A Nasty Disease

A Nasty Disease

“Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement” Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction is an ugly disease. That’s all that can be said about it. It’s an ugly, awful disease. It’s a hateful disease. I don’t like using such strong words but sometimes they are what is needed. There are only 200 cases of…

Yellow

“Yellow is seen as a color of hope, happiness, and sunshine. It exudes positivity, energy, freshness, clarity…” Sunshine is such a gift in life. It is something that lifts everyone’s mood and creates a happy ambiance in the air. To have sunshine, clouds have to part. Sometimes these clouds can be heavy with moisture and…

6/six/VI

My medical team and I tried everything. The usual and the peculiar. Everything from pharmaceutical medications to natural acupuncture. We prayed. We cried. We laughed. We mourned. We did all of this because over a year ago I was hospitalized due to another organ failing my body. We realized that this beast of an illness…

Steps

Steps Babies constantly amaze us as we watch them grow. Each ounce and step of development is seen as magical. Their first time rolling over, crawling, standing… these moments are how we all started out. It is such a satisfactory thing. We all spent our first years learning the basic skills that would fuel us…