The Saturday Revisit Of “A Little Off Subject”

Originally Posted March 19, 2012 Just A Little Off The Subject Imagine yourself in a room with some of your closest friends and acquaintances and it is your birthday. They each come up to you and wish you Happy Birthday one by one. Do you tell them each thank you as they greet you or…

Unchallenging Myself

I received an email letting me know that the April A to Z blogging challenge registration was coming up on January 25th. I participated that last couple of years and getting this email I not only decided not to participate on this blog ( I probably will on my photography blog), but I realized that…

The Sunday Revisit Of “A Frappe Latte Slappe In The Face”

Originally Posted March 15, 2012 Ever since I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis in 2006, I have been constantly on prednisone at various doses, and in that time I have put on thirty pounds. I have not really tried to lose the weight until now. I joined Weight Watchers on line and I am counting points….

The Saturday Revisit Of “Letting Go Of My Old Self”

Originally Posted March 9, 2012 Letting Go Of My Old Self One thing about having a chronic condition, and in my case, more than one, is that you need to accept that your life, in one way or another, will change forever. I remember the day before I had my defibrillator implanted I knew that…

The Saturday Revisit Of “It’s All Just 50/50”

Originally Posted January 30, 2012 As I approach my fifth year of living with heart failure brought on by sarcoidosis, I think back to the day that I learned that people with cardiac sarcoidosis have a 50% chance of living for five years and a 20% chance of making it to ten years. Then I…

Snapshots Of My Life: It’s Just Freaking Wine

“Green apples” said my best friend sitting next to me. “I get a hint of banana” added another friend sitting to our front It was my turn to illicit a response, and I sat there, forty plus eyes trained anxiously on me, waiting to hear my words of wisdom. After all, I was, so far,…

The Saturday Revisit Of “Why Do People Suffer?”

Originally Posted January 3, 2012 I was telling my wife about an email I received from someone telling me that they have suffered from sarcoidosis for many years, when she interrupted me and asked “Why do people suffer?”. The question stopped me in my tracks and I realized the sheer power of words and their…