Zoning Out On Zealots

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post   I grew up catholic, went to a catholic elementary school where I did my first communion, and to a catholic secondary school, run by Irish priests of the Holy Ghost Fathers. Although organized religion was never my thing, going to catholic schools for me was…

Yell? Yes, Yell!

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post Someone taught me a wonderful technique for relieving daily stress and any internal anger that I might be holding, and just not letting it out. It's quite simple really. Just curse and yell.

Xenogenesis

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post Xenogenesis Definition: The supposed production of offspring completely unlike either parent Being a medical anomaly stems from being an anomaly in my everyday life, and that stems from being completely different from the rest of my family, especially my parents. My parents and brothers are on…

Why Worry?

This Is. A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post Worry is a down payment on something that may never happen I'll admit it. I used to be a worry wart. I worried about the silliest things, and one thing that have I learned to do having different chronic conditions combined, is not to worry. One…

Victorious Vindication

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post At the start of the flu season of 2012, I had a flu shot, as I always did since being diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2006. By the time December rolled around, I already had three bouts of bronchitis, and then at the end of December I…

Untethering Urns

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post   I came across a post on Twitter that I found really cool. It's a topic that most people don't want to talk about, but the truth is, we are all going to die, and the fact is, although I hope that I…

Time To Terminate Trying To Talk

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post I am the type of person that would make the effort to keep up communication with friends and family, and more and more, the effort has been purely one sided. Mine. There comes a point where you just get tired of trying, and being the only…

Surgery Swan Song

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post This month marks eight years since I had my open lung biopsy to confirm my sarcoidosis diagnosis. Someone wrote to ask me about that surgery, so I decided to repost my experience. Here's how that went.

Resting and Relaxing

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post Today's post is a very short one, because I drove out of state yesterday, four hours each way, to a family gathering, which was great, and now today I am tired, so my brain can't think of anything eloquent to say today, so it's resting. Back…

Quietly Question Everything

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post Every notice when children start to talk, their reply to every answer you give is “Why?”? Their inquisitiveness is never ending. They just never give up. Ever. So why is it then that when the medical “experts” tell people to do something, or take a medication,…

Putting Up With Pesty People

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post Putting up with certain people can many times bring me to the point of frustration. There are just some people, that no matter how understanding and positive you are trying to be, you just can't deal with them, or want to deal with them.

Obvious Omissions

This is a Blogging A To Z Challenge Post   The blogging A to Z challenge has brought some new traffic my way in the past two weeks, and the majority of the visitors never heard of Sarcoidosis until they came my way. One person wrote to ask me what exactly are the conditions caused…

Noticeable Notations

This is a Blogging A to Z Challenge Post Having a few different conditions requires having a few different doctors, and they are all in different offices.

Macy’s Memories

This is a Blogging From A To Z Challenge Post Last month, my wife and I went to Macy's Herald square in NYC for their flower show. As I walked through the revolving doors on the corner of 35th and Herald Square of the “World's Largest Department Store”, the warm air welcoming me from the…

Losing LBS Leisurely

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post In 2006,when I had my open lung biopsy to confirm my diagnosis of sarcoidosis, I was 10 pounds under weight. Today, eight years later, I am 25 pounds over weight. That, according to my doctors is not bad considering that I am on prednisone for eight…