Spironolactone: does it help?

The following is highly embarrassing for me, but I want others to hopefully learn about this drug and what it did to me. Note, not all bodies have the same reactions, so what I experienced could be different from someone else. See the post by Claire Carusillo, who’s life was improved by Spironolactone, for an…

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Post Brain Surgery, What to Expect

Even now, over a month after my surgery on Oct 10 2018, I still struggle to focus – which is why I haven’t posted anything.  But, I think I’ve been on radio silence for too long. First, if you haven’t guessed, I survived the surgery. Second, none of my brain goo came out, and the…

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Who’s the Boss: Disease or Me?

Let’s play “who’s the boss: disease or me?” There are things happening to me that terrify me. I lost the battle for my body – as my weight continues to climb – and I accepted this… … but then, the battle for my hair began. On Monday, September 3, 2018, I took my regularly scheduled morning…

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OST Obsession

I believe that when a movie is able to match its soundtrack to its scenes so perfectly that it brings the audience to a state of reverence, that movie is a success. The first time this happened for me was when I saw Bring It On. How could this be, you ask? How could a…

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Cushing’s Disease and Me

I have had a hard journey with my body, and my journey is not even close to being over. I am not afraid, but I want this opportunity to tell women about this disease, and how important it is to not give up on your body, to not give up on yourself. In November of…

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Do We “Know” Anything?

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates When I think back to my lessons in French where we attempted to determine when to use Savior – “to know” – and when to use Connaître – also “to know,” the reasoning behind using one over the other often offered such a headache…

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Go Ahead, Be Zealous

Zealous as in “spends a lot of time or energy in supporting something that they believe in very strongly” from Collins, 2017. I want to have encounters with zealous people who are passionate about something because those people are the ones who inspire me to reflect on myself in order to look for changes, without them…

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Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Failed Jedi

I am not a Star Wars expert, but I grew up watching Episodes IV, V, and VI, so I believe that I can recognize the difference between those masterpieces, and this… thing that they’re calling a movie. A lot of money went into Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi at a total budget…

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Best Steps for Self Improvement

Acknowledging that you as an individual have areas that can be (or should be) improved is hard, but taking the time to reflect on your own actions and feelings is the best way to grow and improve yourself.

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