Memories & The Stuff That Keeps Us Up at Night

I remember when my father brought home our families first computer in the mid 1990's. I was maybe 8 or 9 years-old. The computer was slow, over-sized, ugly, by today's standards, but I was convinced it was God's gift to mankind. It was as if there was some kind of switch that was set off … Continue reading Memories & The Stuff That Keeps Us Up at Night

Pre-Op Thoughts: Not All Bad…

Just some pre-op thoughts while I wait for an operating room...and my surgeon to sober up. I'm kidding, they probably have a couple OR's open.   You know, Texas has some of the most beautiful nurses...that's not just the Dilaudid talking. I believe, in fact, ACC, UT Texas & Texas State have nursing programs with … Continue reading Pre-Op Thoughts: Not All Bad…

My Story: PT. I Dude, Not Cool.

The hospital doctors and nurses ran frantically into and out of the small room I found myself in. I had never seen such organized chaos from my place in the hospital bed. Little did I know it then, but I had just traveled the longest, most expensive 50 miles, by ambulance to the nearest hospital. … Continue reading My Story: PT. I Dude, Not Cool.

What is CBD? pt. I 

 I would love, always, to hear your feedback! CBD 1 See link below as well https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-rick-simpson-oil

Keeping Journals Related to Your Disease

Keeping a journal of your diet, changes in your lifestyle, i.e. exercise; vs. your symptoms i.e. pain, changes in bowel movements, or energy level, can go a very long way in helping manage your symptoms, giving you better overall health and quality of life. These journal entries and notes can be as simple or as … Continue reading Keeping Journals Related to Your Disease

Tired of Feeling Sick & Tired

I just feel so sick of waking up, feeling just good (not bad) enough to get through another day. I feel either too exhausted or too anxious to answer my doctor's medical assistant's phone call's so she can help get me started on a medication that I don't want to be on in the first … Continue reading Tired of Feeling Sick & Tired

Becoming Your Own Advocate Pt. I: Speaking Up for Yourself

With our healthcare system under such tremendous strain, it's more difficult now than ever...

I’m Sharing: Ketamine’s Antidepressant Effects Tied to Opioid System in the Brain – Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/opioid-system-ketamine-depression-9764/

What No One with CD/UC Wants to Talk About

Courtesy of CrohnsAnonymous.com According to CrohnsDisease.com, about 80% of people with Crohn's disease will have a perianal abscess at least once. However, like ostomy's, who wants to talk about that, right? It might be the best-kept secret in the Crohn's disease community. But if it's part of your disease, you have to find a way … Continue reading What No One with CD/UC Wants to Talk About

This is Me Bitching: Chew, Swallow, Repeat…

Chew, Swallow, Repeat... Doesn't sound hard, does it? I'd just like to feel hungry again or swallow without discomfort, feeling as I once had. The truth is I haven't felt truly hungry since the last time I smoked weed or when I was on years ago before stopped going to pain management doctors for opioid … Continue reading This is Me Bitching: Chew, Swallow, Repeat…