Today’s quote is inspired by the strong Warriors around me, whether physically or through the magic of the internet. There are so many inspiring people I know who struggle, yet continue to fight. Who don’t quit. Who ask for help. Who push for the medical care they know they deserve. And who accept what they cannot change.
“I brought a knife to the gunfight. I am the knife. I am all blade.”
Clementine von Radics
Keep fightin’. Whatever it may be you face…never stop.
Today’s quote is by one of my EndoSisters who is continuing to battle to get the healthcare that she deserves. We were talking this week about her sub-standard care by an Endometriosis “expert,” and Celia’s unwavering determination to keep fighting. And she shared her mantra with me…which I fell in love with.
“Chin up, fangs out!” ~ Celia Pellegrin
So, to ANY of you dealing with ANYTHING that requires your determination, tenacity, persistence, and strength…hold firm! Keep going. And, as Celia says: Chin up, Fangs out!! You’ve got this.
Have an incredible weekend!
Blogs I Updated This Week:
Endometriosis & the Appendix – added an Oct. 29, 2018, study from the British Institute of Radiology about a 40-year-old woman who presented with right lower quadrant pain and lower back pain. Also added a November 3, 2018, study from the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports of a 29-year-old woman who complained of lower right pain, nausea, and vomiting the day after her period started. Care to guess their diagnoses?
I’m sharing this quote a little bit later than normal because I was scouring through pages and pages of quotes until one hit me. And this one did. Right in the Feels.
“Surround yourself with people who don’t just ask how you are doing. Surround yourself with people who make an effort to make sure they are part of the reason you are doing so well.” ― Jennae Cecelia, Uncaged Wallflower
Now go back and read it again. Slowly. Let it sink in.
And take it to heart.
Live it. Love it.
For those of you that surround me, I know you love me and I know that your intentions are pure and your words are sincere.
I freakin’ love you guys.
Have a wonderful weekend! Love, Lisa
Blogs I updated this week:
Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our September session, where we meet a new party member: Brinn, the half-elf ranger. We also start our trek to retrieve the mythril cube (and hopefully save our hands)!
I started the day with low tire pressure in my rental car, so there was an impromptu trip to Hertz to have it looked at (it was the cold weather that affected it)…
Then followed that up with my Friday Morning Tradition: a bagel and hot cocoa from my local bagel shop.
And now I sit, the work day is juuuuuuust about to begin, and I’m at the tail-end of the Sniffles Head Cold (which I’ve had all week).
So what the heck shall we quote today? I don’t know yet…let’s go on the prowl for something that speaks to me!
“Poetry is heart medicine.” ― Marty Rubin
It’s so simple. But it’s true. Find some time this weekend to sit down and read some poetry. Perhaps favorites while you were growing up, or explore new titles and pieces. Whatever you do, find something and share it here in the comments below. I do love poetry!
Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts – added our July 2018 session (yes, we’re a bit behind). It is lovingly referred to as the “Bathroom Escapades” as our adventurers plot their way out of Lord Krim Breakhandle’s mansion.
Today’s quote is brought to you by my favorite employee at a bagel shop, Phil. Next Tuesday is his last day and I am SO sad! Not only does he make me smile and is a beacon of joy in my mornings, but he gives THE BEST hugs.
“When a hug is this big, you feel it for days.” ― Jessica Shook, Shrapnel
I’m a huge hugger. Always have been. Always will be. They just feel so good to give and receive. Better than a warm handshake or a smile.
Have an incredible weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go hug someone you love.
Last Saturday, a few of us EndoSisters gathered from around Southern California and met up at a cabin on Palomar Mountain. It has been months in the making. And it was just an overnight getaway. And it was wonderful. Lovely. We laughed. We cried. We ate. We drank. We played cards. We bared our souls. We bonded more than we already had.
Such an incredible group of strong women, all courteous to one another, all thoughtful, all compassionate and truly family. And it hit me as I dropped off Heidi at her house and headed to my tattoo appointment:
I grew up with two older brothers. My sister passed away shortly after birth, so I’ve never had one. Rosie is the closest thing to a sister I’ve ever had…I used to mourn the fact that I didn’t have a sister. And I realized driving away…that I now have millions.
I love you gals. So much.
Thank you Brandy, Heidi, and Lisa for the photographs! And thank you Jessica for opening up your cabin. I cannot wait to do this again! You’re family, you’re my strength, and you’re my hope. And I know that we will always be there for one another. I love you all.
And if you’d like to stay at a cabin getaway on Palomar Mountain, the cabin is an AirBNB. We loved every nook and cranny. Check it out here if you’d like to give it a go.