Rest and Recovery

Hello fellow spoonies and spoonie loved ones. I hope you all had a good weekend. Did anyone else over do it, over-indulge on Super Bowl food, run yourself down trying to take care of things for game day parties or appearance at a party? Ok, we can all raise our hands together.... ME TOO! I … Continue reading Rest and Recovery

Creeping Along on my Journey

Do you ever feel like the days are just dragging by? As if the time passing was the slow tick of the second hand on an analog clock low on batteries? Or you yourself are low on power so the time isn't really the issue so much as you're running low on power? It can … Continue reading Creeping Along on my Journey

To Swim or Not To Swim? That is not a question!

Hello friends! I hope this finds you all doing well. I've spent a lot of time thinking about my recovery time from this surgery; going over every detail that's not going well, every possible moment in which I messed up the repair... It's not going well and all I can think about is my swimming. … Continue reading To Swim or Not To Swim? That is not a question!

I just cannot understand

Photo by Pixabay on I've written about my daughter many times before, I've written about my best friend, and well since this is her blog you all know her too. I've even written about myself and how I try to be the best support system for them that I can be. What I haven't … Continue reading I just cannot understand

Stress… Stress… and More Stress!

Hello friends... I hope you're all doing well today. I'm sorry I've been absent the last couple of months. Things have been... well... out of control around here. Just a bombardment of appointments, therapies, specialists, home visits, home OT; the list goes on and on! I just wanted to say thank you to every one … Continue reading Stress… Stress… and More Stress!

When The Darkness Creeps In…

Sometimes when I allow myself to stop and really think about how young I am in conjunction with my list of illnesses I wonder about things like an altered/shorter life span, my quality of life now compared to 8 years ago, I wonder if the pain will ever completely leave my bones. I think of … Continue reading When The Darkness Creeps In…

Inspiration Along My Path…

A HUGE thanks to Des for her guest posts; I hope you all enjoyed them as much as I did. I hope to have her back and writing for us all again soon! I'm finally out of the fog from surgery and can type a little... one-handed and slow, but typing. Thank you for all … Continue reading Inspiration Along My Path…

When the Pain is Too Much…

Fall has descended on our sleepy little mountain town and the constant weather changes are wreaking havoc on my body. I'm having shoulder surgery in 4 days and my to do list is getting bigger while I have less and less ability to get it all done in time. Not to mention the meds you … Continue reading When the Pain is Too Much…

Trauma and the Brain/Body Connection

So, I told you about my amazing practitioner's massive intake interview process right? I had NEVER had someone talk to me about my trauma in direct correlation with my health before. I've had plenty of psychiatrists and counselors talk about how PTSD can affect you in many ways etc but no one has drawn a … Continue reading Trauma and the Brain/Body Connection

All of The Labels and Then Some

Anyone who knows me well, knows I really quite despise labels. I'm not their bio-mom, adoptive mother, foster mom... I'm a MOM. I have a shirt from one of my favorite foster family non-profits that says: Bio, Adoptive, Foster all with a line through them and then MOM in big letters at the bottom. I … Continue reading All of The Labels and Then Some