Last day of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I find myself approaching a subject that I don’t really know how to articulate. I want to make clear, that I haven’t experienced the loss of a child, and I will never be able to articulate that kind of pain (I hope, God, I hope), and… Continue reading Childhood Cancer/Pediatric Liver Disease Grief
So Mondays suck. As a rule. So I have decided to institute a new Monday tradition. On my FB, I often post little “Sophieisms” or “Archerisms” or “Viviisms,” and even some interactions between Dan and myself. Some of these things are just going to be reminders for me of what is in our past. I… Continue reading New Monday Tradition (Sorry not sorry)
I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to figure out how to articulate this one issue in a way that is understandable, so please be patient with me. I had a conversation with a fellow chemo mom/histio mom yesterday that drew me back a few years and I wanted to put it out there. This… Continue reading Childhood Cancer bruising your profession and finances.
I got to spend today with Sophie at work because her school had this weird Fall holiday thing on a Wednesday with little to no warning. She was AWESOME. She drew this incredible T-shirt on a little girl in a coloring book and one of my co-workers took one look at it and told her… Continue reading Childhood Cancer’s Path of Destruction and it’s Aftermath.
Note: I originally had this titled “Why we need to reward participation and losing.” Misnomer. I MEANT CELEBRATE participation and losing. Most of the time you don’t get a reward for losing (participation medals notwithstanding), but you should celebrate it.) I was reminded today about how totally screwed up so many parents have become in… Continue reading Why we need to celebrate participation and losing.
So recently there has been an outpouring of anger towards The View for the stupid things they said about Miss Colorado in the Miss America pageant. I figured I could throw my 10 cents into the pile here, since I actually have a unique point of view on the topic of nurses. I am the… Continue reading The Value of Nurses
I watched that Nicole Arbour “Dear Fat People” thing last night. I was appalled. I know there have been hundreds of posts and responses and stuff out there telling this woman that she’s going to hell and all that fun stuff. I have to be honest, my initial response was to lash out cause what… Continue reading “Dear Fat People” Response
So Vivi’s daycare called today because she had a fever. I picked up her and Archer, who incidentally was magically covered in hives on his legs by the time I got to the daycare for Vivi. ~sigh~ My children. Anyways, I get them home and Vivi is in rare form, refusing to be put down… Continue reading Things I have learned from motherhood.
Okay, so this going to be a heavy one. Sorry in advance. September is both Childhood Cancer Awareness Month AND Histiocytosis Awareness Month. Most likely, you have never heard of Histiocytosis, and that’s cause it’s a REALLY rare cancer that mostly hits small children, usually infants and toddlers, and can show up with symptoms that… Continue reading Childhood Cancer/Histiocyctosis and the tattoo covered scar it left behind.
One of my friends posted this online. So I took it the next step. And one of my friend’s husband took it the step after that. I have too much free time (that’s a joke… I just live in my brain too much.) My addition: I’m an emotionally starved neighborhood Rottweiler. I see my owner’s… Continue reading Insurance Fan Fiction cause Tumblr started it.