My Depression Connection Question of the Week!

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  • Hi everybody!


    It has been an interesting day for me with a rather scooby doo-ish like mystery at my house.  Yesterday I woke to find that a large piece of our hallway curtain was gone!  There was a big chunk of one of the bottom panels completely torn away.   Now I have to tell you that my son who has autism has been known to be the source of such "alterations" to our household.  He has taken stuffing out of teddy bears, painted palm trees in the bathroom and has hung toy horses from a celing fan. So I am used to Max's mischief.  So when I saw the huge chunk of curtain missing I just assumed it was Max. 

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    But then our dog vomited up...guess what?  She vomited up the piece of curtain.  It is true.  My dog ate the curtain.  Our dog has never chewed up anything before.  We had given her this huge raw hide bone and I don't think it agreed with her.  She has been wanting to eat grass and leaves but I guess this was not good enough to get her to vomit up the bone.  So she ate the curtain.  I am still like..."what????" 


    And my poor son...I had given him a time out and had taken away one of his privileges thinking it was him! I did apologize to him but I feel bad.


    So my question today is:



    When was the last time you ASSUMED something and you were proven wrong?


    Tell us your story...we love to hear from you!



    While I have you here...wanted to let you know about some of my other writings on Health Central that you may be interested in reading.


    • If you are a parent of a child with hyperactivity it may be difficult to get your child to sleep.  I have much experience with this issue which I share in my post entitled, "Adventures in Parenting:  Hyperactivity and Sleep."

    • One of the hardest things for parents who have a special needs child is to let go enough to allow your child to become more independent.  One of the recent episodes of Desperate Housewives had me in tears because they broached this topic.  I talk about this and more in my post called, "The Art of Letting Go:  Teaching your Learning Disabled Child to become More Independent."

    • For all those people who suffer from anxiety like me, I have written a Top Ten List of things NOT to say to someone who suffers from anxiety.  Tell me if you can relate!

    • On the Sexual Health site writer Jennifer Rackley talks about her journey in coping with endometriosis and her subsequent hysterectomy.  It is a very heartfelt and courageous post and I hope you read it.  And if you have ever wondered about the signs of ovarian cancer as I have, please read my interview with a gynecologist who explains more about this silent killer.

    • Did you know that if you have diabetes or take certain medications that you are more vulnerable to getting frostbite in frigid temperatures?  I didn't know either until I researched the topic of frostbite and found that certain people are more at risk.  For more information please read my post, "Ten Tips to Prevent Frostbite."

    • If you have skin cancer one option available for treatment is called Mohs surgery.  Member Gemma from the skin cancer site, graciously agreed to an interview to discuss what her experience was like to have a basil cell carcinoma removed from her face.  For those who want to read more please vist the skin cancer site to read, "What it is like to have Mohs surgery."


Published On: January 14, 2010