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Meet Archie and Serena! Two of the four paramedics that delivered my son, Charles ❤️

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We got to meet them today and it was pretty cool! (The other two were Laura and Leah but they couldn’t make it.) They were telling me that they don’t usually get to find out what happens to patients after a call so, it was cool for them, as well.

My youngest baby came so fast! Other moms warned me that each kid comes faster than the last one. I didn’t really believe it because my first two births took hours.

I have three kids.

My youngest baby came so fast! Other moms warned me that each kid comes faster than the last one. I didn’t really believe it because my first two births took hours.

I was ready to have a home birth (set up my home and everything) but I was running a food business at the time and it was the last business day before Thanksgiving. I didn’t want to let my customers down so, I went to work.

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Dementia · Mental Health · Resources

Resources you may actually need! #MentalHealth

I want to switch gears here a little, and jump the timeline forward to the present, and hopefully share some resources that I wish I knew much earlier on in my journey.

I’ve mentioned that my husband has schizophrenia and PTSD, stemming from his service in the US Army. I also have mental health problems of my own. To top it off, in the spring of 2013, my mom had a stroke.

It was that stroke that brought us to the ER, when we discovered that she had Stage IV Ovarian Cancer.

She underwent emergency surgery that night to install bilateral nephrostomy tubes, because the tumour was so large that her ureters were blocked, and all her pee was backing up into her kidneys.

She was sent home with medication, to wait for a debulking surgery to remove the tumour and all the affected tissue.

But shortly after she was sent home, she had two more strokes: A bleed at the old site, and another ischemic attack. Continue reading “Resources you may actually need! #MentalHealth”