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I spill spearmint tea
on the blue pillowcase
covering a cart’s whitespace
by my bedside.

I am reminded
of an open window,
where crickets pass secrets… 93 more words

Surviving Morning Sickness with Baby #2

I’m probably the worst person to talk to about the joys of pregnancy. I’m not complaining, it’s more a matter of my health and life being jeopardized rather than just feeling queasy. 524 more words


August 31, 1924

Sun., 31  Awake at 3 A.M. with my heart pounding. Dress after having breakfast in bed. Feeling faint and miserable. Do not have dinner but the doctor comes & I take his medicine the rest of the day & lie still. 16 more words


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Open the far room door, let in light. This is her plan. Nearly there, in the dark just outside her own room, she rams her knee into a shadowy chair. 266 more words


Another Flare...

Last week, I had my worst flare since everything really went downhill in June. I’m happy to say that the flare is gone now (thanks to more Prednisone and maybe the IVIG), but now that I’m coherent again, I thought I’d share what my PANDAS flares can look like. 700 more words


Stitches and Football

Today, my friends, was a great day.

Not because of the weather (it was hot and miserable, welcome to Texas), and not because I finally got a job (although I wish…), but because college football kicked off. 83 more words


Soaked from the Rain

During my recent short stint (only 7 days) in the Philippines, I have experienced once again the heavy rain showers of Manila. There were no typhoons, just run-of-the-mill soaking monsoon rains of the tropics. 817 more words