For the last five months, I’ve been dealing with an intermittent pain in my back, stomach, and chest, that would stop me in my tracks. I originally thought it was a kidney stone, but a CT scan a month ago revealed a moderate sized gallstone. I saw a surgeon who recommended my gallbladder be removed … More When life has the gall to throw stones.
My almost 3 yr old nephew burst in my master bedroom the other night. I’d just received a text letting me know that a very close friend of mine, was fighting for her life at that very moment. I was sitting on the edge of my bed praying and crying. He ran over and said, … More God is good, our faith is strong, but the pain is real.
I have a tendency to tear myself apart. As a child, I was told by various adults around me, that I “talked too much,” and that I was “annoying.” My middle school math teacher told my mom that I, “had ADHD and needed medication.” She wasn’t the first teacher either. I have a tendency to … More Under Pressure
Dr. Charles Bennett submitted a petition to the FDA in 2014 , asking that Mitochondrial Toxicity be added to the FDA warning label for Fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro and Levaquin. He is a Hematological Oncologist and the director of SONAR (Southern Network on Adverse Reactions.) Sadly, before the FDA review; the scientist working on … More What the FDA isn’t telling you about your antibiotic.
I sat in the store parking lot waiting for anyone to let me out of the row and into the line of traffic inching their way towards the stop sign. One, Two, Three cars pass making no eye contact. They stayed so close to the car in front of them, it was obvious their car … More This little light of mine.
It’s been a long and annoying week. Some teenagers have been regularly doing donuts in their trucks in our church’s parking lot next door to our house. It was mainly just aggravating until it finally threw rocks hard enough to shatter our Honda Pilot’s back window and pepper the entire side of our house with … More Donut seek revenge.
I sang myself to sleep in the operating room to one of my favorite songs, “Oceans, Where Feet May Fail.” Sadly, every other captive ear in the operating room had to listen to it as they prepped me for one of my four spinal fusions. Maybe I should issue the hospital an apology. It’s a … More Oceans “Where faith may fail.”
I messed up this week while making a comment on Facebook. I know. I should have known better. It’s a trap. Speak nothing but rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies on social media. I’d made a statement about the law, and someone I didn’t know responded, “Make sure you know what the laws are before you … More Trippin
It really hurts to hug a porcupine. This seems logical, but when we are talking about emotional relationships it’s not. We all know some porcupines. They are in our daily lives. Some through social media, the doctor’s office, church, and our own home. Interactions with porcupines can really hurt. Even our gentlest approach can … More Don’t hug porcupines.
Ten years ago, a dear friend of mine was in a very bad place in life. Addiction, anger, depression, trouble with the law, and ashamed. I love this man like a brother. I know that when one of the flock wanders off, we struggle to know how to reach out, how to put our personal … More Feeling sheepish.