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A Kick In The Ass For Day Seven

Posted November 8, 2008 By LifeIsChange

BTC’s comment on my Day Two post was just what I needed (thank you, BTC!).  I started out at a great pace for the first two days of NaNoWriMo.  I was thrilled and excited and very pleased with myself. And then Sunday night, I accidentally glutened myself with my hair color.  That, mixed with not […]

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Palpitations, Migraines, and Fatigue . . . Oh My!

Posted December 22, 2008 By LifeIsChange

Because symptoms like depression, fatigue, and migraines are associated with every health issue I deal with, when one or more of those symptoms becomes worse, I tend to look to one of those issues to blame.  Do I also have IBS-like symptoms accompanied by gas and bloating and intestinal pain?  I must have been glutened. […]

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Results . . . and Results

Posted January 12, 2009 By LifeIsChange

I saw my nurse practitioner at my doctor’s office last Monday morning to go over the results of the Holter monitor and echo cardiogram, and she said it is mild MVP, which I already knew was not a big deal as long as it’s mild.  I’m supposed to make an appointment to see the cardiologist, […]

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A Funeral For My Lost Hair

Posted March 12, 2009 By LifeIsChange

I got my hair cut today.   Short.  I wore it short for most of my life because I have a lot of hair and it’s very curly and woolly and difficult to take care of when it’s long, and most people through the years have said I look better (and younger) with short hair. […]

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Fatigue . . . zzzzz

Posted September 17, 2009 By LifeIsChange

I’ve been having a really rough time the last several days because I missed my Yaz for almost three days.  Word of advice for anyone taking Yaz for PMDD: Don’t skip doses! I had a small snafu with refilling my prescription last Friday (my own fault, for not planning ahead) and had to go until […]

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Feeling Crappy, Screwups, and Decisions

Posted October 10, 2009 By LifeIsChange

1.  Feeling Crappy Turns out, I didn’t have a hangover the other day.  It was the beginning of my PMDD/Migraine/Depression/Misery Days.  At least they don’t drag on for as long as they used to.  There’s that.  It was particularly rough this time, though, and the inner critic really capitalized on the opportunity to run rampant.  I […]

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Turning Points, Part I: ADD Meds

Posted December 24, 2009 By LifeIsChange

Wow.  Ok.  Where do I start? Since I wrote my last post, when I was only 1733 words into NaNo and being distracted by music, there have been some huge, major turning points in my life, including but not limited to: Getting started on ADD meds My second NaNoWriMo win Decluttering and repairs at home […]

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My Trip, and A Few Pictures

Posted February 19, 2010 By LifeIsChange

I arrived safely home on Monday from my trip, and I had a great time! The flight up: My flight left Friday night, about a half hour later than originally scheduled, because when the plane came in from the previous flight, they had to circle a few times while waiting for their turn to land.  […]

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Beware of Gluten-Carrying Strangers

Posted March 5, 2010 By LifeIsChange

Ah, geez.  I couldn’t figure out, on Wednesday, why I was so scattered and unable to focus at work.  I slept enough the night before.  I took my ADD medication, just as I do every day.  I didn’t feel particularly overly hormonal.  The Fibro was apparently the reason my neck was hurting (more about the […]

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When A Friend Becomes A Stranger

Posted March 6, 2010 By LifeIsChange

About four times a year, my neck starts to hurt, and it will hurt for a few days.  It starts out as that “I must have slept wrong” kind of feeling and then progresses until I can’t turn my head.  Because it’s so cyclical, and because I realized that it’s only a couple weeks earlier […]

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Strange Horoscope

Posted March 10, 2010 By LifeIsChange

I don’t read my horoscope very often, especially the ones that show up on just about every home page option list that only take the sun sign into account.  I mean, come on, every Gemini out there is not going to have the exact same kind of day. But today, as I was revamping my […]

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This happens a lot, in my life.  When there is something I’m really supposed to know or address, it keeps popping up everywhere, again and again.  In conversations (either between myself and others or in overheard conversations), in articles or blog posts I stumble on when searching for something else, on TV.  I can ignore […]

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NaNoWriMo Number Seven, and Tools

Posted November 30, 2010 By LifeIsChange

Yay!!  Win number three, and one day early, no less!  I’m kind of amazed, actually, especially since there must have been a dozen times during the month that I decided to quit.  Some of those times, I was only going to quit this year’s NaNo, and other times, I was going to quit writing altogether, […]

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Gluten Ataxia

Posted April 12, 2011 By LifeIsChange

SS found a fascinating article and emailed it to me this morning.  It’s brought on one of those “Wow!” reactions for me. We’ve discussed, many times, some problems I have with balance and gait that are kind of upsetting to me.  Up to now, I’ve chalked them up as being symptoms of my ADD/Executive Function […]

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Rough Day

Posted June 13, 2011 By LifeIsChange

So, I went to the allergist this morning, and the good news is that I’m not allergic to any of the things they tested me for.  I don’t remember the whole list, but it included cats, dogs, milk, wheat, rice, dust mites, and some grasses and trees; I think Oak and Poplar were on that […]

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My apologies to anyone who found this post by googling Katy Perry and then was disappointed to land on the blog of a middle-aged woman who blogs about her health and feeling old.  I would have written this as two separate posts, but it all goes together, for me. . . So, SS and I […]

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Going Off Of Yaz / Beyaz

Posted July 19, 2011 By LifeIsChange

I realized it’s been a while, again, since I posted, so I think it’s time for a catch-up. The biggest thing that has been on my radar recently has been going off of Yaz (which is now called Beyaz). Ickiness warning for anyone who finds discussion of women’s health issues off-putting: the rest of this […]

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Please help me win a new bed!

Posted August 29, 2011 By LifeIsChange

I debated about posting about this on my blog, since I try to keep my real name separate from my blogging, but I do blog about health and issues that are directly affected by quality of sleep, like ADD/ADHD and Fibromyalgia, and this relates to all of that. SS found an essay contest here to try to win […]

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NaNo 2016, Day Three

Posted November 3, 2016 By LifeIsChange

I must say, I’m pleased with my progress so far. I’m at 7208 words. The target word count for the end of Day Three (at 1667 words each day) is 5001. I started out with a good Day One (4769), but Day Two wasn’t so good (I only added 442 words). Today I’ve been feeling […]

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