GI Distress

Don’t be stoopid. It’s not me— definitely you.   1. Shush, now. I know break-ups are rough. Tough like   Rawhide. Ever watch a dog chew on processed cow skin? That shit’s indigestible; causes intestinal swelling and diarrhea, etcetera.   Funny, some relationships are (un)just over-sized break-ups in-waiting, glazed with meat flavoring for optimal taste.Continue reading “GI Distress”

A Special Sammich, and Twelve Tubes of My Blood

Friday: I had taken some meds at 11:00 before running errands. It was a hot and humid afternoon, and this particular sort of weather exacerbates my Fibromyalgia, so I wasn’t feeling super-duper, folks. I stopped by the pharmacy to pick up some over-the-counter stuff, and I chatted with my daughter (she’s a CPhT) for aContinue reading “A Special Sammich, and Twelve Tubes of My Blood”

Catch a Chronic Illness

If you don’t have a chronic illness, I suggest you find one, grab hold of it, and hand over control. Life is much simpler when you have something legitimate to blame. If you feel like cutting out of work early, your illness is the best excuse to walk out in the middle of your shift,Continue reading “Catch a Chronic Illness”

Total Hip Replacement: the aftermath

I  have fully realized my dependence upon my PC. Nearly three weeks without writing at my desk has left me feeling incomplete. Today is my first day back; my chair is once again comfortable, and I feel more like myself than I have since February 3. I am bionic, at long last. And now toContinue reading “Total Hip Replacement: the aftermath”

I Know Why

Growing up, I raised an alcoholic mother. I did my best, but often failed to keep her safe–to keep her free of angry, intoxicated hands. And I listened to her, a dutiful counselor; too bad she seldom accepted my advice. It’s because of my relationship with my mother that I became interested in psychology asContinue reading “I Know Why”

About Me: more adventures in adulting

I have severe bilateral hip osteoarthritis, and today I’ve learned it is time for right hip replacement. The left will follow most likely within the next two years. Steroidal injections are no longer beneficial–the pain I’m living with is fucking fantastic. If I wait until spring, I will be 38 years old. My surgeon hasContinue reading “About Me: more adventures in adulting”


Generalized Anxiety Disorder has similar symptoms as panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder, but they are all different conditions. Symptoms of GAD vary from individual to individual, and may include:  persistent worrying or obsession about concerns out of proportion to the impact of the event; inability to let go of worry, or set worry aside;Continue reading “E-gad!”

About Me: Adventures in Adulting

WARNING: this post contains the words poop and pee. Also, light juvenile humor. Digestive issues, to put it delicately, have been a torment since childhood. These issues were so problematic as a youngster, my mother had to stop me eating cheese. I guess stuffing suppositories up her bawling five year old’s ass wasn’t her idea ofContinue reading “About Me: Adventures in Adulting”