Last week, I was felled by a migraine. It started as just a headache while I was at the office but got progressively worse, by the time I got home, the nausea, light/sound/smell sensitivity had hit and I knew I was done for. I took a single Advil, put on sweatpants and laid down on the couch. I had let Brad know that my headache was now migraine. When he got home from work he came in quietly and kept the light off. Then he snuggled up on the couch with me and just held me.
Brad does a lot for me. He saved my life probably more than once. As I laid there waiting for the migraine to subside, I was thankful to have found and married such as wonderful man.
He’s not too bad to look at either 😉
I’ve been trying to get him to write a blog post for me occasionally, but he continues to decline. Then I found Samantha’s Blogger Men Tell All link up where she provides themed prompt questions and blogger husbands, fiances, boyfriends or male friends/relatives answer the questions. I sent this week’s set to Brad and he answered them below, my commentary will appear in [brackets] Continue reading →
Blue Fridays are about diabetes awareness. So for Diabetes Awareness month, my Friday posts are all about diabetes. Like last week.
If you don’t have diabetes, there are probably a lot of things that you don’t think about. So I ask you:
1. When was the last time you saw your own blood?
I saw mine minutes ago when I checked my blood sugar. I see my own blood approximately 8 to 10 times every day.
2. How often do you go to the doctor? And, how many doctors do you have?
This is kind of a loaded question for anyone who doesn’t have a chronic health condition. My healthcare team is made up of a bunch of professionals, with 7 key players. I go to about 6 regular-type doctor’s appointments per year and have various labwork done at least twice a year, but this year I’m looking at eight visits to the lab.
It seemed that a lot of my friends were having a rough go of it today. My heart goes out to you all for everything you’re dealing with today.
I recently heard someone say that they were taught that you’re allowed to have a bad day, but you’re not entitled to ruin anyone else’s. I really liked that. And it seemed that a lot of you, my dear friends, are dealing with the bad days that others are having.
Things are going pretty well at the moment, so I feel like sharing some sunshine (even though it’s a cloudy day in Cleveland).
Here are some things that are making me happy today and how they can help you be happy:
Things are going well for the people that I love, my husband is happy, my mom is thriving, etc (being happy for others makes you happy)
My kittens are adorable (it’s been proven that petting an animal reduces stress, let me know if you need to borrow a snuggly kitty) Continue reading →