Antibiotics and migraines are all the fun.

I finally got over that terrible stomach virus and started my antibiotics (Bactrim) on Wednesday, April 12th. It has not been without issue though. I am a very sensitive being and I do get all the best side effects.... nausea, stomach aches, mild diarrhea. You know all the stuff I just had when I had that…

At least you have your health… oh wait.. no you don’t… my bad.

The last two weeks have been rough. Reid, Aaron and I have been varying degrees of sick with a terrible stomach virus. It hit the two of them first and took me down last and hardest. Save the best for last??? ehhhh.... I spent this whole week in bed. Now I'm finally up and about.…

A Life without Birth Control: What’s that like?

I have been flying under the radar the past couple weeks. I've just been feeling very uninspired to write. It's not that I have had nothing to say...I have plenty to say. I guess it was more that I was feeling very overwhelmed and emotional. I've noticed that since I stopped taking birth control February…

Which is it…Physical Therapy or Physical Torture?

  ***The purpose of this post is to give light and exposure to what physical therapy is like for those of us with IC and PFD. This is not in any way meant to discourage anyone from going to PT. PT is extremely beneficial in healing those of us with IC/PFD. I would not stop…

What doesn’t kill you…

I've mentioned recently that I have been sick with bronchitis, which is difficult by itself. As someone who has asthma and chronic bronchitis, I can say that it sucks. It always makes me wish lungs were not required to live. I say this from experience... I've gotten bronchitis 1-2 times a year for as long…

That Feeling of Indescribable Disconnect

I am elbow deep into my second semester of graduate school. Wow. It's exhausting. My three classes are going well so far. I am taking Quantitative Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (HBSE) and Forensic Social Work (FSW) at George Mason University. The FSW class at George Mason University (GMU) is particularly interesting. I…

Valentine’s Day: Chronic Illness Edition

I'm going to be honest with you here... I have never liked Valentine's Day. I think it's a contrived holiday that was made up by the greeting card companies and blah blah blah... you know the spiel by now. But last year was the first Valentine's Day I've ever celebrated that made me somewhat rethink…