July 25, 2011

This is sad :(


I typically write about happy things. And I'm sorry for the just long post with no pics.

I read this today: link

Tl;Dr: This kid has GP. He lost a lot of weight, or wasn't gaining and, throwing up all the time. So, the parents took him to the Doc's. The Doc said they THEY where doing it, and wasn't feeding him right. She called Child Protective services, and had him taken away. Well, meanwhile, the Dad's in Iraq, and Mom has no money. The kid has bounced all the way from Foster home to Foster home.

My Mom has GP. Lemme tell you folks, it's not fun. There are good days and bad days. And it sucks ass seeing my Mom doubled over in pain from eating an apple. Yes, an apple. She's limited to noodles. I think she is eating so many noodles, she is going to turn into one.

And yet, the Docs tell her too loose weight? WTF. No, being bigger in this situation is going to let me have my Mom with me longer. So, Here Mom, eat the fucking noodles.

And like, the Doc's don't even get it. Which pisses me off even more. I mean, look at the story. They don't get it! There is no cure (even though the few things that seem to help people with GP are now on the no-no list because of the health insurance crisis.). Mom goes to Ann Arbor, the one places who seem to have some what of a clue, but she can't only get in maybe twice a year. How is that going to help?

But, if you have found this site because you have Gastroparesis, or some one you love has it: Know you are not alone. There is this site called G-Pact. There are answers there. There are people who are like you, someone you can talk to! You're not the only one, even though it feel like it.

More then 5 million people have GP. This baffles me, that there are little to none research on it.

For the family with the little boy: You are in my thoughts.

July 20, 2011

Lavender Potter and the surprise Colonel.


Sorry for yet another disappeared posting!
First off, My laptop died. It wasn't working right, and I couldn't count on it anymore. So, I have to get a new one:
She's pretty. And of course, a touch screen. I can't live without my touch!

Which, I found out, I can poke my spells on W.o.W. This made me happy. Lol :)

It came with Photoshop Elements. I'm still getting used to it. All these photos where PSE. Any hints?

Well, not to long ago, I got a phone call from my friend Colonel (His youtube channel: here. He's always the one who comment on my posts with weird names. Colonel, I love you). He said he was on break, and wanted to talk. It made my day. When he knocked on my door an hour later, I like peed my pants. Colonel had to move to  Georgia shortly after high school. I miss him a lot, and he's my BFF. So, that was an AMAZING surprise!! :D

We also got kicked out of Tim Horton's for the first time in 5 years. The new Lady, hates us, and me. We weren't doing anything we haven't done in the 5 years we've been going there. So, she yelled at us like we where kids. KIDS. I went through my teenage years to be treated like an adult, you know? So, we had to find other places to hang out. We went to a 24/7 diner. Dave made a bacon Sundae:

We went to see Harry Potter. I feel like my childhood has ended. There is a hole there. Luckily I have Dave. He even dressed up (way better then I). (And don't let him fool you, He's a Hufflepuff! And I'm a Ravenclaw!)

So, in a brief moment with not hanging out with my friends, I went to the lavender fest! I love Lavender!!!

I also met these wonderful ladies! 

They are from For The Love of June. June was there Grandmother, who taught them how to make jams and jellies. But, OMG. They are amazing! They have unique jams and jellies. You should check out their site. They don't sell online yet, but they will soon. I had me some Champagne Jelly, and Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly on my toast this morning. (With some Honey Butter!)

So, I had a great weekend!! This week we are going to Shipshewanna. Should be fun.

I leave you with your monthly dose of Smudge: