Second Look Sunday: Traveling And Diuretics

Originally posted January 23, 2014 It is amazing how you need to plan your life when you have chronic conditions. Simple things like a road trip become an event. I need to figure out if I need to walk with my portable liquid oxygen or my concentrator. How many days of medication I need. If…

Second Look Sunday: Screw The Flu Shot

Originally published Jan 2014 It’s the beginning of January fall and for the first time since being diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2006, I have not gotten the flu. I never had the flu before getting Sarcoidosis, but my doctors, especially after getting sarcoidosis in the heart and the resulting heart failure, all convinced me to…

Why I Refused A Mask At My Doctor’s Office For My Own Protection.

Yes, I know, I am a major advocate for the wearing of masks in public but yesterday I actually had to refuse a mask at my doctor’s office. I went to the radiology department of my doctor’s group to have a sniff test done and the office exercised all the precautionary protocols for COVID-19, with…

Second Look Sunday: I Need Sleep

Originally posted December 2013 It’s been a rough few days for me. On Wednesday night I had a bout of post herpatic neuralgia. I had shingles in my face back in 2008, and to this day I still get times when my left nostril and face either are sensitive to the touch or it feels…

Ask Me Anything About My Sarcoidosis

A new feature on my blog is, “Ask me about my sarcoidosis”. I started this blog as a way to help other people with sarcoidosis to get more information and since I get a few emails every week asking me specific questions about my life with the disease, I decided to start a new segment…

How Did I Get Sarcoidosis?

“How did you get sarcoidosis?” Is the first question posted to me by Alec on the new feature on this blog, Ask Me About My Life With Sarcoidosis. That is a very interesting question that I posed to my doctor when I was first diagnosed in 2006 and since my first involvement with the disease…

Second Look Sunday: Not Seeing In Black & White

Originally posted July 24th 2013 For some reason, because I have a blog about sarcoidosis, people automatically assume that I am a black woman, although my blog’s tag line is “One man’s positive journey with sarcoidosis”. I suppose that majority of people that have blogs about sarcoidosis and sarcoidosis support sites are black women, and…

Second Look Sunday: “Lost Keys”

Originally posted June 14, 2013 I am a pretty organized guy for the most part. I file everything away in its place so I can easily locate them. I even keep my keys organized. I don’t have any other keys with the keys for the cars for security purposes, as sometimes I valet park and…

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…

First Official ATS Practice Guidelines For Sarcoidosis – Scienmag

After so many years, it is good to see that positive steps are being taken towards education of doctors about sarcoidosis. First official ATS practice guidelines for Sarcoidosis cover diagnosis and detection – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News — Read on scienmag.com/first-official-ats-practice-guidelines-for-sarcoidosis-cover-diagnosis-and-detection/

Second Look Sunday: “Some lessons Are More Than Skin Deep”

Originally posted July 17, 2013 Rarely do I go upstairs. I have very little reason to ever go up stairs, and I have no desire to go upstairs unless it is necessary. There is no elevator in the three story building I work at when away on business, and the stairs for some reason seem…

Coronavirus Might Attack the Brain, Too – Elemental

Early analyses of Covid-19 patients in January told of the most common symptoms: fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. More diagnosed cases and research revealed less common symptoms, such as neurological ones. — Read on elemental.medium.com/coronavirus-might-attack-the-brain-too-21ea92a39c04

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…

Second Look Sunday: “Frustration Of Forgetting”

Originally posted June 12, 2013 Today I lost my keys. I keep my house and work keys on a separate key chain from my car keys and I could not find them. The thing is, I remember having them in my hand walking to the car yesterday, but after that, nothing. I looked everywhere and…

This Is Getting Too Close To Home

In less than a week, confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) went from hundreds of miles away to 40 miles away to 5 miles away from my home. I fall into the vulnerable population because of my heart and lung conditions, and so I am being extra cautious. I have had bad flus before and recovered so I…

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…

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…