Did You Miss Me?

I've been away from my blog for almost two weeks. I took a much needed break from work, my blog and daily life and took my wife on a trip to San Francisco for her birthday. It was really what we both needed, and we both really enjoyed the trip. We are not city people,…

Going Happy Crazy At The Organic Grocer

Yesterday, I went to the local organic grocer, a small store with some very nice produce and as I walked into the store, I passed a display of the largest pink grapefruit I ever saw. I stopped and looked at them when suddenly I had an epiphany and loudly blurted out “Oh my God! Pink…

Where My Blog Goes From Here

I wrote in my last post about my wavering on whether to keep my blog going as the original theme basically no longer is there, and I didn't know if I had it in me to continue on. After some really very beautiful comments of encouragement and support, I was made to realize that I…

Has My Blog Reached Its End?

I recently posted that the results of my right heart catheterization showed that I no longer have heart failure or pulmonary hypertension, and I received some encouraging comments and a couple of emails, but of course, I did get the nay sayer, someone that thinks that I am not for real and that I am…

Flashback Friday: Returning To Life

Returning To Life Originally Posted on September 3, 2011 Prior to developing cardiac sarcoidosis in 2007, and the ensuing heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, numerous prescription drugs and the fatigue that comes along with all of that, one of the things my wife and I enjoyed was long road trips. We would get in the car…

What The Blogging From A To Z Challenge Was Like For Me

For the month of April, or rather, most of the month, I took part in the Blogging a From A To Z Challenge, posting every day for the month of April (except Sundays), with each day being a post of each letter of the alphabet. This year, like last year, I did not have a…

Snapshots Of my Life: Getcha Own What?

When I was nine years old, there was a song on the radio by the Stylistics that was pretty popular. Back in 1971 there was no Google to look up the lyrics of a song, so pretty much you went with what you heard, and I wondered why such an offensive song was a hit….

When A Day At The Hospital Can Be A Pleasant Experience

All too often we are quick to list the bad days we have, the horrible people we meet and bad experiences we encounter. I know that I too am guilty of that in my blog. I have a pet peeve with rudeness, and I posted before about some of my negative experiences with nurses. Is…

Flashback Friday: Pushing On Through

Originally Posted on June 17, 2011 My wife and I are very busy at this time of the year, and it seems we are always working or going to appointments. We work together and are pretty much together 24 hours a day. Yet, one day a week we try to have a date night. Just…