The 3rd Time Is NOT A Charm, Trust Me ;)

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] I had a reprieve then for 30 minutes or so.  And then they informed me they needed to do a CT scan in order to get a better look at what was going on in there. I didn’t think I could do it.  I knew from the CT scan Read More…

Chapter 6 – A Journey Through Hell

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]Peace Amidst the Rage[/headline_tahoma_small_left] That evening Nan went out with the kids to a gathering with some friends and sent me this text: “Sometimes the Lord calms the storm.  Sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms the soul.” The storm was certainly raging for us at this Read More…

They Shall Mount Up With Wings As Eagles

I still ordered the gluten free options.  I couldn’t bring myself to go back to eating gluten yet after everything I had read decrying it as a gut inflammatory with huge negative consequences.  So that week I ordered the gluten free burger and in my starved condition it was simply delicious.  And I ordered the Read More…

“Trust Me!” Really? Is That Your Best Answer?

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]Chapter 5 – Desperation, Confusion, Insanity, Cookies[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]Emergency Room 2.0[/headline_tahoma_small_left] Facing reality head on can be hard.  But my body’s self-destruction had to be faced.  I was losing an average of one pound every single day.  I knew I couldn’t sustain that rate for long.  Already feeble, Read More…

A New Hope and A Shattered Hope

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]Life Saving Love[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered]  During this increasing turmoil, our extended family and friends responded graciously and amazingly.  People started showing up with food almost every day, removing the burden off Nan’s shoulders to prepare each meal for the kids.   Then my parents drove in from eight hours away and Read More…

There’s A Pill For That

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]There’s A Pill For That[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered]  But as I lay there, not falling asleep, slowly the tight, burning in my butt returned. “What??  No!!!  I thought we were past this??” Soon it was a full-fledged burn out and by early morning complete discomfort again. “What kind of cruel joke Read More…

The SCD – A Miracle Cure?

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]Chapter 4 – Round 2: High Hopes[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered] [content_box_grey width=”75%”] “I’m sure you’ve discovered my deep and abiding interest in pain. Presently I’m writing the definitive work on the subject.” – Count Rugen, The Princess Bride[/content_box_grey] [headline_tahoma_small_centered color=”#000000″]The SCD – A Miracle Cure?[/headline_tahoma_small_centered] On September 25th I read most Read More…

Say No To Drugs! Except…

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]Doing Drugs[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered] “So what’s the treatment?” I asked.  “What do we do now?” “We start you on a pretty high dose of steroid, called Prednisone,” the Doctor said.  “Go fill the prescription I’ll send to the pharmacy right now and call me in about 10 days to report Read More…

A Gift On The Doorstep

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]What You Give You Receive[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered] No sleep the entire night capped off with the full body workout intensity of those two enemas had me lying on the ground feeling barely alive. I knew I needed to get myself up the stairs and get dressed so I could make Read More…

2 Unpleasant Rituals

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]Chapter 3 – Digesting Digestive Disorder[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_centered color=”#000000″]Accelerating Decline[/headline_tahoma_small_centered] I found myself on a major detour from my planned route in life.  Forget running, teaching, and my work, I couldn’t even help with the dishes anymore.  I couldn’t help tuck the kids in at night.  I barely had Read More…