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SoCS – Cookie Monster

Day 357

Today is Stream of Consciousness Saturday brought to us again by Linda Hill. The prompt Linda has given us this week is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “blue.” Talk about the first blue object you see when you sit down to write your post. Have fun!


Cookie Monster stares at me across the room with his bright blue face and wide white eyes. He has that look in his eye like he is on the hunt for cookies — any kind I would imagine — as that appears to be his mainstay.

This particular version is carefully painted on the back of my granddaughter’s chair. He sits across from his friend Elmo and is also painted in bright blue on the surface of the table. It is as if he is giving us fair warning that any cookies in close proximity are certainly at risk. He looks innocent enough with that constant grin on his face, but honestly, those are the kind you need to look out for.

There is also a stuffed version of him lurking somewhere in the toy box. He is warm and cuddly and fluffy enough, but I would not trust those innocent looking eyes.

Consider yourself warned.


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Hysterectomy? I’ll Pass. Give me ALL the hormones.

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This is the second post my daughter has written to document all that led up to her hysterectomy. If you have any women in your life that suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, please encourage them to read her blog. She hopes to spare other women what she went through.

Two Moms And A Toddler

Little did I know that the year 2019 would take me on the biggest hormonal roller coaster of my life. After I stopped the estrogen based birth control pills in April and my fibroid was discovered, my doctor put me on a pill known as Lysteda (or Tranexamic Acid). According to WebMD (and my doctor) Tranexamic Acid works by slowing the breakdown of clots which helps to prevent prolonged bleeding. I also began my search to find a natural way to cure Fibroids. I’ll write about that in a later piece. Today, let’s just talk hormones.

Tranexamic Acid — The first of many attempts to slow or stop my bleeding.

I was told to take two Tranexamic Acid pills three times a day during my three heaviest days of my period. I was warned NOT to take Ibuprofen with this drug — not to even think about it. Unfortunately for…

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