Category: chronic illness

Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, chronic illness, ileostomy, inflammatory bowel disease

You Are Not Unloveable.  Just Wait.

I have Ulcerative Colitis, A Permanent Ileostomy, And Arthritis. I have Bipolar Disorder: Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings. I am overweight. I am a single mom. Who in they’re right fucking mind would take a mess like that and love them to pieces?   I truly thought no one.  And if someone did show interest there …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Inspirational, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Overthinking

When you feel held back from greatness because of your Mental Illness 

This hit home for me tonight… I’m laying in bed, still slightly lethargic from my latest depression and new med addition.   But, in my head, are finally clearing thoughts that aren’t so negative.  It’s like the cloud is lifting and my creativity is again infusing the brain that felt useless for a whole week. …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Inspirational, Uncategorized

One Flawsome Momma: What is a FUNK? And what to do about it.

In a funk? Me too.   Affiliate Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  Any products I suggest are based on personal experience and I share them because I …

chronic illness, Nursing

Nurse and Patient: Perspectives from both sides of the spectrum

Nurses are taught from the very beginning that the most important aspect of our job is advocating for our patients.  In reflection of my experiences on both sides of the spectrum, I would like to shed some insight and advice for those navigating the healthcare field. Ask Questions.  Healthcare providers are rushed.  Many times they …

chronic illness

Grief, Gratitude and Grace: On Chronic Illness

Less than 24 hours before I’m in the operating room. After 7 years of ups and downs with Ulcerative Colitis my story is finally coming to an end.  I had hoped after the last surgery that my ileostomy would be reversed and I would be able to be “normal” again, but unfortunately my body had …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Divorce, Inspirational, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: I Am Not a Feather

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and I slept 10 hours last night.  I feel human again!  Just a little update on the blog – I’ve added a subscriber link and would love for my fans to sign up.  You get first dibs on any post and I’ll be sending out weekly inspirational tips.  🙂 Now, …