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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.

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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Oh, Fudge

This year my fourth grade son Tyler has gotten into trouble four times for using profane language. He’s had to miss recess a few times because of it. Truth be told (I know, I’m a horrible mom), Tyler has been … Continue reading

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Book Reviews!

Inspiration provided by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. I’ve been reading a variety of books lately and I want to share them with you! I probably read this in junior high, but it’s worth a reread as an adult. 13 year … Continue reading

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So My Psychiatrist Went Off On Me

I’ve been seeing my psychiatrist since last August. She is a resident but I picked her because she was under the supervision of a psychiatrist who has a good reputation. The resident can’t do anything without her final approval. When … Continue reading

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Book Review!

Thursday is Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop day! What if there was a drug you could take that would erase the memory of a trauma you experienced? 15 year old Jenny is given the drug to erase the memory of her … Continue reading

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Five Years of Surviving

Today is a special day for me. Five years ago I attempted suicide and I am celebrating that I wasn’t successful. I suffer from Bipolar Disorder, a disease that is characterized by extreme lows and extreme highs. The risk of … Continue reading

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Rhymes With Nice

Late last year my psychiatrist recommended that I up my dosage of one of my medicines. Pretty soon after I did this my scalp started to itch. I looked up the drug’s side effects and sure enough scratchy scalp was … Continue reading

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