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
After over a decade of living with ulcerative colitis and eating to placate it, I have come to the final conclusion that spinach and I can never ever be friends again. Yes, it may be a “legal” food according to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Yes, it is fantastically good for you. In particular I’ve bought and cooked … More No spinach for you?
So stuff is going well, I guess. We found out at a previous appointment that my fluid levels are low normal, so I’ve been drinking water like clockwork. Seems to be helping (or rather, it seems I was probably dehydrated at my last ultrasound, since our bodies can’t really MAKE more fluid, apparently), and the … More Fire/update everything
Realized two things last night while walking around with A.: 1) I was grotesquely full from a dinner of Meat, Vegetables, Milk, and Apple Pie. 2) It has been a long time since I’ve had a Coke. The Primary Dark Cola of our world and I have a funny relationship. Intellectually, I’m against it. The company exploits land and … More Save your rebellion for things that matter. Like cherry slices.
Why yes, I am feeling a bit like Ramona Quimby today. Having some gut aches. Normally I just blame that crap on the UC, and take it easy as much as possible, try to calm things down. But with the addition of babby to the belly mix, I am now filled with all sorts of … More Guts, guts, guts
Been getting lots of (auto-queued for deletion) spam comments that are written like fragments of a conversation. “I disagree, Becky, her butt is so big.” Or “I dunno, I still think that Wonder Woman’s skirt is too short.” Sometimes I wonder if they’re born of a digital copyeditor ghost, one that trawls through my entries … More Spammy spam and acronyms, among other unmentionables
Whatever you want to call these winds, let me just tell you that damn, it is windy here. If I spent any time attempting hairstyles, I would be upset and wearing Grace Kellyesque scarves. (I’m still rocking the glam BluBlockers, of course.) Was checking out my blog’s search terms yesterday, and apparently “body smell from lialda” … More Chinook, foehn, whatever
“Two weeks later, I walked into my doctor’s office and my life changed for good. The news of my HIV infection was the last thing I expected, and the first thing I feared. It instantly altered my vision. It was like being in a movie theater when something goes wrong in the projector room, and … More Appropriate quote is appropriate