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…

Killing With Kindness

This Is A Blogging A To Z Challenge Post There is nothing I dislike more than rudeness, especially in the customer service and medical field. I had rants on this blog before about the rudeness of nurses, and had a long back and forth with a nurse that insisted that nurses were not paid to…

Flash Back Friday – Jumping

Originally Posted November 24, 2010 This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post When interviewing the survivors of suicide attempts, the majority of them say that the instant they step off that ledge or bridge or swallow that hand full of tablets, they have an instant regret. A sudden panic fills…

Internet Interlopers

This is a Blogging A to Z Challenge Post   My blog started to pick up a little more traffic than usual. I have a small blog, and get an average of about one hundred visitors a day passing through here. But there is one post that I made that was, and still is my…

Hereditary Hearts

This is a Blogging A to Z Challenge Post   I finally got to see my mother yeaterday after her being in the US for two weeks at my brother's. He lives two hours away, and with my busy schedule, I didn't get to make it down there until then. After the initial hugs hello,…

Grace And Gratitude

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post I believe that everything that happens in my life is a learning lesson, be it negative or positive. When something happens in my life, and this is even before I discovered I have sarcoidosis, I look at it as “What am I supposed…

Forbidden Frolicking

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post A week ago, on April 1st, the state of Connecticut closed its beaches to dogs, which I always find so crazy! New York beaches are open to dogs after 6:00pm in the warm months, but if you are not familiar with it, Connecticut…

Dare To Do Deeds

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post Many times people are afraid to stand up for other people, to defend them and support them. Why? Because of repercussions from the rest of the tribe and the fear of ostracization. The need to keep to the status quo, and if something…

Can Caffiene Cause Cardiac Cavorting?

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post   I never was a coffee drinker until one day in May 2006 when I went to see an Ayurvedic practitioner after being diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and he said to me that coffee will actually help my breathing. “But I don't drink coffee”…

Beeping Because Buddy Beckons

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post     I wrote before that I am waiting for my defibrillator's battery to get to the change threshold of 2.62v, and I am still waiting. As of this week, my battery's level is still at 2.64v, so I seem to have a…

Adios, Adieu, Arrivederci, Auf Wiedersehen

This Is A Blogging From A To Z April 2014 Challenge Post There comes a time in every relationship where it must come to an end, where it's time to say goodbye and hit the road, never to look back, and it is with a little sadness, but a lot of relief that I came…