They’re Going To Judge You Anyway

I have a friend who is very wealthy and somewhat lives in a bubble where he almost believes that everyone has great disposal wealth and can purchase anything at a moment’s notice. On the other side I have another friend that is not wealthy and seems to struggle. My phone has been giving trouble for…

Do I Look Like An Old Woman To You?

I am on prednisone now for ten years straight, without ever taking a break. My dosage has been as much as 70mg to as low the current 5mg. I am on what the call a “maintenance” dose, which translates to “because you are on prednisone for so long, your body can't make its own, so…

The Christmas Date Rape Song

Does anyone else besides me find the continuously played, every couple recorded, Christmas song “Honey it's cold outside” a little creepy? That line “hey, what's in that drink?” says it all. Who the hell serves roofies for Christmas?   Written by Basil Rene © 2015 All Rights Reserved

The Sunday Revisit Of “A Pill Doesn’t Weigh Anything”

Originally Posted December 6, 2011 When I was first diagnosed with Sarcoidosis in 2006, my BMI was 22. With a healthy BMI being between 18.5-24.9, I was slim and “normal”. Now five and a half years later, with no pause in taking prednisone, my BMI is now 27.1, which translates to being 30 pounds overweight….

Snapshots Of My Life: Dealing With Nosey People

I have no water at my home for the past three days, and it’s not getting fixed until today. Long story. In any case, we have water stored away for emergencies such as this, but we were running out, so yesterday I went to the supermarket to buy water for bathing etc. I had two…

An Officer And A Gentleman

This morning, the alarm went off at work, and I am the first number in the respond list. It was a few minutes to six, on my day off and I just went to bed three hours ago, so it was not the best way to wake up. I drove over to work to meet…

The Sunday Morning Revisit Of “No, I’m Not A Terrorist “

The Sunday Morning Revisits are posts that I wrote a few years back that I think deserve another look. Here is one originally posted December 1, 2011 entitled “No, I'm Not A Terrorist “ I went to my doctor today to discuss the findings of my PET scan and had my Helios Portable Liquid Oxygen…