My Journey With:

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) ~ Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) ~ Focal Impaired Awareness Seizures (Complex Partial Seizures) ~ Fibromyalgia ~ Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP) ~ Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) ~ TMJ Dysfunction ~ Bipolar I Rapid Cycling With Psychosis ~ Migraines ~ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (My OCD is currently in remission except for hoarding) ~ Keratosis Pilaris (KP) ~ Complex-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) ~ Panic Disorder ~ Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) ~ Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) ~ Non-suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI or SI) ~ Piezogenic Pedal Papules ~ Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ~ Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ~ Multiple Phobias ~ Chronic Headaches

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lists and lists (semi-fun post)

TOP 10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE
1. My darling husband ;-)
2. Our Sterling kitty
3. Our Niki kitty
4. The thought of going to grad school online this fall
5. Getting letters in the mail
6. Getting postcards in the mail
7. Waking up to Jim's smile and Sterling's kitty kisses
8. Getting books in the mail
9. New stickers
10. New teas





TOP 10 WAYS TO ANNOY ME (AND SOMETIMES SERIOUSLY PISS ME OFF)
1. Chew ice in a waiting room
2. Cough on me
3. Mess with Jim or the kitties
4. Self pity all the time because you know I'll try to pump you up
5. Destroy my books (aka favorite possessions) 
6. Doubt my pain
7. Mess with my friends
8. Make fun of poor people
9. Make fun of disabled people
10. Yell a lot 







TOP 10 FAVORITE MEMORIES
1. When Jim and I first met
2. Lying outside in the grass with Jim in St. James
3. My "biggest birthday card" cut into the lawn from Daddy
4. Getting Niki
5. Getting Togy
6. Meeting Sterling and seeing the way him and Jim looked at each other
7. The moment I knew Jim and I would be a Mommy and Daddy someday (no, we aren't trying yet)
8. The last time I saw my Grandpa on Christmas 2007
9. Spending Christmas 2005 on Grandpa's farm
10. Go swimming with my Daddy and sister





TOP 10 WORST MEMORIES
1. My Daddy telling me he'll see me next on a slab in the morgue (not the best parenting attempt, hmm?)
2. Being in the dorms in quad at UMR back in high school
3. Engineering summer camp in high school
4. When my Daddy kicked my door open
5. When I was beaten by a 13 year old boy bigger than me with violent outbursts & severe mental health issues
6. When my mom broke in my house and stole my journals
7. The last time I saw Togy on November 5th, 2007
8. The last time I went to breakfast with my sister and she said she never wanted to see me again
9. My landlord threatening to rape me after my parents told him I was a whore (I am not, by the way)
10. Being beaten by three boys in the front yard and then yelled at by my parents because they "had to watch me being beaten" and it "hurt them so much to watch that"




TOP 10 FAVORITE BOOKS
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
2. 1984 by George Orwell
3. Queen of Camelot by Nancy McKenzie
4. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
5. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
6. Winter of Magic's Return by Pamela F. Service
7. A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond
8. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
9. The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
10. "Abby & Ophelia" series by Shirley Damsgaard





TOP 10 SCARIEST MOMENTS
1. When I was harassed by a very bad person from my past alone after dark on campus at UMR
2. When Togy was very matted and I was afraid that made me a bad dog mommy since I couldn't emotional handle to didn't go to my parents every day to brush him :-(( 
3. When my mom had thyroid surgery and was very sick
4. When I found out I had a cyst on my pituitary gland (I later found out it's normal to and it went away as well)
5. When I got the call that my EEG wasn't normal
6. When Jim and I had our first fight (I was so scared he'd quit loving me, but he reassured me that would never happen)
7. When the police threatened to arrest us if Tiffany called the police on us again (She was a squatter in our home and we told her to leave. In my county if you've been in a home 24 hours you are a legal resident.  Fucking stupid.  Read about Tiffany and the summer of hell here and here.)
8. When I found out my aunt Gloria had cancer (both times)
9. When people broke into our house while we were in bed in our pajamas to hide from the police (Jim told them get out or he's bringing the policeman inside to get them out, which is what we ended up doing)
10. When I was in the ICU with the prognosis of death or liver failure and only let two people know because I didn't want to worry anyone (and those two people didn't call once to check on me)




