Never Compare Yourself To Another

I heard this quote from Iyanla Vanzant about comparing oneself to another and kept it with me ever since. I was never one to compare myself to anyone, but it is such a beautiful quote, that it puts comparison into such perspective, and so I share with you today.     Written by Basil Rene…

Getting Off Prednisone, Again

I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in April 2006, and started taking prednisone in May 2007. I didn't start right away, although my doctor wanted me too. I needed to research the drug, consult with other doctors and decide if this was indeed the best thing for me to do.

Feeling Like The Air Is Heavier Than Me

These past two weeks have been tough physically for me. I usually have my sarcoidosis days where I have very little energy, and virtually no physical strength. They usually last a day or two and then I bounce back, have a day or two of lots of energy, and then another one or two sarcoidosis…

Looking For That Which Is Right Under Your Nose

It's a funny thing about looking for something in your life, and the very thing you are looking for is right under your nose. For a while now I have been trying to figure out what I am passionate about, what gets me going. I'm a professionaly trained chef, and I love to cook, but…

Flashback Friday – Wedding Ring Blues

Originally published DECEMBER 27, 2010 Ever since we married in 1990, my wedding ring has not left my finger but to dry my hands or to clean it. It is on 24hrs a day. Our rings are identical and are yellow gold. My wife hardly ever wears yellow gold anymore. Most of her stuff is…

Flashback Friday – Sweet Surrender

Originally posted DECEMBER 18, 2010 I have not been feeling my best for the past three or four weeks. Not much energy. I went to see my main pulmonologist today who is also my primary care physician for my routine follow up. While going over stuff I mentioned that for the past three weeks I…

Can We Be Human Again?

I am a technophile, I'll admit it. I love technology. I had an personal digital assistant back in 1990 and people thought I was weird for having everything in a little electronic device instead of a day planner. In 1991 I had a car phone, and in 1994 I was the only person in my…

Flash Back Friday – Sarcoidosis In Conspiracy Theories

Originally Posted December 8, 2010 In my random search on blogs for anything sarcoidosis, as per usual, the search results always pop up Bernie Mac. Ironically, he did not die from sarcoidosis but pneumonia, but the fact that he had sarcoidosis brought the disease to the spotlight.

Promises Never Kept

Thirty nine years ago today, I had one of the worst experiences that changed me forever. I watched as my stepfather, the man that raised me as his own son, the man that taught me to laugh at life and not take it so seriously, passed away.

The Art Of Medicating

I get a few emails now and then asking me how I do it, how I am able to do all that I do despite having Sarcoidosis in the heart and lungs, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. I credit most of it to positive thinking, faith in something greater than myself, homeopathic medicine, herbs, vitamin…

Have You Seen This Man?

I recently saw the movie “Heaven is for real” based on the true story of a young boy that went to heaven while he was having major surgery. He would later recount a very detailed description of heaven and what he encountered while there. He said that he met Jesus and sat in his lap….

Motivational Monday – Do It Anyway

This poem is written on the walls of Mother Theresa's Home For Children in Calcutta, and it is accredited to her. Her version of the poem a more spiritual version of the poem “The Paradoxical Commandments” by Kent Keith. This was shared with me by wife, and now I share it with you.

Flash back Friday – Stress Less Stress Test

Originally Posted December 2, 2010 I recently read an article from a doctor at Mt. Sinai about stress tests not actually being stressful. You can read the article at http://ow.ly/3ibOL. I had a few stress tests in my time. My first was when I was in my early thirties when I knew something was wrong…

I Completed The Blogging A To Z Challenge!!

Happy May First! Well, I did it. I took on the “Blogging A To Z Challenge”, and put up a new post every day (excpet Sundays) for the month of April, and each one had a letter specific title. The First was A, second was B etc. It proved to be a difficult challenge at…