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…

Sweet end to the week

I am beyond wiped out; it’s been a long, exhausting week (with a major highlight of our awesome dog door being installed). I wasn’t sure I’d manage to get anything done today. But after checking the fridge, I realized we needed some fresh groceries. Off I went and dragged myself around the store. My reward for such…

Crohn’s chemo #5 complete!

In August, I started low-dose chemotherapy to treat my Crohn’s Disease; and though it is exhausting, it is going well. I was nervous about today’s infusion because I have difficult veins to find and I was pretty sick a couple of weeks ago. Plus, I had a low-grade fever today, so I was worried they’d say I wasn’t…

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…

Vertical for the first time in days

I spent the first three days of this week barely able to get out of bed with a nasty cold/flu plus stomach bug. So today was MAJOR progress in that I got up, showered, and even briefly left the house. Given my weak immune system, I credit this miraculous turn for the better to a…

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.…