Burn Baby, Burn

Sometimes it’s not the pain you are experiencing that is so troubling, it’s not knowing what is causing the pain. For two weeks now, my face has been red, peeling, and in extreme pain. On that stupid pain scale they show you at the Emergency Room, it would be a constant 9. Being in relentless…

The Zyrtec Effect

It’s no secret in my family that certain medications and environmental factors have a bigger impact on me than a lot of people. A few years ago when I took 1/4 of the lowest dosage xanax available, I was a zombie for 2 days and couldn’t stop sleeping. Half a muscle relaxer feels like I…

I’d Rather Play Marbles Than Baseball

This morning I had a checkup to see how Tamara is progressing. When I went to the doctor in early May I was horrified when I was diagnosed with a baseball sized cyst on my right ovary. The doctor told me that physical activity had to be put on hold until it resolves. How long…

The Real Dr. Evil

Seeing a new doctor can be exciting. It creates a sense of hope in someone who has been struggling with a continued medical problem, it makes you think “maybe this guy will be different, maybe he can help me.” That was my exact attitude as I pulled into the parking lot of a new allergist…

IT’S NAHT A TUMAH!!!

HOLY RELIEF!!!! I cannot express the amount of relief, happiness, giddiness, and peace I am experiencing right now. Isaac too, for that matter. If you have read my two prior posts about the mass that was discovered on my ovary last Friday, then you know how anxious I have been about it. I have been…

“It’s Naht a Tuma” (Okay, maybe it is?)

How I thought today was going to go: Wake up, work at the school from 8-5, work at the restaurant from 5-11, come home, relax with Isaac, sleep. How today actually went: Woke up at 6:30am sobbing because of abdominal pain, went to work at 10:30am when the pain lessened, left work at 10:45am to…