Parenting is amazing, it’s rewarding and joyous with of course the occasional tidbits of tantrums and loud crying. And then there’s the exhaustion, lack of sleep, sleep deprivation and constant unsolicited advice. The one thing they fail to mention though is how much coffee will be consumed. I’ll have to admit, I drink my morning coffee and immediately crave a second cup, but self control kicks in and I don’t. So here’s the lesson of the day, when preparing for babies arrival, plan to include a nice stockpile of coffee – you’re welcome!
I wanted to give you a double dose of a leopard print nail art tutorial. And don’t be intimidated by these – leopard is quiet easy, and so fun to wear. Also, whether you like the toned down nail art, by wearing them in one or two nails rather than all, or want to wear them in all – it’s all still so catchy, it’s fun, it’s unique and you can mix so many different colors together!
The past week has been a whirlwind. I’ve had my ups and downs and have been a ball of emotions. Last weekend I had to be taken to the ER due extremely intolerable symptoms due to Chiari and since then have had this week to recover at home from such events. Yes, I do take medication for many of my ongoing symptoms but when the medicine doesn’t do what it’s meant to help with, I progressively feel worse, and that’s when I take a trip to the ER. It’s no fun, it’s tiring and unfortunately I’ve been to my local hospitals ER more than I’d like to admit.
While at the hospital though, I came to thinking about Chiari and what it means to me. I was thinking of what I can compare it to. I had so many nurses and a doctor come in to see me in my room and had no idea what Chiari nor Syringomyelia was. I don’t blame them though, the lack of knowledge and education on such a rare illness is seen too often, especially in the medical field.
I finally narrowed Chiari to this – that unwelcome house guest.
The one that refuses to leave no matter what signals you throw at it.
The one that has no remorse in overstaying their welcome.
The one that doesn’t shy away from being loud.
It has the worst timing!
It doesn’t care what day of the week it is.
It’s there and it isn’t looking like it has a departure date set.
If you have someone close to you that has chronic pain, lives with Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia or any other illness, the best thing you can do for them is educate yourself on the matter. It’ll mean more to them then you’ll ever know.