Surprisingly? Even with all the daily re-re-re-underscoring of our current president’s incompetence? Nope. Ugh. SAGA OF MY ATTEMPTS (AKA INABILITY) TO DOCTOR MYSELF, DESPITE NO POSSESSION OF MEDICAL DEGREE Me two-three months ago: I am so tired. Why am I so tired? Oh, right. Life is hard for everyone. Me a week ago: I am … More A Symptomatic Monologue
Do you know someone with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis? Do you think IBD and IBS are the same thing? Do you find delight in haunting the gastroenterology department at your local hospital? Okay, one of those things is more extra than the others, but anyway, it’s Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month! If you have no … More November is C&C awareness month!
more like GoMUCHLY am I right guys hahahahhaha
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)
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
There’s a reason you make your lemon bar filling while the crust is baking. It’s because you need to pour it into the crust while the crust is still warm. This is essential. Because otherwise, if too cool (or overdone) the crust will pull away from the edges of the pan, and the filling will … More Lemon Bar Fail
Stuff That quote is from one of the writing podcasts I’m catching up on, taken completely out of context. Keeping on. Drinking some Numi Emperor’s Pu-erh tea. Funny what some people describe (universally) as “malty” I taste and smell as “mulchy.” Although the more often I drink it, the more the malty/mulchy tastes like a … More “New and different bad things happen to you at every stage.”
OF COURSE YOU DO. Who doesn’t? What’s Wrong With Me? (via The New Yorker) This essay really hits all my ulcerative colitis high notes. It also hits home — while my problems can be currently be suppressed with meds, I’ve entered disease/treatment limbo. There’s no “better”, there’s only maintenance. When you have a chronic autoimmune … More Want to know more about autoimmune disease?
Welp, As I Mentioned: I Had A Baby. Note: Some pregnancy/birth/surgery/baby-related triggers here for some. Not a birth story, really. On the internet you can read a lot of birth stories. Today I read one that sounded almost exactly like mine, except with more bleeding and trauma! This was less comforting than I thought it would be. There … More The house blend of cognitive dissonance