Category Archives: Wellness

Four Days in the Hospital

A few years back, I had a severe pain in my back that turned out to be a kidney stone that had gotten stuck and was causing my kidney to swell. At first, I went to Urgent Care, where they … Continue reading

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Sepsis is no joke.

Warning: This is long and a lot of it is personal record. Feel free to skip. I didn’t mean to disappear for over a week. I had drafts written or partly written, waiting for me to finish up and post. … Continue reading

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Product Review: Cairn Box

A few months back, I decided to try out a few subscription boxes, with the first on my list being Cairn. Cairn is an outdoors-product box that cost $30 for my first two months, and then due to a price … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – I need my own TV show.

I’m supposed to get my stitches out this morning, yay! It’s been 13 days since my surgery, and let’s just take a moment to discuss the medical situation over the last less-than-two-weeks. First, I went home from surgery. No problem. … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Surgery

Warning: contains post-surgical photos (bruises and bandages only). Early Thursday morning, I had a ganglion cyst removed from my left wrist. As far as surgery goes, it was fairly quick and easy. The hardest point beforehand was the IV. They … Continue reading

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Race Report: Gabriella’s Cupcake 5K 2021

Woohoo! It’s my first in-person 5K since the pandemic began! A special new milestone! Last year, I signed up for the Gabriella’s Cupcake 5K because a hiking friend of mine told me about it. There was a group of us … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Hikes of 2021, #30-35

Since I’m currently on a walking-hiking-running-anything-to-do-with-my-foot break, this post is a bit shorter in number than usual. I might be off for a few months, though, so I didn’t want to just hold it in my drafts. I’ll be back … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Camping, Except Not

I’m supposed to be at Inks Lake right now on a weekend camping trip. I’ll be honest: I never thought I’d go camping again as an adult. My family used to camp a lot when I was a kid, not … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – A New Hope

No, not a Star Wars joke. I know enough about Star Wars from my SW-obsessed child to know this is the name of a movie, and apparently, on looking it up, it’s the first movie that came out, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Foot Update

Fair warning: This post will (immediately) have a foot photo. It’s not gross or anything, but some people hate foot photos. As discussed before: Something happened to my left foot last September/October. It suddenly began to swell in a localized … Continue reading

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