Tag: Health

Depressed Bloggers Anonymous

Over the last few weeks, I have been catching up on my Google Reader. As I’ve skimmed and soaked in 1000+ blog posts over the last 3 months, I’ve found a common theme: depression. I read posts on Mormon Women Project, Blog Segullah, Mormon Mommy Blogs, FMH,  Melancholy Smile, and other sites I love. I […]

Health Life

I Grit My Teeth and Fake a Smile

I grit my teeth and fake a smile And no one knows it all the while My life is spent in waiting rooms And stressing over copays due My back is screaming, feet are numb But to share my pain makes me feel dumb I pawn my treasures and count pennies To pay doctors bills […]

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Road to Recovery

Thank you for all of your well wishes, tweets of concern, and blog comments of sympathy. It’s been a tough few days. I’m prone to all sorts of lung nastiness (asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, random bronchospasms) and this week has been quite an experience. I finished up my Z-Pak today, have decreased my nebulizer treatments from […]

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The First ER visit of my 30s

First off, I had an awesome birthday. And an awesome time Saturday at the #SLCTweetup. Sunday was a tough day. The morning started out in a wheezing coughing fit. I went to urgent care as soon as they opened. After a quick exam, a listen to my lungs, chest x-ray, and review of my health […]


Dental Drama and PT Pain

The past few days have been somewhat miserable for me. Anyone who’s read my blog for a while knows that I’ve had a ridiculous about of dental work and other tooth woes: crowns, root canals, periodontal work, the Cerec fiasco, etc. Last week I went to a new dentist, who informed me that two recent […]

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Healthcare Rant: When Quality Care Goes Wrong

As I’ve been dealing with many difficult health issues this past year, the U.S. healthcare reform debate has fallen below the Nicole radar. It surprises me that I’ve avoided it, as my career is in healthcare administration. I know it’s an important time in my field, but seven months of unemployment have kept me out […]

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Not a pain in the neck, more like a pain in the butt!

Two weeks ago, I was shoveling snow in my driveway. We’d gotten about 11 inches of snow, and had let it sit for a day. Once I picked up a scarf, hat, gloves and some snow boots from DI, I went to work clearing a path for my car in the driveway. After about 45 […]

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Three weeks ago, Taylor and I signed up for a gym membership. My health’s been better recently and I’m feeling motivated to lose weight again (especially looking at myself in all those London pictures). In the past 11 days, I’ve had 7 cardio workouts. I started out barely being able to hang on for 25 […]

Spray Paint and Pneumonia

I. AM. SICK…MISERABLE. I am splayed out in bed, feverish, coughing, and my lungs are on FIRE. I’m dosed up on antibiotics and steroids. It turns out that I have a pneumonia, but I was a little surprised. Rosie and her new (older) friends found some cans of spray paint in the basement, and went […]

Health Misc

Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea???

Ever heard of a didgeridoo? I read a very crazy news article from Reuters this weekend that talked about how regular didgeridoo playing can help with sleep apnea: Regular didgeridoo playing reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome are common sleep disorders […]