Crazy Intense Tough Love

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]Chapter 9 – A Fresh View.  A New Life[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered]   [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]The New Deal[/headline_tahoma_small_left] December became a month of growth, renewal, rebuilding, and recovery. I spent hours each day shopping or teaching myself new ways to cook.  Taking much needed naps, or going on super slow one mile Read More…

Rebuilding From Nothing?

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] I wrote this on my blog a few days after Abe came home: [content_box_light_blue width=”85%”] December 7, 2012 Rebuilding From Nothing?? In some ways perhaps I am rebuilding from nothing.  But it’s more accurate to say I’m Building On Everything!  Today I am a free man. My home care Read More…

His Heart Has Died

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]Miraculous Healing[/headline_tahoma_small_left] From that day on, all the bloating, all the bowel cramping pain, and all the toxic burps and gas were gone.  And they never came back.  I had changed my diet in strict adherence to Dr. Lundell’s recommendation, and all the pain went away over night.  Read More…

I Am The Captain Of My Soul

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]But First Things First, We’re Hungry![/headline_tahoma_small_left] We stopped at a Thai Restaurant for one last hurrah before making a plunge into the abyss of social exile and extreme dietary weirdness for the rest of our lives.  That’s what it felt like anyway.  And that Thai food tasted sooo Read More…

An Endless Recovery Loop

Chapter 8 – The Truth Shall Set You Free   An Endless Recovery Loop That week as the kids were out of school, I actually ventured out to a movie with the family and shopping with Nan.  Wow, a taste of normal life!  But it was not normal of course.  I still had toxic gas Read More…

Forget About ‘How’. You Won’t See It. It’s Off Your Radar Screen.

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]Emotional Trauma[/headline_tahoma_small_left]  Things improved it seemed, though slowly.  But there were setbacks.  Each day was different, and our son’s mental well-being brought constant anxiety. The trauma of my illness, and the emotional distress my words had caused that day in the hospital, created severe repercussions with my son. Read More…

Extreme Nausea Starts its Night-Shift of Torture

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]Jumping The Gun[/headline_tahoma_small_left]  The ‘felt so good to be home’ part swiftly faded unfortunately.  I went straight to my bed to lie down when I got home.  Nan fed me some chicken, rice and veggies in bed.  And not an hour later my stomach locked up on me Read More…

Show Compassion. What Matters More?

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] There is no way I could list all the amazing acts of love and selfless service that were extended to me and my family during this time.  Each act was immensely appreciated, and gave me energy to continue forward.  This experience opened my eyes to just how loving and Read More…

Is Starving Worse Than Drowning?

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_medium_centered color=”#000000″]Chapter 7 – Clawing Out Of The Pit[/headline_tahoma_medium_centered]   [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]Still Starving[/headline_tahoma_small_left] I wonder, is starving worse than drowning?  I don’t know for sure, but I would guess it is.  Because drowning can only last a couple minutes, and starving can go on for days and weeks even!  Read More…

“If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going!”

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] [headline_tahoma_small_left color=”#000000″]Begging Forgiveness[/headline_tahoma_small_left] I wallowed in self-loathing, but it couldn’t last.  I couldn’t die.  I couldn’t vanish.  I already shed every tear inside me.  All that remained was to act. I called Nan to apologize, but she wasn’t answering.  I left an apology message, begging for her forgiveness.  And Read More…