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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

A Spoonie Gone Too Soon

Monday night we in the Spoonie community lost a young woman who personified joy and compassion. Twenty-eight year old Gwendolyn Weidman choked to death while eating dinner. Gwen suffered from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and  Dysautonomia One of the symptoms of her illnesses … Continue reading

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Book Reviews!

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Some clever thieves steal some priceless manuscripts from F. Scott Fitzgerald. The scripts are flipped over from many interested parties but there is reason to believe bookstore owner Bruce Cable of Camino Island, FL … Continue reading

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My Last Concert

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Prompt #2: Tell us about the last concert that you attended. I hadn’t attended a concert in years but when I heard Lady Gaga was in Cleveland in 2014 I knew I had to … Continue reading

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What if I Stayed in Here Forever?

My son and boyfriend are at the pool and I have yet to get there this season. Instead, I am in my bathrobe, showered (you gotta give me credit for that) and have woken up from my second nap. My … Continue reading

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Book Review!

With special thanks to Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop.  Eleanor Oliphant may be a little odd and “a little bit mental” but she thinks she has it altogether. Little by little the book gives you clues about Eleanor and you learn … Continue reading

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Family Reunion, Spoonie Style!

A couple of weeks ago I had thrown my back out. Jacques had to push me in a wheelchair for my doctor’s appointment. My x-ray was normal so I am going to start PT next week. We had planned a … Continue reading

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TBT: Farmer’s Market

Special thanks to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. 1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous May and write a poem or a blog post. From May to October is our town’s Saturday morning farm market. This photo was taken … Continue reading

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Book Reviews!

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. These reviews are from my Goodreads page. I’d love for you to follow me!     I heard Dan Rather on an old Howard Stern show and thought it would be interesting to read … Continue reading

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TBT: Disney Vacation

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Prompt #1  Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous April and write a poem or a blog post. It was three years ago this month when my husband, whom I am separated from, my son … Continue reading

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The Mountain

On Sunday I planned to take my son to the park, it was going to be a beautiful day. On Saturday night I prayed that I would be well enough to take him to the park. On Sunday morning I … Continue reading

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