Okay, the update first, then the mind-blowing part. Mom is improving. They’ve got her on antibiotics to help with both the pneumonia and the infection, and both are getting better. They’re talking about reducing her sedation a little later on today and perhaps even taking the tube out (so I now know for a fact… Read More Mind-Blowing Update on Mom
Last night I got a call from the family friend that looks after Mom while she’s stuck there in North Carolina and I’m stuck here in Austin. She was rushed to the hospital where they diagnosed her with double pneumonia and “put a breathing tube in her,” which I’m taking to mean she’s been intubated.… Read More Update on Mom
Last night we had a pretty bad storm come through. It woke me up at least once that I can recall, and it drenched half of the balcony, the half that the chairs and Stormy’s box are on. Fortunately, we were able to bring him inside last night, so he was safe through the worst… Read More Storms and Stormy
Today I had a friend come over to visit for a few hours. It’s the first in-person socialization that I’ve done in weeks. There was a purpose to the visit, however. She came over to teach my wife and me a few embroidery stitches. In between we watched a couple videos on YouTube and sat… Read More There Should Be Stickers
Today’s blog post is going to be considerably more personal than usual, even in a blog that deals with my experiences with chronic physical and mental illnesses. Today I’m going to talk about a part of my past that I don’t like to bring up. First, though, let me preface where this is coming from.… Read More The Courage to Be Vulnerable
Today’s been a good day – mostly. I woke up in a grumpy mood but it soon went away. Then a few times during the day my mood has tanked, but not far and not for long. The trick here is that my bad moods tended to trigger bad moods in my wife, since she… Read More Sunny With a Chance of Irrationality
I’ve been thinking long and hard for a while about my fitness level, which is to say, I don’t really have one. I’m five foot seven and weigh 293 pounds. My back is more often than not in some level of pain, and my knees wouldn’t be up to running long distances even if the… Read More A Matter of Fitness
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Friday Fiction! Today’s prompt from writing-prompt-s.tumblr.com is a fun one. You are convinced there is a human living above your bed at night. Your monster parents don’t believe you. Let’s see what I can do with this … I decided to bring up the… Read More Friday Fiction: Monsters!
Okay, not really, the fight was Sunday. Therapy was today, and that’s what we talked about the majority of the time. I was honest that I couldn’t remember what started the fight. I couldn’t at the end of the day Sunday, and I’m even more clueless about it today. I think it was me reacting… Read More Fight! Fight! Fight!
Today was therapy day. I say “was” because, well, the appointment started four minutes ago. You’ll note that I’m apparently not in my therapist’s office. There’s a reason for that. Long story short, my back went out this morning trying to get out of bed. I’ve been on the heating pad ever since, and only… Read More Welp, Maybe Not