About Me

Hi, I'm Katie aka: TheCyborgMom 

~Welcome to my blog!~


A Little Bit About Me

I'm a happily married, suburban mom of two.  When I say I'm "just a mom"...that's me being sarcastic.  Being a mom is the most important part of me and it only gets more interesting when you live with chronic pain.  Cyborg is a term my son called me after I had my first ankle replacement surgery.  I've also had both my hips and knees replaced.  I'm practically the Terminator.  I was diagnosed with a genetic bone condition at fifteen (spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia [SED], aka--shitty bone disease).  The probability of getting my disease is 1 in a 100,000...so that makes me pretty rare.  Living with chronic pain is a challenge, but I do what I gotta do and keep on keeping on.

I wouldn't trade my life for anything.

Why I Started This Blog

Having just gone through ankle surgery, I realized after being non-weight bearing for almost 2 months, that I could make better use of my time.  I decided to start blogging to help others get information that I was looking for myself, and in the process, maybe help someone else out.  

Did You Know?

I'm not a writer.  I was actually a math major in college because that was the one major that was easy for me and I could get away with NOT writing!  Disclaimer:  Do not expect perfect grammar, clean language, or joyful inspirational shit all the time.  I'm a real person dealing with real life stuff.

Fun Facts About Me

  • I love Disney World.
  • Smutty fiction is my favorite genre.
  • I'm a chocoholic.
  • I'm not much of a drinker, but I love me some eggnog.
  • Rainbow cookies are the most delicious dessert on this earth.
  • I was born and raised in New York and still have my accent.
  • Anything rock 'n roll please.
  • I love time travel related stories and films...I can't wrap my head around that stuff and I love that.
  • I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of a girl.
  • Among my favorite colors are:  turquoise, aqua, and TARDIS blue.  Pretty much, I love blue.  I wanted to paint my house all different shades of blue, but the kids vetoed that idea.  Currently, just the living room, dining room, basement, my daughter's room (that was like that when we moved in), and my bedroom and bathroom are blue :)

Questions? Comments? 

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  1. I had no idea you had that many parts of yourself replaced. Wow! You're incredible, truly.

    1. thanks Nessa. Yeah, I usually don't introduce myself as, "Hi, I'm Katie and I'm half bionic" LOL

  2. Ok, I think I love you! Um cuz we share a lot of the same likes!
    So following you! TARDIS BLUE FTW! (I have a car I've named the Double Oh TARDIS because the front looks like an Astin Martin and it's TARDIS Blue!)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Trying to be Positive in Life and Writing
    Caring for My Veteran

    1. Double Oh TARDIS...that is fantastic!!! Thanks for the follow and welcome to the crazy! :)

    2. My last name is Dement...(Demented without the -ed LOL) I think I fit it rather well...:P

  3. WOW - you are amazing! I'm inspired that you have such a great attitude about life, while having to deal with "Shitty Bone Disease"! I broke my left ankle years ago and have had a couple of surgeries on it to correct it...but it's really never the same again, is it? But you are dealing with SO MUCH MORE and have a great attitude to boot (get it, to boot...ankle...hee hee, okay, done cracking myself up). Just wanted to stop over and thank you for commenting on my blog during AtoZ (Shades of Gray...Hair). I so appreciate it. Okay, so now that I see you're SO interesting, I'm going to follow your blog, FB and Twitter! Cheers!

    Texas Playwright Chick

    1. Thanks for the follow Cheryl! I'm enjoying that you're cracking yourself up...makes me smile :) I have a friend that broke her ankle many years ago (middle school) and you're right, it's never been quite the same for her either.

  4. I'm not a writer either (I neglected the skill for a while after I started programming), but it shouldn't have to be a prerequisite to being a blogger as we all still have interesting stories to share. I prefer to see things from real people sharing their own real lives; especially if your experiences can help others. It's great to see that you're able to live such a wonderful and positive life despite your condition; you're an inspiration. Keep on blogging.

  5. Thank you so much for the kind words. I don't think of myself as an inspiration...more of a hot mess most of the time! LOL And I'm glad to meet another non-writer blogger. Personally, I don't think it's a prerequisite either. The red squiggly line is my friend though :) Thank you spell-check!

  6. Hi Katie. Wow you have been through a lot, and your honesty is breath taking. I'm really not sure where to even comment, except to say that my heart is with you and I hope the blog community continues to support and encourage you. It would be nice for you to meet others with the same bone condition. It you haven't, keep looking (perhaps in the medical community?). There must be others out there somewhere. Your family sounds absolutely wonderful in your other post. What a blessing to have them there when the going gets tough. Stay optimistic and keep celebrating the small things in life (this is my favorite blog hop :) I'll say a prayer too. 'Stay the course' _\)

  7. Katie, I love your attitude in spite of your health condition. I think we have a bit in common. I was born with a cleft lip and palate, and I've had multiple surgeries over the years. A few years ago I was diagnosed with a cholesteatoma in my ear, and I had to have 3 ear surgeries, one including a brain surgery. I was apparently the perkiest person in the ICU! :)