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Perforated ulcer redux

Status report as best as I can recall: The pain started at 7am at a 10 and stayed at a 10 until I went into surgery at 6pm. 3mm perforated ulcer w/ necrosis for a total damaged area of 25mm. Significant air pockets all throughout abdominal cavity. Three hour laparoscopic surgery. I woke up with two IVs, a Dilaudid PCA pump, a catheter, a drain, and a feeding tube. I will be in the hospital for at least a week.

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A summer of meltdowns

July 31st, 2015 ♥ 9:46pm

This Facebook post perfectly sums up not just yesterday, but most days this summer: Summer is always difficult for Ryan, due to the lack of structure and the unpredictability of many days, but this summer has been, without a doubt, the absolute worst. And it’s not as if we haven’t been doing things – there […]


#LiveBrighter with Direct Energy

July 30th, 2015 ♥ 9:13pm

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Direct Energy but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Without a doubt it’s our electric bill that I worry about the most. While our mortgage and car insurance payments generally don’t change, electricity usage can change from day to day, resulting in monthly bills that could […]


Ryan’s ninth birthday

July 28th, 2015 ♥ 2:51pm

Now Ryan is nine, and until Alyssa’s birthday (October 27th) I can watch people do a bit of a double-take when I tell them my children are nine and ten. You can practically see them doing the math in their head. But it’s more fun to watch that unfold than to specify that the sprogs […]


Happy Birthday Ryan!

July 26th, 2015 ♥ 9:00am

Then: Now: Happy 9th Birthday, Ryan!