Strep-Gate 2018 Part one

September 2017: How it began My throat started hurting pretty innocuously in September 2017. I didn't take my stock in it because I was busy. I was eyeball deep taking four graduate classes and doing my internship at Voices for a Second Chance working with recently released citizens who were either released from the DC Jail…

Hey antibiotics, good to see you again!

  Hey friends! I know it has been forever. Let me just tell you, grad school and chronic illnesses are kicking my butt...along with some other stuff, that I will surely get into soon. I barely have time to eat and sleep, let alone keep up with a blog. But the good news is I…

Hey friend, where the heck have you been?

I have literally abandoned my blog. How sad is that? And it is not because I am feeling all better because I am most certainly not. If anything all my health stuff just keeps getting more complicated and worse even.  But I have been insanely busy in grad school. Grad school with my internship has…

It’s been awhile…with updates

  Okay...so I've kind of dropped the ball here. But it's summer... that's the excuse I'm going with. I've been busy with a kid and packing. First I've been super busy on the mommy train...just daily entertaining and dealing with Reid as best as I have been able to. My first week off of mommy duty…

The Chronically Ill Parent

  Things have been rough. First of all, it's becoming clear to me that I have no idea how to rest. But I have been reading a ton...so I guess that counts as resting...but I'm sure there has to be more to it. I'm just not sure what else there is. I have to remember…

I hope your antibiotics cocktail doesn't backfire, causing you to conceive and become an unwitting host to super-bacteria

Laughter is the best medicine…or is it?

They say laughter is the best medicine.... but is it? Because recently, I've been in a lot of pain. I thought something was wrong with my right kidney. Went for a renal ultrasound last Monday and finally got the call yesterday saying nothing was wrong. Along with a serious attitude from my urologist. Gee...thanks. I…

Image- Good luck going to school full time and interning with your chronic health problems...hope you don't die or kill yourself. Huzzah!

Huzzahs all around…just for today.

I am finally done with my second semester of grad school! huzzah! But alas... even good things don't always end on a good note. This past Thursday, the day of my last final exam, I woke up to a terrible pain when I went to the bathroom....a pain that was not my usual IC pain.…