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I would love a drink but . . . .

Having GERD and IBD, and my recent hospital stay, the sight of alcohol makes my stomach hurt :(

For those of you celebrating Cinco de Mayo have a margarita for me! :)

Chronic Illness

Kids

Uuuggghhhh! Today is just one of those days. The children who are so angelic one moment then so crazy the next make me want to pull out my hair!! 14 more words

Thoughts

Fighting the Stigma

We often speak about the importance of spreading awareness about various mental health issues to decrease misinformation and stigmatization.  I am a staunch advocate for that cause; however, I’ve been spending more time lately how these problems arose in the first place.  413 more words

Chillax Like a Zen Master Kitty Cat

I went to the doctor today for what thankfully turned out to be a pesky little virus. As has happened in the past, my blood pressure was a bit elevated. 292 more words

Animals

First Day Back Nerves, Tomorrow Mornings Flashback

So today was my first day back at work after two weeks off sick. I pulled into the carpark and even though I was already an hour late because of a doctors appointment, which work knew about, I sat for a few minutes in my car trying to compose myself. 626 more words

Depression

Calming down stress: breathe, reframe, be patient, respond, screw up, repeat. 

I’m currently doing the opposite of everything I should do to minimise stress. I’ve stopped going for my morning walk, haven’t had enough sleep and have several competing deadlines (albeit mostly in my head) for things I want to get done in work. 362 more words

Career Development

Tuesday - Just Ugh

My daughter had a root canal done last Thursday. She was fine until she woke up Monday morning with the left side of her face severely swollen. 416 more words

Widow