I was a sickly child. I'm a sickly adult. Allergies. Migraines. Delicate stomach. Weak ankles. Anxiety. Problems sleeping. Snoring loudly. Frequent cavities. Arthritis. Mild carpal tunnel. A pinched disc. Colds that last 6+ weeks. And many many other things. I get sick a lot. I stay sick longer than is usually expected for the malady I'm suffering. And I'm not … [Read more...] about You can’t say “pee” and “poop” to your friends
Health & Fitness
My mother is spending the weekend at my place. This morning, after I showered and spent a little bit of time working. MOM: "I heard you up and around early today." ME: "I told you last night I had an 8 am Zumba class, Mom." MOM: "Yeah, but I didn't think you really meant to go." A pause. ME: "Then why did you think I mentioned going?" MOM: "I don't know. I … [Read more...] about So little faith
In the next month I have 7 health appointments. Yes, 7. No, I'm not seriously ill. The truth is that only one of the appointments is mine. The other 6 are my mother's. After years of resistance I finally convinced her to do all those exams and other things that she's been putting off. There appointments include 4 doctors and 2 scheduled groups of exams. I'm glad that … [Read more...] about A busy life
I got sick and I'm still sick. Why can't they just make it go away? Last Tuesday I woke up sick. There wasn't any real indication that I should expect it. I went to sleep well and woke up hacking up a lung. It was seasonal allergies, I'm pretty sure. And I treated it with the regular over-the-counter medications. And I got worse. Almost immediately I saw my energy level … [Read more...] about Aren’t you better yet?
I hate the word "Diet." I hate that I use it. I hate that I invoke it like a prayer that I'll be happier. I want the word to disappear. I want my desire to use it, to actually embrace it to go away. I want to stop thinking that if I do it, if I actually succeed this time, that something will change. I want to stop wanting it. Stop wanting to look like the others. Stop … [Read more...] about Starting to think about the “D” word again