Day 31!

I did it. An entire month of daily posts to my blog. Finding different things to write about my life with sarcoidosis started off easy enough, but as the month drew to an end, the ideas began to dwindle. I guess I had too much going on. So here comes February tomorrow. It’s going to…

Kidneys Giving You Beans?

Been having some back pains in the area of the kidneys. Went to the doctor, did a full blood panel. Got the results and all is well. Really tired tonight, so it’s a short post. Composed by Basil Rene using WordPress for Blackberry

Live Forever?

I don’t use the post a day ideas for posts, but yesterday’s topic “Do you want to live forever?” had me thinking about people and the fear of death. When you think of it, we are born to die. From the day we are born we begin the process of death. Some take longer than…

Nap Snap

I took a nap today and now I am wide awake at almost three in the morning. So many thoughts are flying around in my head. I have a cardiologist appointment in the morning, blood tests after that, then I go to the accupunturist, and then hopefully take delivery of my new car. It’s been…

Unsupported

When I first was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, my doctor suggested I join a sarcoidosis support group. I never did. Then when I discovered I had heart failure, my cardiologist suggest I join a heart failure support group. I never did. Then when I discovered I had pulmonary hypertension, the manufacturer of my ridiculously expensive medication…

Looking Good

I had my field of vision test yesterday to check my peripheral vision as I am hydroxycholroquine for sarcoidosis which can affect eye sight. My opthamologist told me after the test that in all his years of practice, he has never seen such results. My peripheral vision is near perfect and I did the test…

Sea Breeze In A Bottle

I find there is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than sitting on the warm, white sand of a beautiful Caribbean beach, your hair blowing away from your face as you watch the beautiful water splash on shore, and that warm salty air filling your lungs. It especially rejuvenates me psychologically as I grew up in the Caribbean for…

Tired

It’s been a long day. A long week. I am tired. I admit it. So I am cheating by posting a very short post so that I keep up with my post a day challenge. At least it’s an effort. So here’s a quote, which I think I will adopt as my new mantra, from the venerable…

Twenty One Makes Me An Adult Blogger?

It’s day twenty one of the post a day challenge, and so far I have kept it up by posting twenty one blogs for the year so far, one every day. It has not been difficult. I have actually written 90% of my posts ahead of time and posted them a week in advance and…

Driving Me Crazy

Yesterday, driving back from my vet with one of our babies, I encountered a surprise snow storm. There was literally white out conditions. It was brief, but it was on a hilly portion of the highway, and that’s why we have an SUV. I was feeling fine, confident, unperturbed. Then there a ding and the…

The Case Of The Disappearing Blogger

One thing about following a blog that is written by a person with a chronic illness is that one day that blog may just stop. One last entry and nothing more. I was following a blog by a person with heart failure last year and he eventually needed a heart transplant. His blog went on…

Sight Unseen

Yesterday I had my six month eye exam to check for sarcoidosis and side effects from plaquenil. All is well. No sarcoid in the eyes and my eyesight has actually improved My eyes were dilated and I get a migraine after these tests, so please excuse the short post today. Be back tomorrow. Be well,…

Life, Swept Away

I read a lot of different blogs on various subjects and I am sorry to say that so many people bitch and moan about what they have or don’t have, and why them, and blah, blah, blah . I certainly hope that I don’t sound like that and that my posts for the most part…

TIA MIA

I received a letter from Mt. Sinai today that they are going to do a study about strokes and TIAs. Since I had a TIA in 2007, they want me to participate. The study just requires me to take a blood test and attend six different 1 1/2 hour seminars about strokes. Sounds pretty simple,…

The Cost Of Diabetic Testing

I need to test my blood sugar levels twice a day for my pre-diabetes caused by taking prednisone for an extended period for my sarcoidosis, so I picked up a glucose testing meter from the drug store. There was a brand called True Test that uses gold tipped test strips for “laser accuracy”, that after…