Category Archives: Family

Be Careful What You Wish For, A Tale Of Woe


My mother always warned me to be careful what I wished for because I just might get it.

You know, mothers are pretty smart.

I was crying my tears of woe about my marriage at the time. I was not happy, my husband didn’t really care and I wanted out or so I thought.

When she walked into our life I thought it was what I wanted, but now it was too late because I had gotten what I had wished for and that was to be out of my marriage and that is exactly what happened. I was shocked. I wasn’t really thinking it would happen. NOT really!

There are many days I wish it would all be a dream and things were as they had been, but you can’t go back so easily.

I just woke up from a dream of a part of my pre-divorce life, crying.

ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

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They egged my car AGAIN!


I have lived here since 2004 and this is the 2nd or 3rd time it has happened. I don’t know why. There were other cars on the street as well and one time they threw glass bottles under the car and my old (as in very old age) neighbor helped me pick up the glass and had called to let me know before I came out and drove away on top of the glass. I couldn’t see them from my house.

My son quipped, “if they throw eggs scramble them!” I retorted, “I prefer my eggs on a plate!”

There were some fancy, expensive cars on the road with mine, but it was me they aimed at.

My pain is getting worse and it will be several weeks to over a month until I can be rescheduled since I had gotten sick before the last procedure. I had a taste of no pain for a while, but now it is back. I lie down for quite a while when I can although that does tend to make me stiff.

My friend and I have switched our brunch day to Sundays rather than Saturdays. Less crowded and better vibes. We were getting aggravated on Saturdays.

Still waiting for the bankruptcy to go forward. I am very anxious. Working on not spending money and wasting gas if I don’t have to go anywhere. Working on setting up a budget as well.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Black tea and lower blood sugars


I have been drinking tea every day for days now, several cups a day. Last night I couldn’t keep my sugar up. Kept waking up low and had to have carbs without insulin. I am drinking black tea and it does help with sugar control according to research. The only insulin I had was the slow acting and it alone was dropping my blood sugars. No added insulin at meals today and none needed. My sugar levels are low. Not sure what to think. I am still getting daily healings from my dad plus this new research on black tea. Maybe I stumbled on something that will help my diabetes without using a lot of insulin. Black tea has a lot of good side effects according to my research.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Share Your World – October 30, 2017


Share Your World – OCTOBER 30th, 2017

Where do you eat breakfast? Usually I eat breakfast at the kitchen counter or at my computer desk.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with? Stephen King.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be? A beautiful, colorful blooming plant.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. My father doing his best to do his faith healing and divine intervention on my physical ailments.

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Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

 

Pain is Weird


Pain is weird. I was pain-free for a few days and now it is back, but on the other side of my body. I can’t figure it out. I was so relieved there for a few days and boom, just like that, it is back again.

I can’t figure out if too much movement is the cause, not enough is the cause or that there is no specific reasoning behind it,

I have spent the last few days calling the 2 doctors offices trying to get an appointment for the required EKG. I finally got one today at the very last minute before the procedure. Well slight exaggeration there. The procedure is Tuesday, but no time yet and so need Monday to wait for the time. The EKG is set for the last appointment on Friday afternoon. The day they close early.

I will plan on leaving the house early just in case of problems and just wait in the parking lot for awhile and then in the waiting room. I can’t take any issues such as road construction, detours and such. I was hoping to not have to have it. I really felt better than I had for over the last 7 years, but now it is back.

I just made a payment plan for the MRI’s I had and had to sign a paper so luckily my dad agreed to drive it to the post office for me. I had eased off a little on the pain pills and perhaps that had something to do with it.

I am sitting here in pain. Lying down was feeling better. May be up and down all night till bedtime. I have also had bad stomach pains the last couple of days. Not sure which hurts worse.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Share Your World – October 9, 2017


Share Your World – OCTOBER 9th, 2017

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.) I would eat tons of ice cream, but my diabetes blood sugar numbers will not allow it.  So health wise I love seafood, most of it and have learned to eat it broiled rather than fried.

Are you focused on today or tomorrow? If I can pry my mind from the past it is focused on the future. I can’t stay in today.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask? I have forgotten the first name I had for her, but she was a full blooded Native American and I would love to know more about her life.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I appreciate everyone who has prayed or wished me well during my recent problem with severe pain and possible surgery. This place is just like a family.

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Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one).

Share Your World – October 2, 2017


Share Your World – September 18th, 2017

If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would go? Although I would love to I have severe motion sickness and can’t even ride in a car sometimes without terrible nausea. That would have to be a no most likely.

What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, nuts), since going low carb I haven’t had much red meat even though it has no carbs. I eat bacon and eggs almost every day due to low carb diet.

What would be your preference, awake before dawn, at dawn, or awake before noon? Awake before noon or later. I am not a morning person.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I appreciate the support of my family as I go through this problem with my back and neck being pinched, the numbness and the stenosis of my spine.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one.