My Health Now and Continuing

If you haven ‘t read the first post on my health, click here.


So, my last stay in the hospital close to my home was the end of July/early August? I think…It all sort of blends in at this point. I saw the on call doctor the night before in the ER, and they kept me for observation. The next morning, I saw the on  call doctor for my floor, and he said they’d be keeping me for a few days. When he left, I heard my surgeon’s voice talking to the on call doctor. He then came in my room and said, “I really hate to do this, but I’m at the end of what I can do for you. I’m sending you to Columbus to have the colostomy done, because you just can’t stay healthy enough to figure out what’s really going on in there.” I. Was. Devastated. I knew every nurse in the hospital pretty much, as well as the STNA’s and got along with 99.999% of them. I had been with them, and my surgeon, for months, and now I felt abandoned. I cried.

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50 Scrumptious Desserts For Your Christmas Party

Christmas is so close! I’m so not ready, but it’s coming whether we’re prepared or not! I know that I have a ton of recipes (including some cookies) for Christmas, but I thought, while everyone else is worried about the main course, I want some amazing desserts! So, here are a TON of desserts that I wish I could eat right now!

Desserts for Christmas parties, Christmas Desserts, Yummy Desserts

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Being Sick Sucks! Part 1

I made a page called Mel’s Thoughts, so I might as well go ahead and give you all my thoughts on my horrible health issues, right? I mean, I know that not everyone cares, but some of you probably do, and at the end of the day, my blog, my posts…Right?

If you’ve been with me since my last blog, you know that I went missing for quite a while this year. Between the middle/end of April, until just this month, I was making fewer and fewer posts, and then my blog disappeared, and I wasn’t talking much on my Facebook page for my blog, either. When I did, it wasn’t much. In April, I learned that I had something called Diverticulitis. If you click on the link, you’ll go to the medical terminology about what it is, exactly, which I couldn’t probably pronounce most of, but I’ll give you the symptoms. It started out as what I thought was a horrible kidney infection, with the pain located in my back on my left side. It was excruciating, and I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating, nor was I drinking. It HURT. I would be in the hallway outside of my bedroom pacing, holding onto my back, in tears.

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25 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to everyone you love, and those who have freely given to you  over the last year. It’s a time to come together and eat tons of food,  too, but what do you do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? There’s always tons of turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing (or stuffing, whichever you prefer to call it), and everything else. Some years it takes up my entire refrigerator, and while I love a turkey sandwich as much as the next person, sometimes that gets really old. So, since I was looking into what I can do with this year’s leftovers, I thought  I’d take a minute to share what I found with you!

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes What to do with all of the Thanksgiving leftovers Thanksgiving

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My Thoughts On Election Results

Today is the day that my header is going to make you really wonder: Can you handle it? Will you come back? How many people will never come back to my page??? Will you agree with my thoughts on the Election Results?? Let’s find out.

It’s been two days since the announcement of the new President of  the United States. It’s been two very sad days in my home. I cried the minute I knew it was over for Hillary , but it wasn’t about my candidate losing. It never was about that for me. You see, I voted in the primaries for Bernie Sanders. He was my number one vote, and someone that I thought was the only one that could have beat Trump, and maybe I was right, or maybe I was wrong, but when Bernie said to come together with Hillary to beat Trump, I went along. I was always #AnyoneButTrump2016.

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Still Learning to Cope…

For those of you who followed me from my former blog to this one, you all know how much I hate November 7th. If you’re new, this post will be explaining a lot for you…This will explain how I’m learning to cope with the death of my mom…

Loss of a loved one. Losing my mom. Learning to Cope
My mom with my boys.

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25 Christmas Cookies for Your Cookie Exchange

Christmas is just a few weeks away now, and it’s time to think about your next Cookie Exchange. Tired of all the recipes you’ve been making for years and years? Wishing you could find some new ones without searching for ten years on Google or Food Gawker? Well, I’m here to help! I found some pretty tasty looking cookies on some excellent blogs, just waiting to make it onto your cookie exchange list!

Christmas cookies to share with friends or make for a cookie exchange

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America’s Drug Epidemic

The drug epidemic is at an all time high right now, with heroin leading the way. It’s cheaper than all of the pills that were so popular just 10 years ago, and not hard to get your hands on, either. Whether the addict gets addicted from their first shot, or if they became addicted to one of the millions of narcotics so easily and readily handed out by doctors everywhere, it’s slowly taking over our communities.

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