Serendib Health

Lexapro (Final?) Update

So, I’ve stopped taking the Lexapro, and I don’t think I’m going to be trying another anxiety medication anytime soon. I’m going to walk y’all through my experience and reasoning, in case it’s helpful, but I want to preface this by saying I don’t actually have a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder (I *do* have …

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How Dare the Viruses

I’ve caught some winter bug that isn’t COVID, and I find myself weirdly irritated by it. Like — after EVERYTHING we’ve gone through, and all the precautions we’ve been taking, with the masking, avoiding people, compulsive handwashing, etc., how dare OTHER viruses still get me sick. GAH. I’ll be fine, just a couple days of …

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Komorebi

We’re hitting the point with our kids where some stuff I would normally want to talk about publicly, I’m not going to, because it would infringe on their privacy. It’s unfortunate, because it means there’s a cultural gap around talking about many things affecting teens — they’re not ready to talk about it themselves, and …

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Everyone Everywhere is Struggling

Everyone here is struggling a little bit, I think. Everyone everywhere is struggling, I suspect. The big household challenge right now is the kids’ homework. Kevin and I have always taken a pretty laissez-faire approach to homework. In elementary school, we did our best to avoid it entirely, asking that our kids be excused from …

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Ridiculously Lovely

Are these spray roses not ridiculously lovely? A friend dropped them off with a get well note after I bashed my tooth. Tooth update — pain is mostly gone, but it’s still a little wiggly and not quite back into place. I had a dentist appointment scheduled for Tuesday already for a routine cleaning, so …

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I Miss Chewing

Food that doesn’t require chewing that I have consumed today, a list: • coffee with whole milk and sugar • uppuma with the last of Roshani‘s shrimp curry sauce (no actual shrimp) • a strawberry popsicle • tea with whole milk and sugar • a soft caramel • soft white bread (not the edges), soaked …

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Faceplant Update:

It’s really just the one tooth at this point — my hands are all better, my knee is a little sore, but not really noticeable. The tooth is a little better after a night of sleep and not being bothered by my poking at it; shifted somewhat back into place, not all the way yet. …

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Ice Cream and Cheetos

I can’t chew anything right now (loose tooth from a fall), so I’m on a semi-liquid diet. By which I mean, dinner was strawberry ice cream and Cheetos. No chewing required! And for all of you inclined to parent me, please do not fret, we also have plenty of hearty and nourishing soup and yogurt …

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