Extinction Can Be Enticing

Here’s the latest post in… [headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] (For clarity, in case you are just now seeing these posts…this is the middle of my story from 2012 that I’m writing.  to start at the beginning, click on the link above and you can scroll through the posts in order with the links Read More…

Certainly THAT Was A Bad Day Right?

[headline_arial_small_centered color=”#000000″]There Is No Bad Day[/headline_arial_small_centered] That was definitely the most painful day of my life.  I feel like I keep saying that.  Do I keep saying that?  Well, if so, it’s because it’s true.  I was on a multi-month long escalator of pain that kept getting worse.   Words cannot do justice to the pain Read More…

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…