Doctors, Family, Medications, & Photoshoots

If I thought last week was chaos, this week was just as busy. After my ER visit #5 and posting my blog on Friday, I had the worst insomnia. Usually, the excitement and intensity of those days wear me out, but I could not sleep for the life of me.  My insomnia continues to get … Continue reading Doctors, Family, Medications, & Photoshoots


23andMe DNA Test Results

I am finally getting a chance to break down my 23andMe DNA Test results, so I hope you are ready to learn something about Mary, if you care to read this. So, first, I want to share the image of my 23 chromosomes.  This is by FAR the best 'selfie' I have ever had.  Each … Continue reading 23andMe DNA Test Results

Happy with My Crohn’s Disease

I know for a couple of my previous posts I have been kind of a ‘Negative Nancy’, and after a loooong talk with Philip, I am trying to maintain a positive outlook, because I WILL eventually feel better. I have not been angry at my body this week, I am more tired and exhausted than … Continue reading Happy with My Crohn’s Disease

Is All Hope Lost, Again?

"I'm not sure we can help you."  - That's what the Urologist, Dr. B, said after looking at the pair of semen analyses. After reviewing his paperwork, with Phil and myself both trying to explain everything,  (See Infertility is a Sadness, No Little Lambs & Infertile Myrtle), the doctor checked for testicular disorders (checked his testes) … Continue reading Is All Hope Lost, Again?

Stop Making Excuses: End Rape Culture

This week's post comes a little early because I want to focus and vent on this week's news. As a victim and survivor of sexual assault myself, this 6 month jail sentence for the Stanford Rapist, Brock Turner, has me perturbed and full of emotions.  Emotions of anger towards the Judge and rapist, and emotions … Continue reading Stop Making Excuses: End Rape Culture

So You’re Sayin There’s A Chance?

Update: YES! There is still a chance, even if it's a small one!!! Today I visited with occupational therapy, and I received 4 new hand braces, one for each hand during the day, and one for each hand at night.  I will also receive a paraffin machine, to use on my hands 3x's a day!  Painful joints … Continue reading So You’re Sayin There’s A Chance?