I was working in the kitchen today, preparing my meals for the next few days and it occurred to me that what I was doing was rather unusual in this day and age. I had mentioned it in one of my previous blog posts and wanted to expand on it. I’m not talking about the actual act of preparing the meals instead of going out to eat or even the whole foods style of cooking. I’m talking about the reason behind why I had chosen and was preparing these particular foods.
I thought I’d put a list of the resources together that played a role in my recovery in hopes that they might help someone else. Some were calming and comforting, some were brain fodder that gave me something to think about when I couldn’t be reading and thus kept me from going to dark places, and some were purely out of interest.
January 1, 2016 - March 24, 2016
June, 2015 - November, 2015
Let me tell you about c-diff. C-diff is short for Clostridium difficile. It is a bacteria that can live in our colons along with lots of other bacteria. It is difficult to kill and can live on surfaces for months. It’s also resistant to most antibiotics. So when you take an antibiotic and start killing off the other bacteria that normally destroy c-diff, c-diff will flourish. And flourish it does. Although flourish isn’t exactly the term I would have used to describe day 10.
It’s the last day of 2015. I’m sitting here watching the top 100 baseball plays of the year and can’t believe that there are no plays by Bryce Harper and the Nats so far in the list. A record breaking, MVP season for Bryce and not one highlight in the top 100. Hmmmm. Obviously, the MLB Network and I have very different criteria and perspectives regarding what’s “good baseball.” And as I reflect more on that idea, it becomes clear to me that this is a truth in so many areas of my world. My perspective on “things” is often diff
April, 2014 - May, 2014