Traveling With a Sick Child

What a challenge for my parents, three children, taking a vacation, one child is extremely sick. Where do they take us? How will I be as sick as I am? What if something happens? We managed to take small family trips during the time I was so ill. From what I remember they were always challenging. They had to worry …

My thought of the Day

We all have a purpose, right? Well I found this written somewhere and I think for me, it put life into perspective. I felt I wanted to share this will all of you. Whether you have been through anything like I have, or know someone who may have been extremely sick in their lives or not, this seems to say …

Another Hospital War Story

Vomiting was something I did often with a bowel obstruction. When I say vomiting I mean possibly ten times a day, for weeks at a time! Although the doctors did all that they could to stop it, getting sick was powerful and sometime stronger than the medications. Sometimes it was even the medications that made me sick. Dealing with it …

Being a Sick Mom

How difficult it is to not feel well when you have a baby or small child to care for? How about being completely unable to be there for his or her care because you are in the hospital? How about coming home and not being able to lift your crying child? How about not being able to have your child …

Living Life

I just wanted to be like the other children! That is all I wanted to do, be a normal kid. There is not anything wrong with that, is there? I refused to be different. I think that most kids feel the same way. Deep inside we all know that we either look, feel or are mentally different. I can only …

Being Judged

Lately, and even in the past, I have been approached by people that know me, not very well, but tell me they are so surprised that I was so ill in my life. The reason they are so shocked when they find out about my past is because of how I appear to them now. They tell me they thought …

Being Strong

I was blessed with being stubborn and strong willed. Sometimes it can be detrimental but in my particular situation I was lucky. Even as a young child I wanted to be “normal” and struggled to keep up with the other kids at home and at school. As a teen when I was ill I remained the same. I always kept …

My Little Sister

Chelle is four years younger than I am, so she was only 4 years old when I became sick. Now both of us are in our 40’s and she has complained many times over the years that she does not really know everything that was wrong with me. Did my parents make a mistake by protecting her? No, in the …

One Hospital War Story

One of my hospital stays brings back a memory of myself, unable to eat of drink for weeks and weeks. The only thing I was able to do was sip two ounces of water every 4 hours. It was pathetic. I was reduced to begging for ice chips and watching the clock on the hour for my next sips of …

Siblings of a Sick Child

I was the middle child. That already comes with baggage from what I have shared with other middle children through my life. I was kind of stuck in the middle, too young to tag along with my older brother and too old to do anything else with my baby sister but baby-sit her. When I got sick, both siblings suffered. …