Pedal Another Mile

Bicycling, death, life after death.

I summoned the monster.

I had to write earlier that she hadn't had any diarrhea. Just had to. Well, start that clock over. One little bit of normal poop followed ten minutes later by another explosion. She's had a rough day. She slept for almost all of it, except for a short visit from Pastor Hein. The new pains are still there, but if it's any consolation for the stomach issues again, one of them has alleviated somewhat.

She thinks this round had to be current food. I'm still not sure. I told her the one way to find out, and I'm not sure it's a good idea. You know what I'm talking about. Good old corn. I imagine if this isn't new food, that could put her in more pain, so I am very hesitant. She's in enough pain.

OK enough poop talk. I hate to write about it but it (or the lack thereof) really has been the center of our lives for over two months now.

She's hitting the pain button, so I'm glad she's not just trying to "deal" with these new pains. She's upset at the increased confusion and sleepiness that accompanies this, but she is accepting it. I told her there's no one to entertain but me and the furkids, and we all would rather she not be in pain.

I had another headache today but I think that had more to do with 1 1/2 hours of sleep than anything else. It never turned into a migraine, thankfully. I napped an hour or so as well today. I doubt I'll make it to the end of the Bears game tonight. I'm tired, and in addition to that, melancholy again. Not as bad as last Thursday (thank God) but I'm still bummed the fuck out. I hate seeing her like this. Even when she says she's not feeling that bad, she's not feeling that good either. It hurts my heart.

The days seem to run into one another now. I can't believe it's Thanksgiving week. I've never been one too immersed in holiday spirit, but current circumstances may kill it off for good. It's fucking dark at 4:30, making things even harder. At least the weather is still holding out.

I'm not sure if the tree is going up this year. I have to ask Billy Jo what she thinks. At any rate, it'll only be the Christmas "Palm" tree with the flip flops, hawaiian shirts, and flamingo ornaments. I can pretty much guarantee cards aren't going to make it out.


So the Facebook "brand page" for Pedal Another Mile I started today has 97 likes already. That's pretty cool. I guess it's not a guarantee that these pages will show up on your feed. I'm not sure why. They probably want me to "promote" them... otherwise known as "pay". Since they might not show up, I will continue to post them to that page, Billy Jo's wall, and my wall.

I know twitter works, I think the rss feed is working, and daily emails are usually sent between 6:00 and 8:00 pm so we will soon see if those are working.

Or, just come here every night. I'll always post something, even if it's only a few sentences.