The Birth of Athena

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The Exhaustive Attempt to Ascertain Why You Are Exhausted

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I have been ignoring a chronic fatigue problem since March. Back in March, I emailed my doctor about checking my TSH levels because I felt tired and sluggish all the time. She ordered me another test, which came back with the results that my TSH, while higher than what I prefer, is well within the […]

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Graphic Honesty: The GP Edition

Cartoon-poop

You know you have a good friend when they call you out. I have a good friend. The other day she texted me, “I like your A Day in the Life” with gp, but I thought you should be more graphic with your pooping. You spare the reader.” She was totally right. I did spare […]

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A Day in the Life of the Chronically Ill: Gastroparesis

Chronically Fabulous

Forewarning: This is a huge TMI. You will learn more things about me than you probably would ever want to know. Read with caution. Additionally, I have a fairly mild case of GP. I am lucky that I have never had to have tube implanted in my stomach, that I have never relied on IVs […]

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Chronic Illness and Training

Chronically Fabulous

Chronic Illness Is a Killer – Literally. Here is my short summary of chronic illness: The World Health Organization reports that non-communicable chronic conditions are the leading cause of death in the world (http://www.who.int/topics/chronic_diseases/en/). Chronic conditions are responsible for 63% of the deaths worldwide. On its chronic illness webpage, the WHO names the most widespread […]

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The Art of Failing Commitments and Making A Comeback – Part Two

Home, sweet home.

On Making A Comeback I have started lifting, again. Just last week, in fact. I feel like this time around, I have finally waited until I wanted to go back, instead of my usual guilting myself into going earlier than I want. Now, I think I have finally perfected the “starting over” aspect of making […]

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The Art of Failing Commitments and Making A Comeback – Part One

Fail

On Failing Commitments Three weeks ago, I wrote this post. You might remember it and you might also remember my three kickoff posts to my experiments. In these posts, I declared that I was making these proclamations public as to hold myself accountable. Well, this is me kicking myself in the ass for doing so. […]

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Kick Off to Experiment #3: Testing My Body’s Ability to Do One of The Most Basic, Life-Sustaining Functions

stir fry

That is, testing my body’s ability to digest food. I decided to kick off my 30 day experiment of eating fibrous foods (rather – seeing if I have an upper limit/can eat a normal, healthy amount. I have been testing the waters here and there) with a meal that I have been CRAVING for the […]

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