I stare at my feet all the time. I always thought that my feet were mostly ok, except for a couple of weird little toes. I have my mom’s feet so they were FAMILIAR. Now, since I’ve been deflating as I fight inflammation, I’ve been staring at my feet.
What am I thinking when I stare at my feet? That they are mine yet, not. mine. They are unfamiliar with all their skinny and slender parts. Mostly I get mad at a lot of things. Today, I will focus on the marketing for body ima
For the first time in my life, I got fired.
I’m not reacting like I thought I would. Most of the evening I’ve been shivering like the after effects of an adrenaline rush. Every once in a while I have to shake off the shock, you know because it’s awkward sitting there and letting the situation of we’ve decided to let you go play out. I came home to a caring husband; I had a couple of beers with some girlfriends, and I had some laughs with my sisters over a group video
Okay, big changes have been happening. For one: I got a new job. Both better hours and better pay. Plus I only work with three people and we all get along. …so far, we’ll see how everybody fares the increase in summer business. For two: I think my gastroenterologist and I have done what we can with the gut so now I am seeing someone in integrative medicine. This doctor works with a health coach and does acupuncture. Now I feel that my actions and reactions
I’m not posting pictures of any of this stuff because its gross. If you want pictures you can google lymph nodes and hit images. I recommend you do so for your own health investigation.
So a lymph node is part of your filter system. Your body has a lot of them. It is a huge veiny system of filters shaped like pearls, or nodes. My description here is more for locating where they are at rather than how they actually connect. For that you can refer to those Google Image
Here I am, another morning hunched at the desktop, working through a migraine quality headache. I don’t think it is a true migraine because that has something to do with arteries. I’m sure this is lymph nodes. If the pain isn’t equaled to a migraine, it’s right below it and I always function though it with a heavy head.
This is such a waste of a day off, but I’m glad I don’t have to go into work like this. I get too many migraine quality headaches to call in sick, so I just
So after two years of not having insurance, I finally get this really awesome policy from my new job and I went and saw an allergist. I had already been gluten free for most of the year. She told me that I don’t have any allergies. So then I made an appointment with a Gastroenterologist.
He put me on the FODMAP diet. FODMAP is an acronym for Fructans, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. In short; they are short-chain carbohydrate
I joke that the only thing I can eat is steak and carrots. I do find it uncanny that bananas, potatoes, carrots are the junk foods of the “health foods” yet these are my go-to foods to stay safe.
I can’t eat: Gluten MSG High Fructose Corn Syrup. Fructose as an additive. Honey I don’t eat partially hydrogenated anything.
on the watch list: Foods naturally higher in fructose over glucose, such as Apples. garlic and onion (this is even harder to eliminate than glu
Well! Ain’t this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!
-George Clooney Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
I wish we were talking about my favorite movie, “Oh Brother Where Art Thou.”
I wish we were talking about some geographical location. It doesn’t even have to be an exotic locale. …Where the heck is Wall Drug anyway?
But a while back some dumb ass looked at some tongue with some rashy areas outlined in white and called it a
I didn’t blog about quitting smoking because I wanted to avoid accountability. I was going to quit smoking, because I was going to quit, not because I was going to do it in front of an audience.
I made the right choice. I’m glad I didn’t quit smoking in public. Although as a writer; now I’m thinking if I blogged through my year of quitting maybe I would have built a platform.
It’s hard building a platform about quitting smoking in hindsight. Smokers are curio
I’m voting bright and early tomorrow morning. I almost voted absentee but with lines waiting nearly two hours all week in our small state, I decided to take my chances before work.
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