Flash Back Friday – Wishing You Peace

Originally Posted October 20th, 2010 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…

Happy Birthday To Me!!

Happy Birthday to me. I am so blessed to have made it to another birthday. I can't believe that I am 52! I don't feel a day over 35 (and I am constantly told I look 35). Had fate gone another way, I would have left this planet seven years ago. But I am here,…

Learn To Rely On Yourself

One if the big complaints from people with chronic illnesses is that they have no support. No one understands or sympathizes with them. Although it is nice to have support, in reality, the only person you can ever truly rely on to be there for you, to understand and agree with you, is you. So…

Flash Back Friday – Stirring Up Memories

Originally Posted October 19th 2010 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’…

Lives Turned Upside Down: The Impact Of Sarcoidosis

Below is an awesome graphic shared with me by @Teaminspire over on Twitter that easily and clearly shows how sarcoidosis impacts the lives of people with sarcoidosis.   Composed by Basil Rene using Blogsy for iPad

Another Month or Two To Wait, Thankfully

This week I sent in a transmission to my Electrophysiologist from my defibrillator, and they called me back to let me know that my battery is still not at the replacement threshold of 2.62v. My defibrillator is now at 2.64v, 0.01v down from a month ago. At this rate it looks like my difbrillator wont…

Give Me This Day My Daily Pain

Everyday, I open my eyes and I say “Thank You for another day!” to the universe, to God, to who ever is out there looking down on us as I try to connect spiritually. And then I take a deep conscious breath, deep into my chest, and I am almost instantly brought back to my…

Motivational Monday – You’re OK. You’re Always OK

As you face the new day, week, month, year, and you go into your day, be it either to have some sort of surgery, a medical test, a meeting, or just a day that has you tense, nervous or up tight, just take a deep breath, close your eyes, exhale slowly, and just say to…

Friday Is The New Monday (Or Something Like That)

My last post focused on one person's abusive rant about my feeds and blog. I do get a lot of supportive emails and comments and one commenter had some advise that I thought was pretty good, and decided to run with it. The email came from Shelly, (Thanks Shelly), and it was very supportive and…

Inspire Me On Twitter But Not On Facebook?

I have a twitter feed and a Facebook page, both called “Life With Sarcoidosis“. Unlike other feeds and pages dedicated to sarcoidosis, I do not constantly put up medical information about the disease because you can find that in a million and one blogs and sites. Instead I post sayings and links to articles that…