Hello dear reader. I hope your July has been filled with wisdom, joy, and wonderful new memories! Mine has consisted almost entirely of sleeping and doctor’s appointments, but I’m viewing the illness as a sign (and an opportunity) to slow down, listen to my body, and live with intention. I feel more at peace than I have in years.
I developed a a double ear infection and suspected gallbladder infection this week (which is just as yucky as it sounds), and I’m prepping for more blood work, a CT scan, 24-hour heart monitor, echocardiogram, and a lumbar puncture next week. I’m crossing my fingers that my titre levels have dropped and the infection hasn’t crossed the blood-brain barrier.
In other news, after 90 days and $7,000, we’re finally able to move back into our mold-free house today, which is such a relief! Being away from home has made me realize just how little I need to get by. I’m anticipating lots of donations over the next few weeks.
Have you read or stumbled upon anything particularly fun or interesting this week? Feel free to share in the comments!
- My favorite short story writer just started a Patreon. Check out some of his stories and consider supporting him!
- Simone Giertz, builder of silly robots, recently had brain surgery and has been my inspiration to stay positive and find reasons to laugh in the face of ill health.
- Best recent purchases: Omron automatic blood pressure monitor and SaltStick electrolytes to boost my blood pressure. Though I feel like I’m gulping down gallons of the Pacific Ocean, I must admit that the sodium-potassium blend is helping me feel better.
- There’s a quote that says, “Love is patient.” This is forgotten wisdom in modern culture.
- According to a recent survey, money is the area of life causing the most stress among millennials. “A lot of the anxiety comes from knowing you should invest, but aren’t yet… while 92% of young people (ages 21 to 37) save something, only about a third invest outside of an employee-sponsored retirement plan.” If you want to learn more about saving and investing, the personal finance subreddit is a great place to start.
- Recipe I’d like to try: Food52’s Flourless Chocolate Cake.
- What happens when a city made entirely of cardboard catches fire? Nothing good, as Phil Brough’s 3D animated short film clearly illustrates.