got another ... Read more