I'm glad she feels better, Kim!
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov
Kim, sorry about your mom.
It's been two months today since my mom 's been gone. I've never gone this long without talking to her. Without hearing her voice.
I really, really, really miss her.
And I'm pretty sure I felt the baby move today.
So sorry you are missing your mom so terribly Bridget. I can kind of understand because I still miss talking to my grandma and she has been gone for 6 years now.
And how exciting you felt the baby!! I remember how I was tripping out when I was first PG with Ky and I felt him move because I thought something was wrong in there since I had never felt it before LOL. Plus I was only 16 weeks and didn't think that I could feel it then, but I did and it took me a couple days to figure out what it was.
Want to confess that I am watching Dateline right now and Anne Rice is talking about how she is no longer a member of the Catholic Church because she sees it as an evil institution mostly because it promotes persecution of homosexuals. I didn't know that her son was gay, so I can see why she would be frustrated and upset about her monetary contributions being used to fund the opposition to gay rights in California where she lives.
I will also confess that I was kind of bummed when she became a Christian again because I loved her vampire books when I was in high school. They are the main reason why I am not into this vampire phenomenon right now and have never even read any of the Twilight books because I got my fill of vampires in the 90s and I know that I will compare any new vampire books to Anne Rice and she is the queen of that genre IMO. I read all of her books in like a month.
I will also confess that I don't like her new books about angels so I hope that now that she has let go of religion again, that she will go back to her roots.
I was just at my mom's house and she is reading an Anne Rice book about Jesus. I've read some of her old stuff and I just can't imagine many people liking that - her old fans would hate it, and people who are religious enough to want to read a novel about Jesus I wouldn't think would like her style. My mom seems to be enjoying it, though, so maybe I'm wrong. She actually suggested having her church book club read it. The mind boggles.
I thought the same thing about her new books about angels and Jesus. "Who's going to read this!" I was so upset thinking that it was a new series of characters for her usual fare and then was so disappointed. I couldn't even finish the last book I started by her. I walked out of the room during the program but I think she said he wasn't going to write those kinds of books anymore so that made me happy.
I loved the book Interview With a Vampire, but not the movie so much. Only Claudia, the little girl vampire was interesting, but not as interesting as she was in the book. Movies about books are always crap to me. I also didn't like Tom Cuise in the movie. I felt that Brad Pitt should have played Lestat instead of Louis because he is just much bette looking than Tom and Lestat was suppose to be a beautiful individual. But I'm not going to go off writing about those old vampires. I'm excited about her new found unfaith-ness I guess and probably will even take out one of her old books and read some again.
I'm getting worried about Bobbie. She's always been lactose intolerant and susceptible to constipation since she was a baby. Now she's been a vegetarian for over a year now and she's suddenly developed worse digestive problems. Soon after eating she gets serious abdominal cramps and often has diarrhea. She has an appointment on Monday. Maybe it's not related to her diet, but I strongly suspect it is.
Is she stressed out? A lot of especially women develop IBS in their teens and early college years. I suffered with that a lot in college.....it's better now once I saw the shrink at school and she taught me some deep breathing techniques (I also started having panic attacks and was getting to where it was a big thing if I was going to leave campus for more than a 10 minute drive...DH was my BF at the time and I can't believe he put up with me!).
To this day, if I get nervous, I need a bathroom and need it quickly. Immodium is my friend.
Yeah I always have immodium on hand. After the gastric bypass I had the exact opposite problem....neither are fun.
I would say to see a doctor, there can be a lot of causes of intestinal distress and they will know which questions to ask. Could be something in the diet, could be stress or IBS...maybe something else (usually the worse things would be bloody). Could be hormonal at least partially too. When younger, I used to have a ton of trouble right during PMS time.
I'm sorry Bridget. Everyone is different but for me it took over a year before I felt any closure about my mom's passing... I still think of her every single day, so many times a day. Having Abbey was probably the biggest turning point for me in overcoming my grief.
I hope this thread/board doesn't go away. It's one of the only places I feel comfortable on APA.
I am exhausted; I can't wait til we are moved in to our new house! I would not advise anyone to move while they were 9 months pregnant!
Thanks for the thoughts for my mom! She was released last night and is doing so much better. She has another procedure on Monday to get the stint removed, but she says she feels 100% right now.
Chrissy, I hope Bobbie gets some answers. Stomach troubles = no fun.
Oh and I've got a corned beef cooking right now. It's my first time cooking one... hopefully it tastes as good as it smells!