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Jul 26 2013

I’m so proud of my wife


Things have been really bad for Lizze lately, especially pain-wise. She’s having to use her cane all the time now.  However, she wanted to go with me to the grocery store, especially since my Mom was going to watch the boys for a little while. 

When we got to the store, her pain was so bad after the first few minutes that she was in tears. 

We had discussed her using a motorized scooter that Giant Eagle offers but she wasn’t comfortable doing that and was honestly too embarrassed. 

Lizze told me to finish shopping and she would just make her way out to the car and wait.  I wanted to walk her out but she said she would be fine and I’ve learned over the years to respect her wishes,  that she’ll ask for help if she needs it. 

As I was finishing up, I ran into Lizze.  She was driving the little scooter thing. 

I was so happy to see her.  I’m also proud of her that she swallowed her pride and did what she needed to do. 

I asked her why she changed her mind and she told me that she’s friends with a young woman that deals with much of the same challenges she faces.  This girl was in a wheelchair chair at 17 and needs a walker.  Lizze decide that if her friend can do it, so can she. 

While I don’t know this person, I want to say thank you for being a source of inspiration for my wife.  🙂

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Apr 14 2013

Early menopause. Are you kidding me?


Some of you may remember from awhile back, that there have been concerns about Lizze going into early menopause. Lizze was adopted and so her medical history is a bit of a mystery. 

One of the things we do know with relative certainty is that early menopause is something that her biological mother experienced.

Those of you that have been around awhile might also remember that Lizze have a complete hysterectomy a couple of years ago.  Things with her internal mommy parts weren’t going well for her and after several consultations with multiple doctors, it was decided that she had to have a complete hysterectomy for medical reasons.

They took everything but her ovaries.

For some time now, there has been concern that Lizze was going through early menopause. 

Lizze began experiencing hot flashes shortly after her hysterectomy.  Over the last two years or so, they have been steadily getting worse. They are so bad now that she can’t sleep at night. 

We called the Cleveland Clinic to find a new Gyn. They have the top Gyn clinic in the state.  The waiting list for her new doctor is a couple of months.  However, after explaining what was going on,  they contacted us back and the doctor wants her in right away. 

The wait went from several months to about a week from now.

Here’s the kicker, the reason she had to have the hysterectomy in the first place was because she couldn’t have hormone therapy, due to her history of blood clots.

If she is indeed entering into early menopause, I don’t know if they can do hormone replacement therapy. I mean, if they couldn’t before, why would they now?

Perhaps this time, the benefits will outweigh the risks.

This next week is going to be a big one for Lizze. 

If anyone has any knowledge or experience in the area of early menopause, please feel free to share. I’m doing my own research but it’s no match for personal experience. 

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Mar 27 2013

Please keep Lizze in your thoughts today


Lizze will be having one of the worst days of her life today.  She will be saying her final goodbyes to her Aunt this morning. The funeral begins at 11 am and Lizze could use all the love, support and e-hugs we can muster for her.

As I mentioned earlier, I will be home with Emmett, who is in an absolutely horrible and I mean horrible mood.

So far this morning, he has spent most of his time screaming at everyone for reasons unknown. This is going to be a really, really, really long day. 

I’m going to try and get Emmett to take a nap after lunch because I have a really important conference call to make around 1pm.

Regardless of how today goes, tomorrow begins a new chapter in our lives and I fully intend to make the most of it……

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Feb 13 2013

Win a $25 CafePress Gift Certificate


This is pretty straight forward. Enter below and you could win a $25 gift certificate to CafePress, courtesy of CafePress. 🙂


If you aren’t familiar with CafePress, they are a huge online retailer that carries things like iPhone 5 cases, cool invitations, greeting cards.


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Jan 24 2013

***Giveaway*** The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for XBOX 360 ***Giveaway***


 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for XBOX 360

I just happened to have a little something that you might find enjoyable. It’s a FREE copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for XBOX 360.This is one of the best Role Playing Games ever made and received a rating of 9.5/10.

I personally love this game and have lost myself for dozens or hours exploring the enormous world of Skyrim. 20130124_101445-1. _wm

This prize is a digital download meaning you will not have a physical disc. You will have a choice of receiving the code needed to access the game from the XBOX Live Market or if you like instant gratification, I can simply email it to you. 🙂

Who likes to wait? Am I right?

Anyways, the game is rated “Mature” so it’s probably not something you will want to win for your small child. You can read the review in the above link to see why it’s rated the way it is.

This is a must have game for any gamer that’s into RPG’s.

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Dec 22 2012

How does this rank on the scale of weird?


Lizze and I were watching a movie tonight and someone very quietly began knocking on our front door.

It was really late and the guy was knocking so quietly that Maggie hadn’t even taken notice.

As soon as I realized someone was at the front door, I immediately was on my feet and Maggie and Bella both were on point.  I opened the front door but left the storm door closed and I actually physically held it shut in case this guy was stupid enough to try and do something with both dogs there.

This guy claimed to be my neighbor, which he wasn’t and kept asking for an extra audio /video cable.

It was really creepy because he kept asking, over and over again.  Then he turned around and walked away. 


Shortly after, a strange car pulled up in front of my house and sat there for about an hour.  Lizze actually called the police because we were getting concerned and felt uncomfortable. 

We both feel like we were being cased

Like they were feeling us out to see if we would be a good house to rob. Who the hell knows, I just know I feel uncomfortable enough to let the dogs have free reign of the house tonight. 

Gotta love the City of Canton. I’m mean who comes up to a strangers house at 10pm and asks for an audio/video cable?  Really??

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Dec 20 2012

A Mother’s Love


I’m so amazed by Lizze, each and every day.  She does for our kids, even when she doesn’t have anything left to give. 

Those of you out there dealing with crippling chronic pain, know how difficult it is sometimes just thinking about getting out of bed.

Lizze is all to familiar with that kind of debilitating pain.  On a personal note, my heart truly goes out to anyone dealing with things like this.  You are truly much stronger than I am and I have nothing but the highest respect for you. 

I was upstairs tonight getting something and when I came downstairs, this is what I saw. 

Let me put into context, just how much pain Lizze is in, at least as best I can.

On most days, her skin feels like it’s literally on fire.  Even the softest touch feel like a knife.  In the fibro community they always say gentle hugs.  That’s meant to signify an understanding of just how painful existing is for someone with fibromyalgia, like Lizze

A gentle hug most resembles grade school dances at least when I was a kid.  You’re barely touching your dance partner.

I don’t get the luxury of actually hugging my wife very often because of how physically painful it is for her.  Our gentle hug is when she lays her head on my shoulder. Honestly, I know even that hurts but I think she does that for me. 

Anyway, to have Emmett crawl up onto her lap, and snuggle up to her has got to be excruciating for her.

However, no matter how strong the pain is, a mother‘s love is always stronger. 

I had to capture this moment because every time Lizze beats herself up because she feels like a bad mother, I want to be able to show her this. 

Those of us not coping with this type of chronic pain take so many things for granted.  I know I do and I suffer from chronic pain and have been since 2000.

I’m simply amazed by and in awe of her. 


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