What A Doctor Wishes Patients Knew About The End

Death. It’s one of the biggest fears of many people. It is a subject that is avoided at all costs and most people stick their heads in the sands and pretend it is not going to happen. But for many people with a chronic illness, it seems that death comes a little sooner than hoped….

A Haunting At Work

I went into work today and when I got there, every single light was on in the place. There are a few lights that stay on over night, but they turn off automatically in the morning. I thought maybe there was a power spike over night and the lights malfunctioned, so I shut them all…

How We Can Help Find A Cure For Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease with no know cause and no known cure. Research into the disease is under funded because it isn’t a “popular” disease. Help find a cure by donating any amount to any one of the foundations dedicated to finding a cure for this disease. Please click here to be taken to my…

The Weekend Revisit Of: Muscle Pain You Can’t Help

I have muscle pain, and it has bothered me for three days now. It’s not a general pain all over, but in one particular muscle, my pectoralis major. That muscle that sits right in your chest. The pain is only in my left pec, and it is a pain that I want to reach in and…

Sarcoidosis Explained In Fewer Than 140 Characters.

Sarcoidosis: an inflammatory disease in which granulomas, (clumps of inflammatory cells), form in various organs causing organ inflammation. For a more detailed explanation, check this poster for more info.  

Calgary Doctor Monitors Heart Failure Patients With Wireless Sensor | Calgary Herald

Ok. This is really scary to me! A Calgary doctor is using a tiny wireless sensor to monitor heart failure patients.As part of a clinical pilot program and research study with the University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre heart failure specialist. — Read on calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/wireless-sensor-allows-calgary-doctor-to-monitor-heart-failure-patients

I Got Genetically Tested For Colon Cancer And It Got Me Thinking

My paternal grandmother, father and two paternal first cousins all died from colon cancer so I started having colonoscopies from an early age, 37. I had five so far and all have been good results. My doctor suggested that I get genetically tested to see if I carry the gene for colon cancer just like…

The Weekend Revisit Of: Stop Obessing And Just Live

I get a few emails a week from readers of my blog just saying “hi” or to give me support and advice and a few to ask advice. Some are down right full of panic from people that have been recently diagnosed and are desperately looking for a cure. First off, unless you are a…

Could There Be Such A Thing As The Snowflake Blogger?

I have this blog now for nine years and one thing that I think is important is when I express my opinion, I leave an opening for my readers to share their own opinion. After all, I am asking you to read and take in my vast opinion on different things. More and more however,…

Nobody Knows Enough

It’s very easy for someone to look at the negative side of things, especially when you are living with a chronic illness like Sarcoidosis. Doctors a lot of time don’t exactly always give you the most positive prognosis and that is because they are working off of statistics. Each of us is an individual and…

The Weekend Revisit Of: “Just Another Day”

Today I performed my civic duty and answered my county’s summons to appear for jury duty. Why, if we are a democratic society, are forced to appear for this task? If it were truly democratic, then we should be allowed to volunteer. But that’s another blog altogether. My back is still hurting after a week and…

A New Look For My Blog

I like to change the look of my blog every now and again. I think change is good. Keeps things fresh. Let me know what you think of the new lay out in the poll below.

The Pros And Cons Of Coffee

I never drank coffee until I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2006 and went to see an Ayurvedic doctor who advised I drink coffee as it helps with breathing. I told him I did not like coffee and he told me to stop at Starbucks on the way home and try a latte or a…

Sarcoidosis diagnosed in older patients linked to worse outcomes

In a new study, sarcoidosis appeared to require a high index of suspicion in elderly patients because older patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis presented with more severe disease and worse outcomes compared with younger patients. Additionally, isolated extrapulmonary involvement at diagnosis and certain particular extrapulmonary organ involvement were more frequent among older patients. — Read on…