Posts Tagged: sick days

Counting Down

4Oct2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Yeah, so I may be getting a little excited here! I actually made a ticker to count down to my laser surgery and balloon dilation to fix this pesky blockage in my throat! I haven’t made a ticker since the last time I was pregnant, and the fact that I wanted to made me laugh…. Read more »

A Chance to Breathe Again

21Sep2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

A month from today, something magical is going to happen–I will be able to breathe freely again! I wrote a few weeks back about the providentially improbable way I found out why I’d been wheezing and breathless for several years. Idiopathic subglottic stenosis is a narrowing of the trachea just below the vocal cords. So… Read more »

A Most Unlikely Diagnosis

24Aug2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

If you’ve been around me in the past few years, you’ve probably noticed me wheezing. If you’re really close to me, you’ve surely noticed that I’m not as active as I used to be. I don’t go for walks anymore. I’m now one of those annoying people who will drive around five minutes just to… Read more »

Smells Like Lysol

31Jul2014 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Weeks that contain lots of vomit aren’t my favorite. I can’t imagine that they’re anyone’s favorite! But as a borderline emetophobe, it’s really hard for me to stay┬ápeaceful when there’s icky stuff spewing about the house. (Yes, I now call my fear “borderline” because 16+ years of parenting has worn the roughest edges off what… Read more »


19Jul2014 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

If you’re my friend on Facebook, you saw yesterday this conversation I posted between me and my┬ábrilliant little guy, Jonah: Jonah: “Did you put on lipstick?” Me: “Yeah…” Jonah: “Is it strawberry flavor?” Me (still applying my makeup): “Nope.” Jonah: “Is it raspberry flavor?” Me: “No, it’s just plain.” Jonah: “Oh.” (He looks at me… Read more »