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You are getting very sleepy

January 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Stuff, Venting

The latter part of last year found me fighting a losing battle with fatigue. Not just your average “I don’t get enough sleep” fatigue, but Rip-Van-Winkle-ing-through-entire-weekends tired. I would lay down for a nap and end up sleeping for four hours at a whack. It was a bit crazy pants and weekends became unproductive, not […]

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What’s up Doc

July 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Stuff, Venting

I went to the emergency room Saturday morning, not part of my weekend plans. I had a pain above my ankle that was so severe it made me cry to put weight on it. It started with sort of a soreness and escalated to an actual pain. Bob consulted Dr. Google and decided that it […]

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Let’s Get Physical

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Stuff

I have suffered with back pain for years. Last year it reached a critical point where I actually went to the doctor. I don’t like to rush into things, as you can see. I went to the doctor seeking less a solution and more something to take away the pain. The doctor, missing all my […]

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Making Mental Illness Work for You

February 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stuff

I may be a little more bipolar that I realized. I know that sounds like being a “little pregnant”, but it would explain my anxiety attacks and the crazy organizational episodes that I have. As I have mentioned before, I suffer from depression and am appropriately medicated, thus the getting out of bed and functioning […]

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Calm Christmas

December 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff

I feel as if I am tempting fate by even writing this, but I am going to throw caution to the wind and just go there: Christmas is only two days away and I am calm. I know, right? That doesn’t sound like me. I am frankly a little shocked myself. And lest you think […]

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Four Years

September 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Stuff

Today is the fourth anniversary of my sobriety date, but yesterday was the fourth anniversary of the day that my life changed. Four years ago I asked for help. I didn’t know, even as I asked, if I would accept the help, but I knew I needed it. Four years ago I told the truth. […]

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I’m no Kirstie Alley, but..

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff

I have been trying to lose a couple pounds before weather gets really nice and the weather has been cooperative by taking its sweet time. Unfortunately I have only been doing part of what I know is┬ánecessary┬áto drop the lbs. I have been eating reasonably well (with a little chocolate breakdown here and there), but […]

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Pump up the volume

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Stuff

I am not normally a nag. I am a lot of other things: impatient, moody and sometimes an all around pain in the ass, but not a nag. After months and months of listening to the television on volumes meant for sports bars not homes, however, I started to nag. Bob claimed that at normal […]

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When the solution is worse than the problem

February 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff, Venting

Last week I went to the dentist to have him check out a molar that was intermittently giving me pain. Let me be clear; I am not dentist averse. My dentist is a wonderful man who is both gentle and kind. It is not his fault that my tooth was cracked. Nor was it his […]

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Hypochondria by proxy

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Stuff

I don’t know if it is the Arctic weather or the back-to-back-to-back grey days, but I’ve been feeling sort under the weather for a while. It’s a low grade something. I feel as if I am just about to get a cold, but it hasn’t kicked in yet. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful but […]

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