Our family has migraines. My dad, sister, and brother had them, I have them and my daughter has them. It's a visible familial trait, though it's an invisible torture.
There are other things we share. My daughter, son and I all have joints... Read more
Is that even possible, the title I just gave this piece? Well, I feel quite stuck, I feel immovable, yet there's this internal motion that's bringing up so much nausea. It sure feels like a churning paralysis.
I need to do some intense wr... Read more
Anchorage has had a dump of snow. The weather this week has been very interesting, to say the least. My daughter has just had a 3-day migraine, and my own issues seem to be allergy inflammation related but really don't want to be defined! Today ... Read more
Fear, with some peace attached
I talked with one of my primary providers a couple weeks ago about the fear around food, the lack of weight loss, though really trying, the fear of reactions/cross-reactions, trying *so* hard yet seeing no real progress...
I was referred to... Read more
Boxes, boxes, boxes everywhere
Hello again, box. I'm back. Again.
Thanks for not minding. I just feel like this leech that takes all your time. Please continue to remind me that I don't do that - that you don't mind sharing time with me.
So, box, you read this alr... Read more
Writing out some thoughts
Good morning, blank box. It's nice to see you. You won't be blank long!
You know, box, it's been awhile since we talked. October was the last time, though I've meant to come more often. Really. You are like a beacon, and yet my weary ac... Read more
facing the sadness, trying to turn a corner
Rather than starving my feelings, or eating 'em, I need to write.
5 weeks ago, I started a diabetes education program. The goal is to learn more as well as to start seeing downward progress on the scale. Well, the scale hasn't moved, even... Read more
Another new beginning...with some understanding sprinkled in
Well, blog reader, if you're there, I'm here again.
This is a safe space, as far as I'm concerned. I'm grateful for that! SparkPeople has been a part of my healthiness journey for a number of years, and I'm really digging in this time. ... Read more
While I like the "new trend" in medicine that you can see your test results online without talking to the doctor first, it wasn't necessarily a good thing today. I have a result of tests last week. Supposedly, I'll have test results of other te... Read more
Another food reaction blog
I feel like I've posted about this before. I'm tired of even having to think about this.
Food is an issue for me. It's been an issue for decades. I was the only kid I knew who was allergic to foods. They changed every so often. I was a... Read more
Giving Permission to step out in a new direction
I've been battling eating issues since I was a teen. Now, I cope with multiple food sensitivities and reactions. Some are "true" allergies, some are cross-reactions from environmental allergies (something called oral-allergy syndrome). There a... Read more
Sharing the struggles in a day
I wanted to quit today.
When is it my turn
Here I sit,
Two weeks from surgery
I'm her caretaker
With no backup.
I want to scream
She half... Read more
Another new adventure
Hello, blog reader. :) Welcome.
This morning's blog is brought to you by insomnia: a friend I thought wouldn't be back for awhile after last week's surgery. Wrong!
The hysterectomy went fine, or so the doc says. There was also anoth... Read more
Following up on an assignment
I was given an opportunity, within the last month or so, to be part of a study on depression. The basic protocol for the study is finding where the level of depression is (baseline) then enacting an app or two to see how that helps.
What I... Read more
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Writing to increase endurance
One of the best things about blogging, in my experience, is that it takes the wandering circling thoughts and puts them somewhere. Once out, the ability to think seems more clear. Possible.
This is a rough section of time. If you're read... Read more