The Wild Great Beyond of Lettuce

I’m doing much better! Since I left the hospital my abdominal pain is almost completely gone. I’m able to digest foods I haven’t been able to stomach in a decade. Salads are a regular part of my diet. The doors to the wild, great beyond have opened to me! Mostly though I’m sticking to my...
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I Had Surgery and It Actually Helped

Ha ha— Remember that time where I couldn’t eat ANYTHING unless it was blended to mush and then eventually even that was insanely painful? Well that’s because I had an adhesion wrapped around my intestines (and also a random cyst in that general area) and so food couldn’t get through the kink the tubing. And...
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The Facts I Would Tell Newly Diagnosed POTS Patients

When I was first diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) I took in the internet with one huge gulp of air. I had to know everything. IMMEDIATELY. I had exactly one million and nine questions. And knowing there were Facebook support groups where I could semi-anonymously ask these questions gave me unimaginable relief. Over...
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Lego—and Let It Go!

I’ve worried you so much, I’m sorry. It’s not so bad. Okay. I ate four garlic rolls and a bowl of pasta twice the size of my head while sobbing over the Disney Channel’s showing of Bolt last night, but COME ON IT’S A SAD MOVIE. The dog gets lost. From its person.  Like, I...
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