pain management Articles
Ketamine May Offer Rapid Relief from Persistent Pelvic Pain
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Allison Wells, MD Chronic pelvic pain is at a difficult intersection of anatomical pain generators and mood disorders like depression and anxiety that are coincident with or caused by the pain itself. To effectively relieve chronic pelvic Continue reading The post Ketamine May... Read more
Whole
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Ali Anne
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It's Mother's Day - the second that I've been a mama. In church this morning we started singing"Broken Vessels Amazing Grace" by HillsongAll these piecesBroken and scatteredIn mercy gatheredMended and wholeEmpty handedBut not forsakenI've been set freeI've been set free... Read more
Remembering Judah
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Ali Anne
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A year ago we found out that the baby we called Judah, was not going to come home to us. I remember so clearly getting off the phone and feeling like I couldn't breath. I remember quietly closing the nursery door. I remember breathing prayer after prayer for him and his birth mom... Read more
Cuddles and diapers and cars and crackers and applesauce ...
Sunday, October 25th, 2015 by Ali Anne
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I just realized that I haven't written in ... almost 7 months What So, life with a baby has been a grand adventure and a lot of work, but honestly waaaay more fun than I could have imagined seriously, I love it more than I knew I could love doing anything ever. I thought to ease ... Read more
Grateful
Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Ali Anne
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I have had a long history of being stubborn and trying to be independent, and to NOT need anything from anyone. I have had almost as long of a history of being humbled, shown my weaknesses, and NEEDING others in my life. It's been an uncomfortable journey, but I am learning how G... Read more
Smiley Baby
Monday, March 16th, 2015 by Ali Anne
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Sweetest Little Baby,Three months ago right now we were about to board a flight headed over the wide vast Pacific ocean to meet you. We hadn't even known you were ours for 8 hours yet and we were about to have you placed into our arms. What a three months this has been We have le... Read more
A New Beginning
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 by Ali Anne
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I almost fell down the stairs when I read the following text message from our social worker "New mommy and daddy come get me birth mom signed"I'll remember that text for the rest of my life, because it was the moment I knew I was for sure going to be a mama.It was only ... Read more
Still Thankful
Thursday, November 27th, 2014 by Ali Anne
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It's Thanksgiving day. There is a turkey in the oven and pumpkin pie all ready. And all I can think of is a tiny baby bib that says "My First Thanksgiving". My Farmer Boy picked out the bib on the night we found out that we were chosen to adopt a newborn baby boy. He sa... Read more
To Our Almost Babies ...
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Ali Anne
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It was five years ago, right after we were married that the first call came and our first adoption loss. Since then, we have had international, local, infants, older kids ... each unique and exciting for a moment when we wondered or even believed were going to be joining our fami... Read more
The white bunny, and facing fear of loss
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 by Ali Anne
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There is a white bunny in our yard. She's been there for about a week, every day we see her munching on grass at the edge of the jungle. But, I am avoiding her. Because I don't want to make her run away.She was here for a couple weeks about a year ago as well, and that time I wou... Read more
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