Three weeks down of my 22-week-challenge and I’m having a great time! Here are some of my favorite things that I’ve accomplished from the last 2 weeks… Progress on my garden My favorite part of this whole challenge has for sure been the gardening aspect of things! I am LOVING watering my garden each day … More Day 22
In March my brain almost died from sleep deprivation and I ended up in the hospital for a week. It was a super scary time because for a day or two neither I nor anybody else knew if I would get my memories back or truly remember who I was ever again. While it was … More A Change Of Heart
Hey guys!! So it’s been officially a week since I started my 22 week challenge and here are the things I’ve completed so far… Plant something in my garden The first thing that I did, right on April 22nd, was get my garden started! We’ve had a pile of soil forming in our backyard from … More Week One, CHECK!
I have a confession to make…I’ve been afraid to blog this year because brain damage has left me dyslexic (among other things), so sometimes I have a really hard time with words these days. But I think it’s woven into my being to need to express myself through writing, because I still long to blog. And … More Cassia Takes On A 22-Week Challenge!
[A Damage Report Post] I don’t really know how to start this update, because the weight of this particular diagnosis is quite heavy and there’s no real way to be honest about it and yet not sound like I’m being extreme at the same time. I’m not being extreme. I never am when it comes … More The Scariest Diagnosis
Last month Walker and I (and countless others) were stuck in the middle of a horrible fire-storm, and while we were incredibly lucky to have lost neither home nor workplace, my health was not so fortunate. A week into the fires I found myself weaker and more physically taxed than I thought possible. I had reached … More My Ground Zero Of All Ground Zeroes
There are few people in the world whose music has encouraged me as often as JJ Heller’s has. I can’t say how many times her words and sweet melodies have brought comfort and hope to my heart, as well as cheerful songs to my lips. WELL, last Friday she released a new song that I … More Even When You Lose
Allrighties everybody, here it is…my long-overdue health update! Or, I guess I should say, here is part one of it. If I would’ve written this post 2 months ago, the list of my new diagnoses would have been much shorter. Buuuut….since then I’ve undergone more medical testing that has revealed over half-a-dozen new diagnoses. O_O As I … More The Damage Report
I’ve learned from experience that if someone asks about my health and I try to share more than one diagnosis with them, 90% of the time their eyes glaze over and they either change the subject or walk away. And it’s not because they don’t care about me or the state of my body…they just … More Coming Up: The Damage Report
Writing used to be a kind of therapy for me. I wrote to survive, almost. It was like a lifeline that connected me to reality amidst all the trauma and abuse and confusion that was my daily life… I used to fill up a journal every 3 months. I needed to process each day’s events … More A Healing Step