Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Work Continues

I had my liver biopsy done again recently.  I was Stage 2 in March of 2012, I am still Stage 2 as of May 2015.  I am happy that I'm not worse, that's for sure.  I work pretty hard at this and was really hoping it had made more of a difference.  At least I'm not worse.  That's what I keep reminding myself.  Most likely without all this effort, I would be worse- I'm certain of it.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Accidental Gluten and The Trials of Autoimmunity

First, and perhaps most importantly, I want to say that I don't eat 'gluten free' foods on a regular basis.  I mean the pre-packaged kind, because even if they are gluten free (which is questionable), they are usually not very good for you.  But when we were on our honeymoon and traveling and getting all the final touches for our wedding done- I did indulge.  Due to time and due to my lack of being prepared otherwise.  And, of course, that's when it happened.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Something Old, Something New

For those that don't know, I recently got married!
I told many people after my divorce that I would never get married again.  But, as the saying goes, never say never.
When love hits, it hits, and I've married someone that I truly feel is my soulmate.

I'm 37, with a good career and generally a pretty good head on my shoulders.  So when I say that he is my soulmate, I don't mean in the 'in lust, for the moment' kind of way.  I mean that we are a matched set.  We are not perfect- I drive him crazy with my various habits, and he has a couple that have been known to turn me into Rain Man...But we don't sweat the small stuff.  He is the perfect mate for me.  My struggles are his struggles, and vice versa.  My success is his success, and vice versa.  My challenges are the times where he really takes charge and takes care of us (and I'd like to think that is also vice versa).
An important instance of this is my health.  I have health concerns, that's why my blogs exist.  And he doesn't just know about them, he makes them as much a priority as I do.  And THAT is just one, but a big one, of the reasons I know we are soulmates.  We care about the other even more than we care about ourselves.  In the truest sense of the phrase.  That isn't something achieved lightly, and here we are.  I am one lucky gal.

So in the theme of the wedding, I wanted to give some new information and bring something old over from my old blog.