Side Effect Halloween

Ever wonder what all the side effects from your medications all together would look like as a word cloud? I took some of the listed side effects from all the drugs that I take and created this Halloween word image. for your viewing pleasure.

What We All Ultimately Are Looking For

I was in the book store the other night and taken aback with all the new self-help books in the newly published section, and I took a pass in the self-help section, and there were so many books on every conceivable subject, it had me wondering what is it that we are all truly looking for. There…

Stage Five

I first decided to start this blog because there was no one out there talking about their life with Sarcoidosis. There were tons of blogs about the physical attributions of the disease, all the research and data collected, but there was no human side. The feelings. The pain. The anger. I felt I needed to…

I’m Back

I pretty much was on vacation the last month and I have not really been able to keep up with my blog as I should. All our house guests are gone now, so I hope to return to keeping up with my blog posts from here on. Composed by Basil Rene using WordPress for Blackberry®

Is There Any Where To Get Away

I took this last week off as my in-laws were in from out of town visiting, and no matter what, every vacation, one day work finds its way in somehow. It just never fails. It’s the nature of my job. C’est la vie. I can’t complain. I have a job, a great job. It does…

Wishing You Peace

I received the following comment on one of my blog posts recently. The blog entry was about maintaining a positive attitude while suffering from a chronic illness. This is the comment: Wow! Are you for real? Where can someone get tickets to your fantasy land? Do blue birds make your bed in the morning while…

Stirring Up Memories

Medtronic, the maker of heart devices, agreed to pay $268 million to settle lawsuits over claims that fractured wires in a line of its cardiac defibrillators caused at least 13 deaths … The company halted sales of the so-called defibrillator leads in October 2007 after they were linked to users’ deaths. – from a recent NY…

Come On, Smile, Get happy

I have mentioned before about a drug that I take that must be delivered to me, and the nurses question me about my blood tests every month. I also mentioned that of late they have been asking about depression. I thought that secretly they have found out that the drug causes depression as a side effect, and…

Clean The Slate And Start New

“Starting with a clean slate” – ever wonder where that term came from? When I was a kid, when I went to want is now called kindergarten, each child was given their own small chalk board, which we called our “slate”. It was made of the same black painted cardboard as they are today, but in olden…

Two Fibs, An Interrogation And An Ambush

I had my AICD interrogation last week and the report said I had a fibrilation episode last month while I was having my stress echo. It lasted all of 76 seconds. I also had some episodes of irregular heart beats over the weekend, which can be very disconcerting, so I went to my regular cardiologist…

Wha Wha Wha!

I dislike complainers. I guess that makes me one because I am complaining about them. Anyhow, it really gets me when all people do is complain and look for the negative in every freaking thing. Can’t people just appreciate what they have and shut the #@*¤ up?! I use twitter, not so much to tweet,…

Verify Facts Or It Can Blow Up In Your …. Chest?

I recently received a few tweets and retweets about “A Rare Case of a Spontaneously Exploding Defibrillator”. Naturally I was intrigued, well, because I have a defibrillator and would not really think it fun to have one explode in my chest. I clicked on the link for the story and was taken to a blog…

The Journey Continues

I have become attuned to my body’s energy cycle. I have energy from when I wake to around 1:00 pm. Then I crash from 1:00 to 4:00. I have energy from then until about 9:00, then start crashing again. It has a lot to do with my medications, because it coincides with the times I…

Flu Shot Time

It’s flu season again, and my doctors are reminding me to get my flu shot. I don’t like to get a flu shot. I am not afraid of needles, but I am afraid of just what they put in that shot. Many vaccines contain mercury in them and that just scares me. If a drop of…

Hey! Statistics Say That Your Time Is Up.

I received an email from a reader who was just diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis. He said he was having a hard time dealing with the diagnosis and he read a statistic that patients with cardiac sarcoidosis have a life span of five years, and he wanted to know how much time my doctors had given…