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Why I Need to Be a Better Blogger

My blog is not the most fascinating read for most people. For many, it is an all-too-detailed account of my health issues beginning in 2003. For others, it is an encouragement to keep plugging through the waves of chronic health … Continue reading

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Farewell

If the [physician] possess negative sagacity, and a nameless something more,—let us call it intuition; if he show no intrusive egotism, nor disagreeably prominent characteristics of his own; if he have the power, which must be born within him, to … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Other Milestones

This past Tuesday, I turned 35. 35 years old. To celebrate a new level of maturity, I got a significant haircut and style change—from a basic, boring bob to a short-cropped, tousled, highly textured look. The funny thing is that … Continue reading

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The Vacation

I am on vacation. For an entire week, my husband and I are away from home, away from work (well, mostly—if there’s Wi-fi available, we work a little bit), touring the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. As Seattleites, the Olympics are pretty … Continue reading

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Tubes, Spouts, and Jenn’s Physician-Assisted Piercings

Implanted port (Portacath): This is a completely subcutaneous port which, when accessed by a (very large!) needle, serves as my feeding line for TPN. After numerous failed PICC lines, we decided to try a more long-term approach with this kind … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, TPN, and Me

An adventure worth some risks… but unforgettable, indescribable, spiritual, and altogether FUN experience! Continue reading

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Update, Part II

We did our Grand Canyon trip (see the “Grand Canyon” post for notes on that phenomenal trip–photos are here), came home, and went back to life as usual (only with TPN running at night, rather than tube feeding). We tried … Continue reading

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Abs of Silicone!

So here’s my new tummy — tubes, implants, and all! Doesn’t resemble much of anything, really, but it’s the best tummy I’ve had in two years!

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VINDICATION

vin·di·ca·tion (vin-di-’KAY-shun): The defense, such as evidence or argument, that serves to justify a claim or deed. I have been vindicated. Last Monday morning (February 27th) I had a dreaded appointment with my somewhat schizophrenic (or at least brutally unpredictable) … Continue reading

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Status Post J-Tube!

OK, so (as per my routine) I turned the one-nighter in the hospital into a two-nighter, but at least I have my j-tube! So far, I am enjoying tube feeding (yes, you read that right, enjoying). It is monumentally easier, … Continue reading

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