The glory of pain management

I’ve been almost afraid to talk about it, but last week my pain man­age­ment doc­tor pre­scribed break­through pain med­ica­tion for the first time. I’ve been leery of tak­ing it too often, so I’m tak­ing it once every few days instead of once a day as direct­ed. Mir­a­cle of mir­a­cles, though: all the pain except for […]

Kitten & Katie

Anoth­er pic­ture of the youngest mem­bers of our house­hold.  The kit­ten has been fol­low­ing Shel­ley around non-stop, want­i­ng Shel­ley to play with or snug­gle him. Shel­ley is decid­ed­ly NOT inter­est­ed. Some­times one of us has to pick the kit­ten up for peo­­ple-snug­­gles just to give Shel­ley an oppor­tu­ni­ty to get set­tled down for a prop­er nap. […]

I’d link to it just for this phrase

“Men­tal ill­ness robs you of your right to be a weirdo.” But actu­al­ly, the whole dan­ged thing is a good read. There are many par­al­lels to the dis­crim­i­na­tion that fat peo­ple face, too, espe­cial­ly women. If we’re car­ry­ing any extra weight, every sinus infec­tion results in an admo­ni­tion to lose weight before the doc­tor ever […]

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