Flash Back Monday – Life With Buddy

My Life With Buddy Originally Posted on August 9, 2010 I have a really good friend called Buddy. I was introduced to him in 2007. I met buddy when I was in the operating room and he was the one that was in charge of restarting my heart when they stopped it during the procedure. I…

Not Seeing In Black & White

For some reason, because I have a blog about sarcoidosis, people automatically assume that I am a black woman, although my blog’s tag line is “One man’s positive journey with sarcoidosis”. I suppose that majority of people that have blogs about sarcoidosis and sarcoidosis support sites are black women, and thus the assumption. And today…

Flash Back Monday – Bad Air Quality Days Do Take Their Toll

This past week has been brutal, and thus this Flash back is very tuned into these days. Bad Air Quality Days Do Take Their Toll  Posted on September 22, 2010 For pulmonarysarcoidosis, COPD and cardiac patients, bad air quality days are torture. Bad air quality days are determined by the amount of ground ozone and fine particles in the air…

The Universe Is Telling Me Something

I drove up to our garage and there at the front door was a very large box, earlier delivered by UPS or FedEx. I asked my wife if she ordered anything, and she asked me the same. Neither of us ordered anything, or at least, not that either of us knew of. I parked the…

The Power Of Social Media

I was not one for social media until I got into it. I found Twitter really pointless when it first came out, but now I am a tweeter. looking at the evolution of social media such as Facebook and Twitter over the last few years, i realized just how effective it can become. Many businesses…

Some Lessons Are More Than Skin Deep

Rarely do I go upstairs. I have very little reason to ever go up stairs, and I have no desire to go upstairs unless it is necessary. There is no elevator in the three story building I work at when away on business, and the stairs for some reason seem excessive and steep. I used…

Flashback Monday – That Demon Called “Pred”

  It’s Monday and it’s time for another Flashback Monday. This post is all about everyone’s favorite drug, Prednisone.   That Demon Called “Pred” Posted on August 7, 2010   Entering the 9:20am train to New York City a few weeks ago, I was dumbfounded to see the train packed, with standing room only. Usually…

Quarterly Update – July 2013

One of the realities of my Life With Sarcoidosis, and the accompanying conditions it brought along (heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and an implanted defibrillator), are the constant doctor appointments with different specialists and the lab tests that come along with them. At one time, I was finding myself going to a different doctor or a…

Flashback Monday – Being Thankful For America’s Aggressive Doctors

Another Flashback Monday posting from August 2010. Being Thankful For America’s Aggressive Doctors Posted on August 6, 2010   I recently received an email from a reader in Europe that had read the “My Story” page of my blog. They were very angry at the American Medical system for some reason and said that American…

Words Have Power. Use Them Cautiously

This story has been told many different ways in many religions. In the Jewish faith it is told as a rabbi, the Catholics say it was Saint Phillip Neri, and I have even seen it told as a Buddhist monk. In any case, the story is all the same with the same moral. I came…

Flashback Monday – A Day Of Free Breath

Another Flashback Monday. Today we are going back to August 2010, on a day i had a good breath. A Day Of Free Breath Posted on August 5, 2010 The day before yesterday I experienced something rare ever since developing sarcoidosis. the ability to take deep breaths without feeling like a brick was on each…