Monty and Me and Some Red Pants

My name is Mary and I just turned 27 years old. I live in New Orleans with my dog Monty. I just started attending community college in preparation for nursing school. I’m just going to make a bulleted list of things that are a part of me and my past. Here they are in a quasi-chronological order.

I stole orange flavored tic tacs when I was 4 and my dad heard them jiggling in my osh-kosh-bgosh overalls and made me return them to the gas station.

I am the youngest of four siblings. I have two older brothers, Nick and Doug, and an older sister Amelie. They are my favorite!

I used to be an awesome gymnast then I became suddenly sick and never got better. I was diagnosed with fibromylagia/chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome at age 9.

My dad died of cancer when I was 12. He died on the toilet. No joke!

High school was terrible. I am in awe of people who loved high school.

I graduated from LSU with a degree in journalism. College fucking rocked.

My mom re-married a dude named Roger and in the middle of college, HE died suddenly. Yeah, that happened.

I studied abroad in France while in college and that was one of the best times of my life.

My mom re-married again, we’re keeping our fingers crossed…

Last year my illness really intensified and one morning I felt too weak to walk. We found a specialist in Miami who has been a miracle worker and diagnosed me with Lyme Disease among other things..but I lost my job, apartment, and boyfriend in the meantime. Major life reconstruction has begun! And now here I sit…blogging…

I am still recovering but am taking a few classes at a community college in preparation for nursing school. Community college..is…*awesome. Gooooooooooo DOLPHINS!!!

I love my dog Monty. Like a lot.

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  1. I love your blog but the worst thing about it is knowing I’m part of your family and there is nothing I can do to help but sit and read and learn all I can.

  2. Just came across your blog from “Fixing My Fear of Flavors” blog. Wow, you certainly have been though a lot in 27 years. I felt drawn to your blog because I am very passionate about chronic pain and illness and helping others learn how to interact with people who deal with this. Looking forward to checking out your blog!

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