Olivia’s Music Monday Motivation: Serenity

As I wrote before, Olivia Newton John’s music is basically the playlist to my life. Every night, I listen to this particular song just before going to sleep. It is one of three songs on my “Olivia Go To Sleep” playlist. This particular song is so poignant to everything in my life and living with…

Olivia’s Music Monday Motivation

In 1971, when I was 9 years old, i was outside in my yard playing by myself. The television was on inside the living room and I heard the most beautiful voice eminating from the black and white TV. I ran inside to see who was the angel singing and saw a blond woman in…

Second Look Sunday: “How I Live My Life With Sarcoidosis”

Originally posted June 7, 2013 Someone recently wrote to ask me how I live my life with sarcoidosis, and it stumped me. I never really thought about it. Although I have a blog devoted to my life with sarcoidosis, and a Facebook page and a Twitter feed, I really do not dwell on the fact…

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…

Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Nostradamus

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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…

The Weekend Revisit Of “Making It Through On Love”

I am a very, very blessed man, and I know it. I get a few emails in response to “My Story” where I give a brief synopsis of my journey with sarcoidosis and heart failure, and I get at least one email a week commenting on how “hard” my experience has been, or asking for…

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…

Remembering To Laugh

Have you ever wondered how your mood or attitude can affect someone else? I know it does for me. I could be having the best day and then I come across a rude store clerk and it just gets my goat. Rudeness is just about my biggest pet peeve, but I am learning to go…

The Weekend Revisit Of : Lessons From Nature

Running off into the night, I could not help but be amazed at his survival instinct. He was injured, surely hurting, and yet still it was not in him at all to ever give up. His nature was pure survival. To just continue kicking.