The Most Spectacular Show I Have Ever Seen

It takes a lot to impress me, and it takes a lot to bring me to tears. However, last night I was not impressed, I was blown away, and within 5 minutes I was brought to tears. Last night I had the awesome priviledge of seeing the show “Cavalia”. It is produced by one of the…

What’s The Point of My Blog?

“What’s the point of your blog?” That’s a question put to me by one of the readers of my blog. I thought about the answer, and rather than write the person back directly, I decided to answer here, in a public forum. The reason I write my blog is that I have not really come across…

Are We Really So Shallow? (via Kirk Observes The World)

I too saw this headline and was dumbfounded at how immature it was! Never before have I ever witnessed such fervor over soccer or World Cup as I have this time around. In previous years, if you mentioned World Cup to most Americans, they had no idea what you were talking about. Everywhere I go…

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

My last blog entry, I wrote about the consequences of my foray into my culinary exploits, and how I was paying for it with swelling, discomfort and shortness of breath. The medical advice when having a “water retention episode” is to take your diuretics and cut back on your water consumption. Like a good little…

Keeping Yourself Well Stocked With Prescription Medication

Many of us depend on prescription drugs to keep us “well”, or even alive. I know if I didn’t have my cocktail, eventually my heart will go into fibrillation, and that’s the end of the story. Most of us get our prescriptions on a monthly basis and wait until we are down to our last…

Enjoying Life, Paying The Price

 Who does not love to go out to eat? It’s one of life’s little guilty pleasures, going to a restaurant, having someone else cook the food you normally would not cook for your self, and then have someone else bring that beautifully plated dish to you, serve you drinks, and then when it’s all done,…

Write Something Sensible

<div class="wp-caption alignnone" style="width: 490px" Some Blogs Just Lead No Where I am going a little off my usual topic here, and ask that you excuse my ranting. I don’t claim to be a writer. I have never written anything that was bought by a publisher and published. I am however, a reader, as is…

Exercise safe for heart failure patients (via Srinivas Reddy)

Prior to being diagnosed with sarcoidosis and then with heart failure, I went to the gym everyday and did the treadmill, elliptical and all the weight machines. That all came to an end when the heart failure was diagnosed, because I was basically told that I had to take it easy. It has now been…

Reflecting on Father’s Day

Today was father’s day, and it is a day to reflect on my two fathers, but only one dad. My parents got divorced when I was four years old and my mother remarried when I was five. My biological father was a really dead beat dad. He was a successful executive, and eventually lost it…

Coffee Drinking and Heart Disease

I never was a coffee drinker until two things happened in my life to change that. The first was that I went to an Ayurvedic doctor when I was first diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and he told me that coffee actually helps with lung problems and eases breathing. Then, when I left his office I discovered…

Realizing You Are On The Wrong Path

Back in April, I wrote that I was going to go see a therapist to talk over all that I had been through with my sarcoidosis and heart failure and the changes it had brought about in my life. I had always heard how therapy was so helpful for people dealing with grief, and that’s…