10 things on Tuesday

10 8 things on Tuesday   UPDATE! I met with my neurologist yesterday after all the tests (24 hour holter monitor, EKG, carotid duplex study, CTA, EEG) had been returned. ALL of them normal. Hooray? It’s a strange feeling to hear that they didn’t find a damned thing of concern in your tests when something... Continue Reading →


The Shit Show – Starring the Lyonchs

Can we talk about the absolute bullshittery involved with navigating the world of health care and doctor's appointments and tests and follow up? It's why people with chronic illnesses lose their jobs or their loved ones quit jobs to become caretakers, because just wading through the bureaucracy takes full time energy and investment. After being... Continue Reading →

Heart over head

Yesterday on my way back from the bathroom, the tunnel vision, knee buckling collapse came so quickly that I couldn't sit and instead came crashing down into a plan B sandwich board sign, first becoming confused then losing consciousness. Two public health nurses and a nurse supervisor found me, took my pulse and my blood... Continue Reading →

A few more

I lifted the rest of the pictures from the listing to share with y'all because omg i'm so excited! I could hardly fall asleep last night even though, you know, the big deal is kind of done (the other pieces of home buying are stressful, but they aren't the same kind of will-it-won't-it stress) . . .... Continue Reading →


It's been a wild weekend. Last weekend, as I said, we met some new friends in Tacoma who recommended a new Tacoma specific realtor to us. We contacted them and were referred out to a different, also Tacoma specific realtor. We talked briefly with her, and then decided to promptly fire our old realtor and... Continue Reading →

Three Things on Thursday

My CTA came back . . .normal. Well, mostly. I do have a 'fetal origins' of my posterior cerebral arteries. On its own, this means nothing. But, it is the 'lack of back up blood flow' that my mom has always told us caused my grandmother's stroke during aneurysm surgery. So, it's good to know... Continue Reading →

ten things on a Tuesday night

1. This morning I got injected with barium contrast dye and had pictures taken of my brain. It took the tech 4 tries, a bunch of bruises and calling a second person in before the IV made it into my arm, which was absolutely the worst part of the experience. Results should be sent to... Continue Reading →

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