TOP 10 FAVORITE MOVIES
1. Disney's Beauty and the Beast
2. Disney's Aladdin
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
4. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
5. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
6. Disney's Mickey's Christmas Carol
7. The original cartoon The Grinch
8. Kissing Jessica Stein
9. Napoleon Dynamite
10. Bound






TOP 10 FAVORITE SONGS
1. "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
2. "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
3. "Like a Virgin" by Madonna
4. "Turn, Turn, Turn" by The Byrds
5. "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" Peter, Paul, and Mary
6. "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry
7. "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley
8. "Don't Cry Daddy" by Elvis Presley
9. "In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley
10. "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher




TOP 10 THINGS I FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT
1. Gay rights
2. Reproductive rights
3. Penal reform
4. Medical marijuana
5. Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness
6. Feminism
7. Child abuse
8. Domestic violence (violence against women and men)
9. The evils of anti-gay "reparative therapy"
10. Animal abuse





TOP 10 THINGS THAT REALLY CREEP ME OUT
1. Roaches
2. Slugs
3. Poop (yes, I am totally creeped out by poop, but strangely enough gobs of pus don't gross me out at all)
4. People who follow religious leaders or political leaders blindly with no thoughts of their own
5. Frogs and toads (especially bullfrogs)
6. Snakes (I'm such a little girl! lol)
7. When I walk into a spider web
8. Dracula by Bram Stoker
9. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
10. When people share a toothbrush




TOP 10 THINGS THAT KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT
1. Money worries
2. Planning the next day
3. Reading all night ;-)
4. Facebook and Twitter
5. Jim's snores
6. Any light
7. Songs stuck in my head
8. Nightmares
9. Flashbacks (which is a guarantee if you fall asleep you'll have nightmares)
10. Things I should have said/shouldn't have said




TOP 10 FAVORITE PIECES OF ART WORK
1. "The Scream" by Edvard Munch
2. "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon)" by Pablo Picasso 
3. "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso
4. "The Lovers" by René Magritte
5. "Persistance of Memory" by Salvador Dali
6. "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh
7. "Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear" by Vincent van Gogh
8. Kent State Shootings by John Filo
9. "My Sweet Rose (a.k.a 'The Soul of a Rose')" by John William Waterhouse
10. "Lady of Shalott" by John William Waterhouse 




TOP 10 FAVORITE CELEBRITIES
1. Megan Fox
2. Jodie Foster
3. Lady Gaga
4. Katy Perry
5. Elvis Presley
6. Chely Wright
7. Ellen DeGeneres
8. Santa Claus
9. Vincent Price
10. John Astin



TOP 10 LEAST FAVORITE CELEBRITIES
1. Angelina Jolie
2. Brad Pitt
3. Rush Limgaugh
4. Dom DeLuise
5. Suzanne Somers
6. Dr. Phil
7. Dr. Oz
8. Dr. Dobson from the anti-gay hate group Focus on the Family
9. Oprah
10. Michael Jackson





TOP 10 GOALS OF MINE
1. Write my memoirs
2. Write a bestseller
3. Write a book about living with chronic illness
4. Be a Mommy
5. Have a handfasting with Jim
6. Buy a house with some land
7. Homeschool our child
8. Get into grad school
9. Graduate with my masters
10. Go to the EDS conference someday




TOP 10 THINGS I'D LIKE TO KNOW
1. Where Elvis is really buried
2. What life is out there (I know there is life out there on other planets...but where?)
3. What happens to you in between reincarnations
4. Why some people are so mean
5. How to cure or successfully manage fibromyalgia, EDS, epilepsy, bipolar, and C-PTSD
6. What dogs dream about
7. What kitties think about when they look at each other (I think they are telepathic among each other)
8. How to control my dreams
9. How to use herbs and crystals to heal
10. How to do Reiki



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