Monthly Archives: July 2011

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest

I had an appointment with the mental health folks this week.  Seems the doc thinks that I would benefit from talking to someone about how I am doing and dealing with the ever-growing frustration and depression that I am experiencing. … Continue reading

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One day at a time . . .

The hardest part for me, having the neurological problems I have, is not knowing from one day to the next exactly how I’m going to feel.  Yesterday, Sunday, I spent a total of six hours out of bed.  The rest … Continue reading

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When do children understand an illness or injury?

I got to spend a few hours with my son this week.  He doesn’t drive and needed a lift to the doctor’s, so I played chauffeur.  He and I really don’t hang out much, he’s 23 and into computers.  There … Continue reading

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Cross your heart and hope to die, stick a needle in your eye

This has been an interesting few days.  I had my EMG (Electromyography) on Tuesday, and realized a few things about some members of the medical profession.  The EMG was done at the neurologist’s office, and while I sat in their … Continue reading

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How do we measure a person’s life?

What rod do we use to measure a person’s life?  Is it the amount of time they spend toiling here on earth?  Is it the minutes, hours, days, years that one has survived?  Is it the money and possessions that … Continue reading

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Knowledege is power

Sometimes not knowing is more difficult than knowing, especially if it is something that is frightening, or life changing, or will in some form or fashion alter what your reality is. I have never been one to sugar coat a … Continue reading

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The no good horrible day – sort of

I had my MLST test yesterday (Wednesday). I did what I was instructed to do, be at admitting by 7am, and bring my co-pay. Fact is I got there 20 minutes early, signed the check in form and handed it … Continue reading

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Wait for it, wait for it, wait for . . . oh what the heck, you might as well give up!

Yesterday, Monday, I was to have a follow-up with my neurologist.  I was hoping to get some information regarding the MRI I had done on June 2nd.  The same MRI that almost did not happen due to the incompetence of … Continue reading

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If ignorance is bliss, there sure must be a lot of happy people

When you have any illness that slowly steals away your ability to do what you want when you want, you do the best you can to stay as independent as possible, as long as possible.  That independence is something that … Continue reading

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Good night Betty Ford

Former First Lady Betty Ford passed away Friday, she was a brave and out spoken woman, much to the chagrin to many in the Republican party back in the ’70’s. I was in my early teens when the Fords moved … Continue reading

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