THE TP TEASE

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 28: THE TP TEASEI walked into the staff restroom this morning and saw two unopened rolls of toilet paper. What are they thinking leaving that valuable stuff out for just anyone to take? It’s a tease… here is something you can’t get at stores. Here is something you … Continue reading THE TP TEASE

PEANUT POWDER

THIRTY DAYS OF THANKS AND GIVING. DAY 27: PEANUT POWDER Until a few months ago, I didn’t know that peanut powder was something you could buy in a grocery store. My son participated in a clinical trial that used oral immunotherapy for his peanut allergy. He was given very calculated measurements of pharmaceutical grade peanut … Continue reading PEANUT POWDER

YESTERDAY I CRIED

Yesterday I cried. Not constantly, just several times throughout the whole day. The kind of cry where the tears come and I can’t stop them but I do. I didn’t reach the ugly cry. My eyes weren’t puffy and purple and burning. I wiped just enough tears off my cheeks to smooth out my makeup … Continue reading YESTERDAY I CRIED

THE VESSEL

This morning I was on the phone with a friend while she was shopping at WalMart. I don’t go grocery shopping when we AREN’T in a national crisis that requires emergency storehouses for toilet paper. I’m certainly avoiding it now! I’ve looked through my fridge and cabinets and assessed - It won’t be comfortable but … Continue reading THE VESSEL

THE RED ZONE

The last twenty yards, the distance that brings victory within your grasp but still out of reach… the red zone.  Wondering why I haven’t posted about the clinical trial in awhile? Because it’s BORING!    We have been knee-deep in a wonderfully welcome routine rut. We started the year with what was probably my best and … Continue reading THE RED ZONE

IT’S NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE

My last few years of high school and first few years of college were seamed with a global explosion of technology that boldly brought the elusive computer into homes and classrooms. The desktop. It was a clumsy combo of a monochrome display TV, with a typewriter that didn't have paper, and a great big hot … Continue reading IT’S NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE

MYSTERY VICTORY

I'm in a very bad mood because things didn't go exactly, EXACTLY, the way I wanted them to go today.  I'm not generally an angry person at all. If you've known me for more than a couple of weeks then you've likely taken a jab at me or joined me in a laugh at my … Continue reading MYSTERY VICTORY

FAMILY, FRIENDS, FAITH

(Our peanut allergy research journey. December 2nd) Today was a big day...BIG. I looked forward to this day for months. Our last updose. The target was 300mg of peanut powder; the equivalent of one peanut. With no reaction to today's dose, we would officially be in "maintenance". We would continue to dose 300mg indefinitely to … Continue reading FAMILY, FRIENDS, FAITH