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Wendy H.

Durham, North Carolina
A little about me....I'm a bit of an idealist.  I want everyone to be happy and think everyone should want the same for others.  I don't understand mean people.  I cry easily and laugh often.  I love cartoons.  I believe I have the best husband in the world.  I like... Full Bio
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Crisis over the Holidays by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Oh no!  What a time for a medication mess up! I was loading up my pill-box for the week and only had 3 of my mood stabilizer…..hmmm, that’s not right? So, I asked ... Read on »
I love this little book…so I’m passing it along to you for Chirstmas. :-) by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness A while back I stumbled upon Lisa Esile’s blog and well, she has a way of saying things that just makes me think…yeah, that makes so much sense….thanks. She has this c ... Read on »
guilt, blame & chronic illness(es) by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness wendy : I needed to hear this lecture recently, and will probably need to hear it over and over … Thanks Phylor for “lecturing” us, and reminding us, that th ... Read on »
More Than Meniere’s…what’s next by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness On Tuesday I went to Duke.  I needed to see Dr. Kaylie and get his opinion on what has been going on with me and see if he could help at all.  To tell the truth, I didn’ ... Read on »
It’s just so hard sometimes… by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness This is a stream of thought post.  I just needed to talk and get some things out.  So no fixing of grammar or anything.  One thing I do want to say before you read this….. ... Read on »
I did it Alone. Spinning another day… by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness At a little after 6am Stuart was leaving for work and I woke up and decided to eat a little something and take my first steroid of the day. I woke at 8am with my stoma ... Read on »
Not the post I planned…. by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness So I had this post all planned out.  I had been working on it in my head.  I even had a few little illustrations to go with it.  Neat huh? I really wanted to talk abou ... Read on »
Thanksgiving often forgets those without…… by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I love the sentiment behind Thanksgiving.  Take the time to be thankful for what you have. Then I look around.  Is that really what I see?  There is so much talk of ... Read on »
What is wrong with me?? by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness image by w. holcombe What is wrong with me?   This is the question I kept asking over the past couple of weeks.  Heck I’ve been asking this question a lot over the ... Read on »
Finally I understand….they really aren’t bad people. by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I wrote this a few days ago, but did hit enter.  I wanted to read over it and make adjustments….but I had a vertigo attack..and another, and another.  I’ve been having man ... Read on »
You can’t help me hear better why?? by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Me. Image by Me. I broke down and sobbed at the ear doctor’s off ... Read on »
I need to admit it, I’m having a hard time. by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Ahhhh!!!  I wrote more on this post, I revised it, I saved it, I really did.  I wrote more on it last night, and saved it.  I opened it this morning and wrote more, I revi ... Read on »
#BAD2014 Blog Action Day 2014 – #Inequality In Mental Health by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I admit I had not heard of Blog Action Day until yesterday.  I left a comment on fellow blogger Kitt O’Malley’s blog and she told me that it was worthy of a post for thi ... Read on »
A time to think of my…Gratitudes. by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   There are days when you have a hard time.  Days when you can’t think of anything but what is going wrong.  It’s on those days that I find it most important to ... Read on »
Sick and Confuddled by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness photo by S. Holcombe. I recently wrote a post that could easily have taken up 3 posts worth of writing.  You know if I wrote that much in one sitting I have a lot ... Read on »
things change…. by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Everything Changes - photography by w. holcombe Trying to hold on to the good days, thinking life will stay that way forever is fruitless.  It will change.  And ... Read on »
Our Family Grows by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness On Sunday, September 7th we walked into Pet Supermarket to get Max some cat food and met this little girl: She was very scared and shy.  She wanted me to pet her, bu ... Read on »
I’m a Spinning Hipster by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness It is a challenge to always be aware of what is happening right now, without wishing it were different.  However, that is the basis of mindfulness, and it does help when y ... Read on »
Feeling Better….Part 3 – Mindfulness by Wendy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness When I mentioned writing Part 3 in this series I said it would be on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.  I will touch on this subject, but I do not feel qualified to base ... Read on »