I have to admit, I've been in sort of a slump lately. No matter how much I try to keep it together, my life is always bursting at the seams. I'm a mess. My camper is a mess. My car is a mess. I mean, seriously, I'm barely holding it together. Between my son starting… Continue reading Mental Health
So, this past week, we decided to go on a weekend getaway. Gavin starts Kindergarten (insert crying face here) next week and we haven't been on vacation for a while, so we went for it. Some might say that we don't need a vacation since we live in a camper and we travel for my… Continue reading Mini Vacation
I regret my hysterectomy. Even though it was recommended by 2 different doctors. Even though it gave me a little less pain. Even though it gave me 9 full months of a life I'd only ever dreamed of. I still regret it. Because all 3 of those are not enough. I have a 5-year-old son.… Continue reading Regrets
The day I had to get a wheelchair at the Zoo. Yep, it finally happened. Some of you may have already seen the little vlog my husband posted of our trip. If not here's the link. (Side note: It's pretty short but I'm super proud of him for this. We've been talking about doing a… Continue reading Time for a wheelchair
What is life like being a POTSie (aka person who has POTS)? Well, for starters, your always out of breath. Honestly, sometimes just going from to couch to the bathroom feels like a 5k. Your exhausted after a shower and need to go back to bed. You get up too fast and your dizzy. You… Continue reading Life with POTS
Let freedom ring and please let me have the energy to make it through today... Happy 4th y’all!! We’ve got a busy day planned, as I’m sure many of you do as well. We are planning on doing some cooking out and then heading over to a concert tonight, followed by a fireworks show. I’m… Continue reading It’s Independence Day!
What is Intersititial cystitis? Also known as painful bladder syndrome. It is just that, a very painful bladder. The best way I describe it is that it feels like a constant uti or bladder infection. Most everyone has a lining on the inside of their bladder to protect it from acids in food and drinks.… Continue reading IC
There’s a theory called the “spoon theory”. It is used to, in the simplest way possible, describe a fictitious measurement of energy in chronically ill patients. So, basically, and I’m paraphrasing here, a “normal healthy person” has an unlimited amount of spoons every morning when they wake up. They use these spoons to do anything… Continue reading What is a Spoonie?–Spoon Theory explained..
Recently, I had an awesome opportunity to write a guest post for another blog. I wrote about not being the mom that I used to be. You see, I’m a different person all together. However, in my opinion, one thing that is not talked about enough, is how chronic illness changes us as mothers. Sure,… Continue reading I’ve changed…
🎵“Same lips red, same eyes blue... But it’s not you and it’s not me.. we’re not who we used to be..."🎵 Y'all, this song gets me on a DEEP level… I’m not who I used to be, not even close. When I look in the mirror, I barely recognize myself. I never knew how hard… Continue reading Harry Styles– music therapy 💜