Tag: physical health

  • Day 9 – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain

    Not a great day. Started antibiotics for an ear infection and it messed up my digestive system. Lots of cramps and bathroom breaks 😦 My bruised hand has also been really painful, even worse than yesterday. Wondering if swimming yesterday did irritate it after all, or if I accidentally hit it overnight while asleep or […]

  • I Miss Having Kids Around

    Today my husband and I went to go see one of his students dance in a special recital: Seeing all the cute little kids dressed up in their costumes and dancing made me really miss having kids around. I used to be almost constantly surrounded by kids between foster parenting, volunteering with the kids at […]

  • Bad TV Show Depiction of Ehlers Danlos

    I love the tv show House. This medical drama, based around the character of a doctor with Sherlock Holmes mystery solving abilities is often smart, informational, and amusingly ridiculous. The main character (House) is often a total asshole, but he is so lovably grumpy, enormously flawed, and irresistibly outrageous that I can’t help but like him. […]

  • Medication Nausea and Dry Sockets – Wisdom Teeth Removal Update

    I was pretty lucky the first couple days after my wisdom teeth surgery, so I was hoping for smooth sailing all the way…but I am running into some issues now. For one thing, the combination of antibiotics, pain killers, and NSAIDS started causing a good amount of nausea the last couple days. I often feel […]

  • In Case I am MIA Soon

    Hi everyone! I wanted to write a short post just to say that I might be MIA this weekend (and maybe longer, who knows?) because I am having wisdom teeth surgery tomorrow. The teeth are impacted and oddly placed, so unfortunately, it isn’t expected to be a simple tooth-pulling operation (which definitely shows in how […]

  • Depressing Health Update

    I went to the doctor today because my ear is still killing me and I’ve been running a fever for several days. Turns out I have another middle ear infection…this has to be about the sixth one in six months. Boy, am I getting tired of this. Not much I can do either, since I […]

  • Vacations: A Harsh Reality of Chronic Illness

    Over the weekend my husband and I took a short vacation to Louisville, KY to celebrate our 15th anniversary and spend some quality time together. I did have a good time, but I must admit that I dread and sometimes even regret vacations just as much as I look forward to them. Why? Simple. Chronic […]

  • Some Good and Bad Things…

    (The Pixabay image above doesn’t have anything to do with the subject of the blog post, but I thought it was cool-looking!) Things have been busy lately. A few good things have happened and a few not-so-good things have happened. Here is a short summary: My husband was sick over the weekend with a fever, […]

  • Support Group and Social Exhaustion

    Support Group and Social Exhaustion

    Today hasn’t been the best day mental-health wise. I just woke up around an hour ago and it took me until now to drag myself out of bed because I honestly just didn’t want to move, let alone get up and face the day. Yesterday wasn’t a good day either. I’m not sure what was […]

  • Flaking Out Due to Sickness

    Yesterday I was supposed to go to therapy, but I was feeling really sick and ended up calling off. Whenever I have to do that, I always end up feeling bad, like it is my fault that I have these health problems and often have to cancel appointments or activities. Honestly, nowadays I don’t even […]