Ninth Wedding Anniversary: A PDA (Sorry, Husband)

New visitors policies for this hospital system were recently announced. I was told yesterday that under the updated guidelines, my husband can now be classified as an "Essential Care Partner" and visit me twice a week for two hours at a go. My nurse was fantastic about getting the requisite paperwork filled out so that … Continue reading Ninth Wedding Anniversary: A PDA (Sorry, Husband)

A Bad Day

Look at me, blogging more regularly! #bored The bad news is, as the title of this post makes abundantly clear, that this one's a real downer. Sorry. I'll balance that out a little with a picture of the bulletin board in my room. In case you're wondering, the duck's name is Marvin, and he works … Continue reading A Bad Day

Six Months, and All I Have to Show for Them Is Significant Progress and a Cheesy Paint by Numbers

While eating the second avocado of my breakfast this morning, I realized that today is the six-month mark of this hospitalization. Six months. That's ... a significant amount of time. Seriously. So much has changed outside these walls since I got here: seasons have passed, a pandemic has begun, major change is taking place in … Continue reading Six Months, and All I Have to Show for Them Is Significant Progress and a Cheesy Paint by Numbers

Eight Weeks, and All I Have to Show for Them Is a Mostly Unedited Blog Post (and lots of empty Ensure Plus bottles and many seizures and significant progress)

For several weeks, I kept going back to the same now-musty post in my drafts folder, making minor changes, staring at what I’d written, and then inevitably becoming overwhelmed and distracted by other tasks, 9.5 times out of 10 a meal or a bottle of Ensure Plus. It was time to acknowledge that the longer, … Continue reading Eight Weeks, and All I Have to Show for Them Is a Mostly Unedited Blog Post (and lots of empty Ensure Plus bottles and many seizures and significant progress)

Endocrinology Appointment for the Weak-Boned and Strong-Willed

My bone health has been an ongoing concern due to my anticonvulsants, several of which can cause decreased bone density, and to my eating disorder. My dread of this year's bone scan and endocrinologist appointment was not, then, entirely irrational, though it was admittedly a little extreme. Unsure whether or not I could handle the … Continue reading Endocrinology Appointment for the Weak-Boned and Strong-Willed

Self-Managing

I recently signed up for a six-part workshop on chronic-illness self-management offered by one of my healthcare providers. I'd say I'm pretty good at self-managing my primary chronic-health condition—I do my best, anyhow—but God knows there's always room for improvement, and since I'm currently making optimizing seizure control and my recovery from anorexia nervosa my … Continue reading Self-Managing

Something a Little Different (for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week)

It was just National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here in Canada. (I missed it by a day for reasons related to my health. Sorry not sorry/actually very sorry.) Seems like as good a time as any to expand a bit on what I've awkwardly hinted at in my last couple of posts. I struggled with … Continue reading Something a Little Different (for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week)