So what have I been up, besides suffering and suffering and making sure everyone knows and appreciates it? Not. Effing. Much. Well, some stuff. A and I watched a couple of Steven Seagal movies. They were entertaining to watch and make fun of together but I don’t think i would’ve watched them alone unless under … More Done Complaining for a Bit
I am delightfully busy with New Job, so busy, in fact, that even though it’s part-time I am too tired for anything outside of it. But yay, additional money. It doesn’t help that E’s weird summer of seizures has mostly manifested as — surprise! — poor sleep. Whether that is due to new meds or … More What am I doing, air? Where am I going, star?
[I would love to stick a catchy tune here. But I’d rather play Baby’s in Black on ukulele for E than compose anything, so. *insert catchy update alerting music*] WRITING omg. I’m working on a first draft of something. It’s painful but fun. Also still working on my mammogram essay, which is hi-larious since I … More Weekly Update of I’m Old and Loving Every Minute of It
Regarding my previous post about extraintestinal manifestations (see E.I.(W): the extraintestinal (weirdness)) — I forgot to link the article that sent me down the rabbit hole: Extraintestinal Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Originally linked on HealingWell’s UC forum. A little light Sunday afternoon reading! You’re welcome, xo xo et al. UNRELATEDLY I’ve borrowed season 1 … More EIM Article link
Do you know what is wild about IBD and some other autoimmune diseases? They can have many manifestations outside the intestines. Because it’s all about your immune system, not whatever portion of you it’s attacking. For example: you might be taking a shower when your shin starts itching, and continues to itch for the next … More E.I.(W): the extraintestinal (weirdness)
Recipe first!* HONEY CARAMEL SAUCE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR MY RIDICULOUS DIET 3/4 c honey 1/4 c almond milk 4 T butter 1/2 tsp vanilla dashes of salt to taste In a thick-bottomed saucepan, boil the honey and almond milk over medium heat. Cook to 238[degrees]. I don’t know what this is supposed to look like … More Eating Around Ingredients: Honey Caramel Sauce
Here’s an article someone linked on the HealingWell forum. I’m thinking IBD/ulcerative colitis, obviously, but it still applies to anyone who is living with a chronic disease.
To parent well, you have to form new habits. Luckily for parents, it’s an activity that comes with the super-effective conditioning stimuli: soul-wrenching screams. I am here to tell you that these work, especially for someone like me who spent the decade after reaching age of majority indulging myself and only myself. Parenting and proper parently … More May be habit-forming
From CNN this past June: Anatomy of a 97,000% Drug Price Hike: One family’s fight to save their son If you can get past the breathless CNN house style, it’s a pretty reasonable take on this BS. My favorite bit: “This was a particularly egregious situation where they raised prices extraordinarily, but then they sought … More ICYMI: Drug companies being gross
In addition to the books I mentioned in my last post, I’ve also been poking around online for articles about other parents like me. I might not agree with every little bit in these links, but there was something in each one that really struck a chord with my experience. Having said that (of course), … More Internet Stuff I’m Reading