Second Look Sunday: “Life With Sarcoidosis Is A Nightmare”

Originally Posted June 26, 2013 “Life with sarcoidosis is a nightmare” – Six words that describes most people’s experience on a daily basis with sarcoidosis. Those are the words posted as a comment on my Facebook page by one of my Facebook compatriots, and they speak so much of the frustration she feels having this…

Preparing For The COVID-19 Outbreak For The Past 14 Years

Today, I am working from home and settling in for the long haul. As the rest of the world goes into a “sudden” hygiene frenzy, my wife and I are settling into what has become normal for us for the past fourteen years. In 2006 we were already minor germaphobes, but when I started to…

Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Nostradamus

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Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Fame

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Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Life Lessons

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Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Abandonment

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Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: Trust

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Wednesday Words Of Wisdom: The Naked Man

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Dealing With … People

In general, I dislike crowds of people. I prefer to take my vacation after summer when kids are back in school and vacation spots are quiet. I just spent some time in a beach town that is considered the playground for the ultra wealthy. I am very sensitive to rude, discourteous, ill mannered and obnoxious people…

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…

Think Before Playing The Hero

I stood in the aisle at the grocery, alone, looking at the different ice cream selections, trying to find the one with the least sugar, when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a small figure at the top of the aisle. I looked up and there was a young girl, about five,…

The Weekend Revisit Of “Riding Elevators”

The thing about most people with sarcoidosis is the fact we all mostly have suppressed immune systems due to our medications. I hate riding elevators in flu season because inevitably some sneezy person always gets on. I came across this on the Internet the other day and I don’t know if it does work, but…

Can We Clear The Air About Sarcoidosis And Depression?

Sarcoidosis DOES NOT cause depression. Reading different posts at different sites, it is becoming a common misconception that sarcoidosis of itself causes depression and the two go hand in hand. This is entirely not true. On a blog post I read recently, a person was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and their main concern was that…

Learn To Use Your Smartphone To Enjoy Better Health

I started using a smartphone before there was even an Apple iPhone. Remember the Palm Treo? The world’s first smartphone? As a matter of fact I started to use PDAs, Personal Digital Assistants, the precursor to the smartphone way back in 1990. I had a Toshiba PDA and believe it or not, I still have…

Avoiding The Purity Sales Pitch

Sitting on the over stuffed, over sized grey leather sofa, I face him, amazed by his frizzed out hair and his 70s sense of fashion. He asks me a million and one questions about my health history, going even deeper into my emotional history. No other doctor had done that before. He studies me intently,…

When It Rains, It Storms

I posted last time that my friend was going in for testing and they discovered that he has lung cancer. He is not in a really good place, but that is another story. Last week I got a call that my mother was having trouble breathing and that she was going to the nursing home…