That Damn Ticker

So, my stupid heart is being stupid again. It is such an asshole sometimes.Stupid asshole. I should start from Sunday night. I was having a weird scratchy throat. I didn't feel sick and thought maybe it was allergy induced. Zyrtec made no difference so I TRIED not to worry about it and finally went to…

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Poop and Maui: It’s Time for Surgery

What you don't want to hear the morning of the day you need to do a bowel cleanse? "Don't flush the toilets! The sewer is backed up!!" You have GOT to be fucking kidding me. Every couple of years we have this issue because there are tree roots that block our pipes. Bad timing, Plumbing…

Panic Attacks: Sneaky Bastards

When I started getting panic attacks just over 15 years ago, they were rarely discussed and the general public certainly did not understand what they really were. Most people thought it was a symptom of crazy people or an exaggerated expression of being stressed out. The Sopranos shed some light on panic as Tony suffered…

Strep Can Kiss My Butt

For years we dealt with reoccurring strep throat diagnoses - ever since Cassidy was a baby. Many times the cultures were negative, but all the same signs were there. Sometimes the tests would read positive and the doctors would be shocked. Her symptoms didn't always seem to fit the typical strep case. Usually headaches and…

Cafeteria Consciousness Part Two (Patch)

To read the original article and reader comments, please click HERE   Earlier this week, I started a discussion on thetopic of food in schools. This is part two of that commentary. As parents, it is our job to instill healthy habits into our children’s lives. But I believe that our schools have a responsibility…