Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chronically Awesome.

Found this today and want to share with everyone.  Go visit... go on.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

There is no Gluten...

The past few days have been an interesting adventure.  After watching the documentary Vegucated  I decided that I cannot, at least for the time being, eat meat anymore.  I have not given up eggs, or dairy or fish... but my particular bastardization of the vegetarian diet has had WONDERFUL effects on my stomach.  And in the end I'm not at all concerned with fitting into anyone's definition of anything... I just don't want to hurt anymore.  Another plus side is the kids are going along with this plan without any hesitation.  The kids are eating salad.  Though I do have to admit that Piper is a lot more willing than Sydney.  That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has ever met them.

I was lulled into a false sense of security today and decided to try adding a little caffeine into my life.  While my stomach has escaped this experiment relatively unscathed at this point, my nerves are just about SHOT.  So apparently still too crazy for the go juice.

Friday, May 18, 2012

I can't even make this stuff up...

Colonoscopy prep is one of the most unsexy things a person can ever experience.  Spell check is telling me that unsexy is not a word... well I hate to break it to you spell check but that is exactly how I felt.  Between starvation induced delirium and sedatives I don't remember much of Tuesday.  I'm fine with that.

Wednesday morning began with a trip to the ER for the two year old.  She and big sister got into a fight over a toy and little sister ended up with a nursemaid's elbow.  Wednesday ended with a trip to CVS in which I had to convince the Pharmacist that when he filled my Prozac prescription he gave me 20 pills instead of 30... Yes, I was the lady insisting she had been short changed on the crazy pills.  Luckily I only had to discuss the matter with 3 people before they gave me more pills and sent me on my way.

Thursday brought fantastic news -- All biopsies were negative!

And while I am obviously happy to not have gremlins living in my intestines it still leaves me asking - Why do I hurt All The Time?...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Who turned off the sun??!!

Stop Raining!

I feel like it has been raining for the past forever.  I have decided that if it isn't sunny tomorrow I am going to eat a bottle of Vitamin D in order to hold off complete insanity.  The fibro flares have gotten a bit ridiculous with the weird weather.  Yesterday was so bad my hair hurt.  **whine**whine**whine**

My attempt at brightening my mood. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Panic Attacks And Colonoscopies And Pizza, Oh My!

A better shot of the new do.
This morning started with a visit to the GI to schedule my upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.  Sexy I know.  It's a curse...  While the nurse was going over my paperwork and explaining to me how I will need to drink a gallon of laxative (this is not an exaggeration) I started to have a panic attack.  After sitting with my head between my legs and sipping on some coke I felt a little better (and embarrassed).  I suppose if you're going to have a panic attack the place to do so is in the presence of a nurse.  Hoping this round of tests gives some sort of answer.  Now I'm going to go try not to have a panic attack every time I think of that gallon jug of laxative... and I'm going to watch more Stargate:SG1.

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the video containing the warning for those with Celiacs or Gluten Sensitivity.
A wonderful first step for a large franchise to reach for the gluten free market however it would be nice if they could find a way to reach those of us who HAVE to eat this way and aren't just riding the wave of the latest diet fad.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sometimes I make poor life choices...

...that turn out cute in the end.

If you ever ask your husband how he would feel about cutting your hair and he replies with "I don't think I'm the person for that job."  Listen to him.  A call to mommy later I have a new look and the kids both got their first hair cuts.

Now for watching some basketball.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rikki Tikki Tavi

Today didn't go at all as planned.  We didn't make mint jelly with my mom and we didn't go to a Kentucky Derby party.  We did however rearrange the living room furniture and rid the world of a vengeful serpent.  Note to all snakes:  If I can see you, you will be destroyed.  I was inspired to go on a mongoose search to teach the snakes a lesson.  I figure I'll set up an army of Rikki Tikki Tavis to save my sanity.  I kind of love the fact that I found a mongoose skull for sale on eBay.  Even more in love with the fact that the item condition is listed as 'used'.  I wish there were a car fax equivalent for mongoose skulls.
If you aren't playing 'Chickens and Wizards'
with your kids then you are missing out.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Upping the Prozac is a sonofabitch...
And now I'm fairly certain that what I thought was the flu that I got shortly after going on Prozac was actually side effects.  Not awesome but luckily not long lasting.  Hopefully I'll be feeling better in the next couple of days.