Just A Lovely Day

Just a picture of a beautiful evening in my back yard. Was a lovely day today. Happy Birthday to me again. Composed by Basil Rene using WordPress for Blackberry

Happy Birthday To Me!

Happy Birthday to me ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to me, ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday dear BR ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Birthday to me ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♥ ♥ ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•~~♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s my 49th birthday today. A glorious, blessed and joyful thing to make it to another birthday. I am so unbelievably grateful for such a…

A Special Lunch Date

Today I went to see my regular pulmonologist on a routine visit, no tests or blood work. I have been stuffy for the last two months and nothing is helping, so he referred me to an Ear Nose and Throat doctor to check if I have any polyps in my nasal cavity. Other than that,…

Farewell To The “Funky Heart”

I follow(ed) a blog “Adventures of a Funky Heart“, written by Steve Catoe, an adult living with a congenital heart defect, where he lived his life with half a heart. Steve was the oldest survivor of this congenital heart defect. He had subsequent operations after but his parents were told he would not live for…

There’s Something Fishy About My Cholesterol

I never had high cholesterol. For years I have been checked and my cholesterol levels were somewhat perfect. I do have somewhat low “good cholesterol” levels, but the “bad cholesterol” is always low. Last year my cardiologist decided to put me on Lovaza, the pharmaceutical version of fish oils, in prescription form, to boost my…

A New Challenge!

I have been gone from my blog a little over week as I decided to give up the commitment on the post a day challenge, and did not want to start the lesser commitment of the post a week challenge. It has been so liberating to do that as I started this blog to relieve…

Can’t Keep Up

I signed up for the post a day challenge on WordPress, but realistically, I am failing. I can’t come up with a quality post or something of substance every day. Take this post for instance, it’s really lame. Just filler. So I think I might withdraw from this challenge. Who knows? I might come up…

Massage Me, Pace Me

I learned a very interesting fact from my cardiologist the other day when I went to get clearance to return to massage school.  He said my ability to give massages is completely up to me. I should know my body. However, when I receive a massage I need to be careful about receiving too much pressure as…

Point Blank

That’s the point. I’m blank. I had an idea for a blog today while I was driving and now I come home and I am blank. I don’t remember what I was going to write about. So I am going to sleep. Composed by Basil Rene using WordPress for Blackberry

A Stroke Of Reality

I was asked to participate in a study involving persons that had either strokes or TIAs. Since I had a TIA in 2007 I qualify. Today was the first part where they take my weight, height, blood pressure and a blood test, after which was a survey that lasted about an hour. The survey was…

Saying Goodbye To Dr. Teirstien

This morning I learned that my sarcoidosis specialist, Dr. Alvin Teirstien, passed away at his office. He was 83 years old. Dr. Teirstien was a great doctor, he could be grumpy at times, but he knew his stuff. He fought my insurance company for me to get a PET scan, and won. His protocols have me…

For Joyce

In May 2007, the week before I started my second semester of massage school, I had a TIA or mini stroke. This started me on the road to discovery that I had a hole in my heart and eventually to the fact I have heart failure. I had a barrage of tests, MRIs, x-rays, blood…