A Little Help From My Friends

posted by Momo Fali on February 7, 2011

I am not the healthiest person you will ever meet.  I have asthma, migraines, sinuses that drive me crazy from October to May, some strange auto-immune stuff going on and, on top of all of that, I don’t sleep much.  I am a blast at parties!  Call me!

I’m halfway kidding, because I am a blast (I’m modest too), but one of the worst things about being sickly is that your friends have to deal with it.

Sure, last year’s swine flu/pneumonia/suspected pulmonary embolism stopped my husband and his dad from leaving for a weekend trip and my mom was the one who rushed me to the emergency room when my doctor thought I was coming down with my SECOND case of viral meningitis, but it’s different when you have to put a friend out.

Like the time when I got a concussion a couple of years ago and my husband was out of town or when I went on my annual girls’ weekend and ended up with a migraine that made me so sick that I couldn’t keep my anti-nausea meds down.  I’m sure that watching me get IV drugs wasn’t on my friends’ lists of things to do when they were away from their kids for a few days.

But, maybe all of this happens to me for a reason.  Maybe it’s to show me that I have amazing friends, or to prove to the world that there really are good people who care about each other; or care for me…same difference.

In addition to being a creative outlet, a place where I have connected with other parents of children with medical issues, and being the board off of which I dove into a new line of work, blogging is a bonus because it has enlarged the group of people who would drive me to the hospital.

Photo courtesy of Mishelle Lane


  • unmitigated me

    Jim looks great in those Mary Janes.

    Woohoo! I got me a MomoFali Level 0 Patch! I assume that's O for Outstanding.

  • Mishi

    And, we'll drink with you. Don't forget that. 🙂

    Love you, Momo. Love you HARD!

  • Tara R.

    That's one cool posse you've got.

  • BusyDad

    Do they serve beer in the hospital cafeteria? Let's go!

  • living-the-balanced-life

    And a few who would probably help you move a body!

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    I totally would too.

  • meleah rebeccah

    I would drive you to the hospital in a heart beat Momo.

  • Heather E

    gotta have hospital drivers! always! that pic is hilarious! 🙂

  • Christina

    I'd totally drive you to the hospital. Or help you move a body. Or help you move a body to the hospital, if they needed it…

  • Amie

    Your bloggy friends are so GANGSTA!

  • Coupon Codes

    Seemingly minor health problems can really put a damper on things. But it's good that you have plenty of people who care about you should anything happen.

  • AlisonH

    Oh, wincing. Viral meningitis is SO not fun. Thank heavens for your good friends (and wishing I could be one in person for you like them).

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