Stories From My Life: Time Traveling

A visit to records I walked into the ultra modern lobby of the building that housed the medical records for my pulmonologist. The shiny new, brightly lit, stainless steel lined elevator whipped me quickly to the floor that the offices were located. As the elevator stopped and I waited for the door to open, rather…

Stop Cursing God For Your Damned Sorrows Already

I read a blog post today and the person was complaining about God punishing them by giving them sarcoidosis. To think that God is punishing you means that you obviously did some pretty bad shit in the first place for you to think you deserve to get sick and that God has singled you out…

The Weekend Revisit Of: Sleep, Why Do You Evade Me?

I was in bed at 12:30 last night. That’s an early night for me. I was tired and I hit the sack, closed my eyes and – nothing. I could not fall asleep. I tossed and I turned until I looked at the clock and it was 2:00 am. I decided I would read some…

Sarcoidosis May Be Treated with Mycophenolate Mofetil, Small Study Says

Given its good safety profile and lack of lung toxicity, some sarcoidosis patients have been successfully treated with MMF as a corticosteroid-sparing agent when needed.  — Read on sarcoidosisnews.com/2019/10/07/mycophenolate-mofetil-may-be-effective-as-alternative-sarcoidosis-treatment-small-study-suggests/

What Happened To All The Sarcoidosis Awareness Blogs?

As of August 24, 2019, there were about blog 85 posts on WordPress with the tag sarcoidosis. Of those posts, approximately 89% of them are from me. What happened to all those people that are tweeting over and over and over that there needs to be more awareness of the disease so that there can…

The Weekend Revisit Of: Panic Attack Number One

Yesterday I went to the lab, which is in a nearby Hospital to do my monthly blood work up. Yesterday was six vials. I should start selling the stuff. It’s embarrassing that I know everyone in the lab on a first name basis. Anyhow, as I was walking through the hospital I saw some signs…

Sarcoidosis and Mental Health – Sarcoidosis UK

Mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how you think, feel and act and so helps determine how you handle everything life throws at you, good and bad. Mental health doesn’t always stay the same and can change as circumstances change through different stages of your life. If you experience mental…

Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Trust

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The Importance of Boosting the Immune System – Sarcoidosis News

The immune system removes toxins from the body, staves off infections, and helps in the fight against illness. For someone with a chronic health condition, the immune system is already compromised and working overtime. Thus, boosting the immune system is especially important during cold and flu season — Read on sarcoidosisnews.com/2019/09/25/immune-system-boost-natural-remedies-lifestyle/

Dropping Strawberries: The State Of Humanity On A Grocery Floor

Today I was leaving the supermarket and a woman’s pack of strawberries fell out of her packed shopping cart, scattering strawberries all over the floor at the exit. There were three other customers, a couple and a woman besides myself exiting and an employee of the supermarket right there. The couple, who were right next…

The Weekend Revisit of: Memory? What Memory?

MEMORY? WHAT MEMORY? Skip to entry content My memory sucks. That’s it plain and simple. I am telling myself that it is because of all the different medications that I am on, but it’s no consolation. I have these moments where I totally blank out on things. I have absolutely no recollection. The night before…

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found on a Farm

My submission for the CB&W Photo Challenge Things found on a farm I love goats. For years I wanted to keep goats but alas, not yet. But one day. These goats were on a farm we visited in back in spring. I could have watched them all day. ©️2019 Basil Rene. All Rights Reserved

Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: The Naked Man

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Exercise Is My Double Edged Sword

It sounds counterintuitive, but when you have heart failure you still need to exercise that muscle. No matter what, it is a muscle and not giving it a workout will only end up with it getting weaker. I have always been a very active person, hiking, bike riding etc. I still like to keep active…

The Weekend Revisit of: “The Prednisone Demon Revisited”

I wrote about him before, singing my song of impatience with he that causes the impatience, being angry with he that causes the anger. Yes, my old nemesis, the Prednisone Demon. He has been in my life for six years now, sometimes being a strong influence and at times, just sitting in the background, waiting….

Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Loneliness

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Sometimes Frustration Cancels Out Positivity, But Just Briefly

No matter how positive you are about life, there are times when that positivity gets thrown out the window and replaced by unadulterated frustration, especially when living with a chronic illness like sarcoidosis. If you follow my blog you know that I am an anomaly, and doctors have no explanation as to how I am…

The Weekend Revisit Of: “Count Your Blessings”

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If You Are Not Racist Then Why Bring Up Race?

People love to proudly announce they are not racist, and in their heads, they are in no way racist, yet those same people will tell you a story about an incident they had with a person and if they are not the same race as themselves, they will more than likely mention the other person’s…

Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurosarcoidosis

Neurosarcoidosis is not as prevalent as the pulmonary form and affects approximately 5-10% of people diagnosed. Any part of the nervous system can be affected including the brain, spinal cord, meninges, peripheral nerves, and cranial nerves. The most common presentation is cranial neuropathy with the facial nerves most frequently involved. Approximately 50-70% of people diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis…

Lyrics To Live By: Learn To Love Yourself

In 1971 as a nine year old boy, I heard this angelic voice on the TV and later learned it was Olivia Newton John. For the past 48 years I have listened to her music through good times and bad and is by far my favorite artists of all time. This song, “Learn To Love…