• Each year I am blessed with a trip to the bowl games of my school, Oklahoma State University, OSU Cowboys. This year we went to Memphis, TN. Neither Scott nor I had ever been so it was exciting. The trip through Arkansas from Oklahoma was interesting to say the least. Let’s just say we missed… [Continue Reading]

    Memphis, Soul Food, Be Still My Heart (Part One)
  • There are things we as parents never wish our children to experience. For me it was any of the chronic illness’ I have. It was never wanting my daughter to experience a diagnostic lap surgery to discover the cause of pelvic pain and horrible periods.  Sadly that day came yesterday. My 17 year old daughter… [Continue Reading]

    From patient to parent
  • …”Mom, can we talk?” That’s how it started. A simple request from a daughter to a mother for a talk. I looked at those pale green eyes and saw the storm. “Of course we can talk, what’s up?” You see, I’ve kept an open dialogue with my children. I want them to come to me… [Continue Reading]

    Mom, Can We Talk?
  •   You pay your insurance premium each month. You go to the doctor and he writes a rx for a needed medication. Insurance denies it saying he must pick from a predetermined list of medications they want to cover. None of the medications on that list have worked. This medication is better suited for you. But… [Continue Reading]

    Fighting with Insurance
  • March is Endometriosis Month. Please take time to share posts about this disease. Chances are someone on your list is fighting this horrible disease. It robs women of so much. It is beyond bad cramps. It can cause infertility, extreme pelvic, lower back, hip and leg pain. Many of us develop secondary diseases such as… [Continue Reading]

    March is Endo Awareness Month
  • Therapy homework can be taxing on the mind and the spirit. My current homework is getting to me but then again that is the point of therapy. Do you ever hold back your feelings? Have you lost someone in your life and held it in to spare others the pain. To be strong and be… [Continue Reading]

    Authentic Self
  •   It has been a while since I have allowed myself to post on social media beyond photos on Instagram and Twitter. I took a month away from Facebook at the advice of Dr. Lucci. I admit it has been a wonderful thing. I am going through many changes in my life and reflecting on… [Continue Reading]

    So I’m over the hill, it was a hell of a climb!
  • I originally wrote this last year on FB. Endometriosis changes you, emotionally, mentally, and physically. But, you have the ability to take control of your life, it may take you a little longer to complete daily tasks. You may have “endo belly” and look a bit pregnant, but you can still wear that cute outfit… [Continue Reading]

    Endometriosis Awareness
  • Things for me have been very different for a year now. I have struggled each day with things that were buried in the past. Everyone by now knows I survived childhood sexual abuse and a brutal rape later in life. What happened to set all this off? What took place that opened those closely guarded… [Continue Reading]

    And the gates were opened, the mind flooded.
  • It’s that time of the year! Here is one of our family traditions. We bake and decorate cookies together. Years ago I met a very wonderful woman, Katie. She was great with baking anything! She and I would spend winter days in her kitchen baking tons of goodies. She gave me this recipe and we… [Continue Reading]

    The Best Sugar Cookies