“There’s a chance you have cancer but I don’t want to speculate until we know more.”

(cross-posted at Losing It Without Losing Me) via GIPHY “But don’t worry. Even if it is cancer, you’ve probably had it for months or years - waiting a few weeks for a biopsy isn’t a big deal. This cancer grows slowly.” via GIPHY Let’s back up. I started noticing some difficulty swallowing in late spring. I felt like I had a lump in my throat - like when you have a cold - only I didn’t have a cold. My sinuses, ears and lungs Continue Reading

Elimination Diet: Day 1

SS Elimination diet-day

It's been awhile for Amy and I, between her travels, both of us being crazy busy at work, and the holidays...let's just say it has been busy. Look out for lots of stuff to come, especially on this new elimination diet I am on. In the past few months, my food reactions have gotten worse. I am already on a gluten-free diet, but that is not seeming to be enough at this point--plus I overall eat pretty healthy. I eat whole foods, my veggies, and Continue Reading

Biofreeze #Protip

biofreeze

My wrists and forearms have been showing the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. I am certain it directly correlates to the amount of time I've been spending on the computer. You see, I got a promotion in May (YAY) and have been managing a gigantic project at work that launches at the end of the month. I'm working 10-12 hour days AT work, then coming home and working some more. There's been numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles, shooting pain, Continue Reading

Let me tell you a story

The girl and her BFF

This one's for all the naysayers. For all the people who say depression is all in your head. For anyone who has been affected by this disease. *** Let me tell you a story. A story about a girl. When this girl was 19 and home from college for winter break, she got very sick. She had debilitating headaches every day. She couldn't leave her bed. She slept most days because that was the only way to keep the headaches at bay. Her family Continue Reading

All the baby succulents

succulent propagation

It's been a couple of weeks since my last succulent propagation update, so I figured I should share what's happening! As you can see, I have lots of succulent leaves that have sprouted babies and even more that have started rooting. By the end of summer, I should have a bunch of babies ready to sell or swap!! I've been sharing some of my more successful propagation efforts. But that doesn't mean that all of my Continue Reading