Picking My Battles

I am supposed to take my NY licensing board exam today, but I decided not to do it. I will wait until August for the next exam. This past month my work schedule was crazy and I did not get a chance to review a thing, and I know -just know – that I need…

The April A – Z Blog A Day Challenge

Back in 2010 I took on the WordPress blog a day challenge. I made it to about twenty posts, and then realized that it was way too much of a commitment to try a write a blog a day for 365 days. I came across this new challenge called The April A to Z blog…

Is Anyone Else’s Sugar Really Any Sweeter

Why is it that what everybody else has, everybody else wants? Why are people never satisfied with the life they have, the life they have been given. I can honestly say that I am satisfied and happy with the life I have. Do I wish that I did anything differently? No. Not at all. Every…

Flashback Monday -Wha Wha Wha!

Originally Posted on October 10, 2010 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,…

Now Ladies Can Stand Just Like Men

In a recent post, “Traveling And Diuretics“, I wrote about my trials and tribulations when traveling and my need to pee because of my medications. One of my readers commented that unlike men, women do not have the convenience of standing up and peeing behind a tree if there is no bathroom around. Well, I…

Traveling And Diuretics

It is amazing how you need to plan your life when you have chronic conditions. Simple things like a road trip become an event. I need to figure out if I need to walk with my portable liquid oxygen or my concentrator, or both. How many days of medication I need. If I am flying…

Exams Not Of The Medical Kind and Stress

In exactly one week I have to take an exam. Not of the medical kind – for once! This exam is the New York Board exam for licensure in Massage Therapy. I already took my national exam and passed, so that I can be licensed in 48 states. However, NY, Ohio and Hawaii all have…

Finding Little Bits Of Peace

Standing with my back to the shower, I let the warm (bordering on hot) water cascade down onto my head as I tilt my head back at just the correct angle to allow the water to completely cover my ears so that all I hear is the sound of water rushing past my ears, and pounding on…

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

Originally Posted on October 7, 2010 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…

Changes In Appearance

My blog had the same theme for the past four  years, and it is so out dated that the theme was retired by WordPress. So I decided to update the look of my blog with a new, cleaner, more modern theme. If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, be patient with me as…

What Is Your Speak?

This weekend I am away on business, and this morning I went to pick up some bagels at a local bagel store. I speak with an accent that is apparently not discernible to most people. I have been asked if I my accent is French, Dutch, Irish, Egyptian, South African, among others. I grew up in the caribbean, and…