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Monthly Archive for April, 2016

Setting Up Playdates

I’m at a crossroads right now when it comes to playdates, especially with my older one. I don’t feel like I should be involved anymore, especially since 12-year-olds don’t call their social interactions “playdates” anymore. They say they are “hanging out” or “getting together.” And yet my oldest wants me to help her out. She [...]

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I’ve seen a lot of doctors over the past 20 months. A lot. Recently, I went to an endocrinologist for some routine blood work. While I was there the doctor decided she wanted me to get a thyroid sonogram and a bone density test. I asked her why. She felt a nodule on the thyroid, [...]

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We all have issues and shortcomings. I have many. I have blogged about them in the past. One of the issues I have been focused on lately is actually weird, especially given what I do for a living. I am extremely sensitive and take criticism too personally. It took me a while to admit it, [...]

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While I have lost a lot over the course of my concussion recovery — money, time with my kids, memories, a feeling of safety, 15 pounds — one of the things I mourn the most is friendship. When you are ill with a chronic issue (and in my case that would be chronic, daily vestibular [...]

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The Environmental Working Group this week announced its 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produceā„¢. It’s something I have always read and followed. Basically, the list details the fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticide residue. This year, strawberries top the list. Considering the average American eats about eight pounds of strawberries every [...]

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Contacts and Guilt

I have worn contacts since I was 12. Each new pair would come in a little glass vial. I wore them daily and would disinfect them in a heating unit that plugged into the wall. I wore each pair for months — until they were covered with protein deposits. Then I would start the process [...]

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Migraines and Nightmares

As I mentioned in my last post, I have both chronic daily migraines and — up until February — bad dreams every single night. What changed in February? I went to a new migraine specialist and he put me on preventative medicine. I was hoping for the vestibular migraines to go away. (They are not [...]

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