The headache from hell…

has lasted about ten days too long.

In the last post, I mentioned that my body was trying to “catch” something. That something was the headache from hell.

No OTC drugs could touch this thing. I honestly thought about going to the ER, but I’m sure the ER folks are sick to death of me. So I called a 24/7 helpline provided by my insurance company and spoke to a nurse. She was very helpful and suggested a few things I could try.

That led me to ask Daniel to take me to the store to get me some Excedrin™, but Daniel didn’t want to take me and Jeff, too, so I reluctantly gave him my debit card to buy it.

What he came home with was for migraines, which I’ve never had, but I decided to take it anyway, because I had to be able to sleep, right?

Well, long story short, it did the job and I was able to sleep all night.

Then morning came and so did my headache. It’s driving me mad! I’ll take more before bed tonight. If the same thing happens tomorrow, I’m going to either the acute care clinic up the street, or the ER. I can’t live like this for another day. There has to be some cause for a headache to go on for a week and a half.

What if, after all that, it was just allergies? I think I’ll be more than a little ticked off. Not even allergy meds (OTC) did anything for this.

I have enough medical stuff to deal with because of my liver and all that entails. I don’t need this on top of it all.

Color me frustrated.


I’m Stef and this is where it’s @ !~

I feel like death warmed over, with special Stef sauce

My body has been trying to catch something for about a month. I feel like poo most of the time, but force myself out of bed, off the couch and out the door to try and live a so called normal life.

The last time I felt like this was around Christmas, and in mid January, I was hospitalized with pancreatitis and gallstones.

I don’t want a repeat of that.

So I just wish my body would just catch whatever it is and get it over with.

Other than that, life’s been peachy.



I’m Stef and this is where it’s @ ?~

My brain feels fuzzy

I woke up this morning feeling weird and I’ll go to bed tonight feeling weird.

I have to sit in a dark or semi dark room because bright lights make me queasy. I’m fine in natural sunlight, though.

Even a four hour nap didn’t help. And I slept the sleep of the dead! Why can’t I do that at night when I’m supposed to sleep?

I don’t get why I’m all fuzzy headed though. I’m taking the lactulose every day, which is supposed to counteract the ammonia that builds up in my brain because my liver can’t handle it.

Just another question for the liver docs when I go see them in June.


Story of my life…

In other news, I’m going to start an exercise plan next week and see if that doesn’t take a few lbs off before June. It’d be nice to be under 200 lbs. for the first time in 30 years (at least!). Maybe it will make me feel less fatigued in the long run. I can only hope.

But this fuzzy headedness is getting on my last nerve!


Hey bathroom warriors

You know, those crazy and misinformed folks who don’t want transgendered folks targeting little Susie and Johnny in the bathroom…have I got a graphic for you!


Do you really want these guys in the ladies room with you? That’s what the stupid law in North Carolina is calling for… to use the restroom for the gender on your birth certificate. Because all of these good looking guys were born female.

Couldn’t tell, huh?

And if you can’t tell, what the hell difference does it make which freaking restroom they use?


Oh by the way, my blog, my rules- no anonymous comments, and don’t say anything in a comment you don’t want your grandma to read…


The post where Stef discusses Target’s all inclusive bathroom policy

This is getting out of hand.

People, even some of those I consider friends, are getting their panties in a twist over Target’s announcement of allowing their guests to use whatever bathroom they identify with gender wise. Some have even called for a boycott of Target.

First, good people, Target isn’t going to miss you. Second, all you’re doing is spreading hate and fear. I don’t live my life hating and fearing those things I don’t understand. I educate myself. I get facts. I don’t spread useless and uninformed garbage around.

Today I saw a video and read a post about this. The weird thing is, they were almost verbatim in their wording, with only a few personal details changed. The video was done by a so called “preacher”, the post was done by some self righteous, Bible thumping “Christian” chick. Both made the alleged point of if Target allowed this, all the pedophiles and perverts could pretend to be transgendered to attack women and young children.

My point to them is if pedophiles and perverts were going to attack innocent women and children, they never needed a law. They’d just go in and do their evil deeds. And the cases of a true transgender attacking women and children are so few, it’s almost laughable. The same things were said about black people in the 50s and homosexuals in the 60s.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even me. If you honestly think that Target’s policy is so horrible that you’d stop shopping there, then don’t shop there. Just means there’s more for those of us who aren’t ruled by hate and fear. I would advise you to do some research into the subject to understand those who don’t agree with your views.

Like me, for example.

But don’t take my word for it. If these people were true Christians, they would be welcoming. But the majority of them I’ve encountered have been so indoctrinated with hate and fear and misinformation, that if Christ returned today, he wouldn’t recognize most of these people.

I am a Christian, and I truly believe that God loves everyone. And I mean EVERYONE– straight, gay, lesbian, transgendered, black, white, brown, red, yellow. Everyone!

Some people are going to think that I belong in hell for my views. Guess what? God gave me a brain, knowledge and freewill to make my own damn decisions. I honestly do not give a rat’s back end what others think. If I am truly going to hell, I’m certain I’ll have plenty of company.

I’ll end this by saying that if plan to leave a hate filled comment on this post, please give me a way to contact you. I do not accept anonymous comments, nor comments with no contact info. If you really believe in what you’re saying, let’s debate. I love learning new things. Maybe you’ll expand my knowledge base, who knows. Please keep that in mind.

And remember, your mileage may vary.


My take on the North Carolina “bathroom bill”

Just how are they going to determine who belongs in what bathroom? Carry your birth certificate with you? The state gaining access to your medical records as a matter of “public safety”?


Yesterday (4/12/16), North Carolina’s Governor McCrory tried to explain the bill he signed, starting he didn’t expect such a huge backlash. Really, Governor? Are you a special kind of stupid? Your state is now losing revenue because of this misguided and bigoted legislation. Big companies are declining to come to your state because of it; Bruce Springsteen cancelled a concert because of it. And many more will do the same, mark my words.

A word of advice for those who think this was a great idea:

Get educated before you spout off on something you know little to nothing about. Laws like the one in North Carolina rely on unfounded fears or out and out lies.

Do you really want a man, who identifies and presents female in the men’s room? Or a woman who identifies and presents male in the ladies room? Why don’t we just make this easier for everyone and let transgendered individuals use the facility that is most comfortable for them.

Or, hey, here’s a thought… how about a unisex bathroom option? That way, trans folks won’t have to freak out the uptight amongst us, and Mom can take her young sons with her to the restroom; dad can take his young daughters; grown children who are caretakers can take mom or dad, or a hired medical person can take their opposite gender clients. Everybody wins!

Read this article and watch the accompanying video and decide for yourself.

Oh, and if you do decide to comment, refrain from name calling. Because it says more about you than it does about me. And I’ll delete it.

Thank you! Have a nice day!