Attack of the Gallstones and Duodenitis

Laying in the gurney I was exhausted from the overwhelming pain and discomfort. Lightly shivering I tried to curl into the smallest ball to maintain my body heat, despite the fever, under three blankets and a hospital sheet. Hours past ever so slowly as I struggled to catch my breath and I was so terribly thirsty. The IV only partially began to quench my chapped lips, I tried to form spit in my mouth to swallow, my dehydration was ever so frustrating; the dehydration from hours of back-to-back vomiting. I prayed for relief, I prayed for answers, I thanked God for my husband keeping his wits and emotions about him and I was thankful for the staff in finding answers. Continue reading “Attack of the Gallstones and Duodenitis”

The Oily Life

A few years ago I watched a few friends on Facebook share about their journey and adventure with essential oils. I figured some of this was just placebo, voodoo healing, where it was all in their mind. Some other part of me, the part that believes in supernatural, mysticism, and the power of the almighty, I thought there might be something to this oily life they speak about. So I started to inquire. When I did, I wish I hadn’t. Continue reading “The Oily Life”

What I See vs What She Sees

What I think Dot is thinking, “I wish someone else had adopted me.  I don’t like you mom.”

What Dot is probably REALLY thinking, “I’m tired and need a nap.  I love you mom.”


What we think of ourselves tricks us into untruths we think are about us, because we don’t like our own self.  This is creating a whole new way of thinking for me.  When I think something negative, I have been consciously stopping and thinking it through.  Is this what they are thinking or is this how I perceive myself?  It can cause a hamster wheel in your head that never ends but if you throw the wheel out, and instead of thinking with emotion, think with intelligence and then emotion you may start to feel better about you!