This blog is intended to let men in on some of the ways women like to manipulate situations to work in their favor. It allows men to see how "evil" even the sweetest girl can be. Yes, I am a woman and I am willing to honestly talk about our ways, while most women would rather deny the truth. Yes men, tears can be fake......more

Of all the crazy things...

Today I went to the doctor--again. I had to have my arm poked at--again. I have gotten used to it. I wake up and go to the doctor and don't even think about eating because any possible bloodwork they will want to perform is based off of fasting insulin. This is my tenth year of these types of tests. Why, you ask, do I have to go to the doctor so often? Well, you know that particular time of the month when you feel grouchy and mild to severely painful cramping in your lower abdomen? When you wish you could just curl up in your bed and eat chocolates and pizza all day?...more

À AIMER: The Joys of Getting Sick in France, Part Four

 Today the Washington Post reported that the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, if passed, "would require people to buy insurance or face penalties ranging up to $1,900, to be assessed on their income tax returns."...more

Starting Out - Medical Drama and More!

My name is Cassandra, I'm 25 years old, married to T, with an amazingly adorable 15 month old boy (MiniT), and a whole slew of health issues. I've never seen the TV series 'House', but I've been assured by friends and family that if House really did exist, that he would investigate, solve all of my problems and flay my skin with sarcasm. My medical drama has been ongoing for a couple of years, so I'll get you up to speed right quick (yes, right quick, I'm a transplanted Maritimer), so that you too can be involved. ...more

Oh Lord, Knit in ME!!!

Hi and welcome to my blog!This is a place where women who long to have a child can scream out to God, "Oh Lord, knit in ME!!!!!"Some of you might add a "pretty pretty please" or "a cherry on top" to your cry and that's fine. As long as no one barters any body parts or promises regular church attendance in exchange for God's answer, I'll allow it. ...more

What does it take to be a Wal.mart employee?

Ignorant, Greasy Employee: "Did you find everything O.K. today?" scan...beep....scan...beepTired, Crampy Chief: "Yes, thank you." I was on official school business. ...more

Body Betrayal: Learning to Live in it, Love it, and Forgive it

Feel free to check out for the full content of this blog post! ...more

Vaginas, Bladders and Baby Motels

I had a partial hysterectomy 20 years ago.  No more Baby Motel for me.  And I did the happy feet dance. No mourning the loss of my womb for me. No more severe bleeding, monstrous cramps, needing a wash cloth to clean up at tampon changing and no more birth control. I never embraced my monthly cycle as a validation of my womanhood. I saw it has a huge pain in the.....neck.  I have two children, now grown.  I was a great pregnant person but a lousy baby deliverer.  I had two c-sections.  I attempted a vaginal delivery with my second child but it was a no go. ...more

Benefits of Antioxidants on your skin

ANTIOXIDANTS AND YOUR SKIN     What are Antioxidants and how do they work?   ...more

The Time is Right

Maybe this will be the year that will kick-start the repeat introduction of the Tubbs/Mikulski Bill: providing dollars for research and education with respect to uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that form within a womans uterine lining. It is estimated that 3 in every 4 American women have uterine fibroids, with 1 in 4 women seeking medical care (being symptomatic) for the condition. At this moment, hysterectomy is the most common treatment offered to women for ...more