That's me last year at New Frontiers Grocery Store in Flagstaff, Arizona, on a motorized shopping car. Before I got sick last year, I never dreamed that I would be one of Those People. You know, those people who use the electric carts when they are out shopping. The ones that … [Read more...] about Can I Share A Little Frustration With You?
Living With Colostomy
I really meant to write more last week. I had penciled in on my calendar "write blog posts" . But then, I went to my mental health appointment, and they changed my meds. The change from Celexa to Cymbalta for depression is supposed to help me feel better in the long run, but for … [Read more...] about New Meds Are Kicking My Butt
For those of you are interested in knowing what a stoma is and how to apply the colostomy bag, here is a YouTube Video. It is not me, and not my stoma, and it may be TMI, so don't go look if you get queasy with stuff like that. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed when I took off … [Read more...] about My Visit To The WOCN
Ever since I came home from the hospital in June, I have not been able to wear my jeans. Even though I lost over fifty pounds, those old jeans were just too uncomfortable on my abdomen to be able to wear them. Now I don't know about you, but to me, if I am not comfortable in my … [Read more...] about Ta Da! I Can Wear Jeans Again!
At my daughter's baby shower, we played a game, where each woman present had to write down a piece of advice for the new mother. On my card I wrote, "Don't google the symptoms when the baby is sick. Call your mother and she will do it for you." That got a good laugh, but really, … [Read more...] about Do You Google Your Symptoms?
I have been rolling this post around in my head for quite some time. I know you all have seen all the nice holiday gift ideas on my gift guide.I have had fun doing the gift guide, but what I haven't been doing is writing anything personal in the last month or so. I need to fess … [Read more...] about My State Of Mind Address
I know I told y'all all about my hospital stay and surgery and blah blah blah, but have I introduced you to my stoma? I don't think I did. So, while I am not going to show you a picture of mine, I will tell you a little bit about what "it" is, and the things I need to take care … [Read more...] about Me And My Stoma
When I was still in the hospital, I was desperate for a pony tail holder. My hair was driving me crazy--I couldn't wash it for almost a month except for a "chemical" wash in a thing like a shower cap. One day a volunteer came in to deliver my mail, and asked if there was anything … [Read more...] about The Little Things