Pushing past my limits

Today was originally supposed to be a rest day — after my 6th round of Crohn’s chemo two days ago, that’s all I expected to be able to do. But my plans to fill our fridge with healthy food for Mama just before that appointment were squashed by a bad flare up on Tuesday. I had…

Bone broth to the rescue

Today was one of the worst days I’ve had in a while, having spent the hours of 4 a.m. to noon violently throwing up what felt like the contents of my whole body. My entire day’s plans had to be scrapped while I dragged myself from bed to bathroom and back. I tried ginger ale,…

So that answered that question…

Mama and I have both been very ill for the last day and a half. It’s unusual for us to be out of commission at the same time, but excruciating headaches struck yesterday shortly after our glorious pedicures. Late this afternoon — after a full 24 hours in bed — Mama and I met in…

For you, me, and Mama

For the last two years, I have written about #OneGoodThing every day. It started as a New Year’s resolution, but it’s become a ritual in the Nosy Parker home. Mama and I start by talking about the options. #OneGoodThing is truly a family affair. Abby and Paisley, our beloved Bostons, have made frequent appearances. And my…

365 Days of #OneGoodThing

Today marks the completion of the second year writing about #OneGoodThing every single day — that’s a total of 731 days in a row! Daily writing and persistently positive thinking have not been easy tasks, but I’m so proud to have accomplished this milestone. Thank you to my readers for your comments and encouragement! And…

Perfect pin for Mama

Another great mail day in our house as this gorgeous Everyday Bravery pin I ordered to surprise Mama arrived today. I selected the “Chose Hope Over Fear” pin for Mama because it epitomizes her attitude toward her brain cancer. I adore the inspirational messages, empathetic cards, and lovely designs from the Emily McDowell Studio. The…

My chemo buddy

Today was my fourth round of low-dose chemotherapy infusion to control my Crohn’s Disease, and once again, our dear friend Kelley drove me and kept me company. The nurses managed to find a vein for the IV on the fourth attempt, but I got to lie down and have my treatment in a semi-private room.…