500 days

I hardly ever think to check my clean day app but remembered to check it yesterday - and it must have been a God thing as it was 500 days to the day since I've stopped drinking. I am deeply grateful for this and for the community of amazing women I've found as well. I... Continue Reading →

frightening doctor visits.

I remember my very first question on my NCLEX exam for my nursing license being an orthopedic question - my least favorite subject - and me thinking, "This can't be a good sign." And then I REALLY couldn't believe the irony when I was hired to work the orthopedic floor as my first job -... Continue Reading →

changes.

Madam Pomfrey was holding a large bottle of something labeled Skele Gro. “You’re in for a rough night,” she said, pouring out a steaming beakerful and handing it to him. “Regrowing bones is a nasty business." - Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Well, y'all, I have plenty of news and I'm all kinds... Continue Reading →

my Jesus

The other day, when my husband and I were driving through our town, we saw this sign at one of the local churches and I just said, "WOW." We chatted about it a bit then. And again that night. And again the next morning. It just wouldn't leave my mind. So, last night, when I... Continue Reading →

this is really happening

The past few days have been surreal in terms of my mobility. Every step is unbelievably difficult with my right leg. Pain radiates through my hip, groin, and down into my knee. I am taking tiny, shuffling steps between the bedroom and bathroom and calling for family members for things like water refills. And it... Continue Reading →

mother mother

For whatever reason, somehow my biological mother - who I haven't seen in 18 years (and that was a traumatic run-in at the ob-gyn's office I wrote about in one of my Mother's Day posts) - made one of her occasional pop-ups on my Facebook tonight. That hasn't happened in a couple of years either... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas!

I've always liked Christmas a lot - but, until I met my husband, I think I honestly would have told you Halloween was my favorite holiday (and I still do love it!). However, with our first family Christmas as a couple, we had a wonderful family Thanksgiving at the lake all together with Mom, Pop,... Continue Reading →

39.5

I don't even know why I noticed yesterday was my "half birthday" but I did. 39.5 After being up to do some things early in the morning, I collapsed back into a chemo coma from my methotrexate shot, the likes of which I haven't seen in many months. Despite having a to-do list three miles... Continue Reading →

word nerds unite.

It's no secret that I am a total word nerd - most writers are - and I often recommend books I've recently read on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I've also been thinking, as many of my posts here have been super heavy lately, that it would be awesome to make Saturdays Word Nerd Day... Continue Reading →

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