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Dr. House, what did you do with my bariatric surgeon?

So we go to my bariatric surgeon this afternoon, expecting to have a typical pre-surgery consult appointment during which we’d set a surgery date. Instead of leaving with a surgery date (December 24th), we leave with Dan’s gallbladder removal surgery on hold and a referral to an endocrinologist, because my surgeon suspects what he has is in fact not “just” Fibromyalgia and “just” weight gain from medication, but Cushing’s DiseaseAwesome.

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The Ins and Outs of Child Support

December 18th, 2014 ♥ 11:34am

Divorce is a challenging experience, and with more than half of all marriages now ended in divorce, it’s something that you might find yourself going through too. When meeting with an attorney, you need to give some thought to child support. As long as you and your former spouse had a paternal relationship with at […]


As the old adage goes: fake it ’til you make it!

December 18th, 2014 ♥ 11:27am

For many things, I’m a firm believer in faking it until you make it. Depressed? Anxious? Go to therapy. Take meds. Find ways to cope. But to the outside world, make sure you put on your best smile and a decent outfit. Dreading that work meeting? Show up with a file folder overflowing with charts, spreadsheets, […]


What gall.

December 17th, 2014 ♥ 8:10pm

For months Dan has been dealing with frequent abdominal pain (particularly in the upper right quadrant; also, the pain worsens after eating), bloating, some nausea and vomiting, reflux, and alternating constipation and diarrhea. Anyone who is familiar with gallbladder problems will right away go: “duh, it’s your gallbladder”. That’s what I’ve been saying to Dan, our […]


My favorite Christmas nail polishes

December 16th, 2014 ♥ 8:59pm

From left to right: Morgan Taylor – Time to Shine Nicole by OPI – All is Glam, All is Bright Morgan Taylor – Rare as Rubies Zoya – Kimmy Morgan Taylor – Later Alligator Zoya – Rina Sinful Colors – Bombshell