Category Archives: chronic illness

Prompt for the Day: “Storm”

The terrified people at the Daily Post division of Word Press selected the scary word of “Storm” for us to create our artworks around for the day.

I’m Strange, I Love Storms!

On that note, remember the old classic from my childhood?  By musician Edie Rabbitt here is the song “I Love A Rainy Night“.

Storms help me get a decent night’s sleep for some strange reason.  Face it, moisture is good for the soil.  It makes things grow and cleans the air out side.  Lightning is God’s natural fireworks for us to enjoy.  (Just avoid getting struck by it!)

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I realize most little kids are scared of storms.  The noisy thunder (just tell them it is God bowling up in the heavens) and the bright blinding flashes of light (lightening) will eventually pass like a bad dream does.  Just have them huddle with you somewhere that is safe until it blows over.   You could try playing games with them to help keep their minds on something else.

A family sing along might be appropriate at this time.  Just pick a comforting song you all know by heart.  Tell funny stories to them, they might eventually fall asleep if you are lucky!

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely.

Prompt for the Day: “Prophecy”

The people who think they have the gift of foresight at the Daily Post group of Word Press decided to set our writing engines on fire to use the word “Prophecy” to base our daily works of art on.

Don’t Waste Your Time Spouting Garbage at Me

I generally do not believe in false prophets or the lies they spit out to innocent people in the name of prophecy or fortune telling.  Save your breath and tell someone that is naive enough to listen!  Please do not harass an innocent elderly person with images of fortune or grandeur.  They probably worked hard accumulating what they have saved in life!  What they need is a decent friend to converse with, not a slimy salesman who would try pawning off unneeded trash.

Got a kick out of the characters in the animated Disney classic “Robin Hood” when they were trying to rob prince John by posing as fortune tellers.  That is about the only use I have for fortune tellers, a good laugh at their expense!

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If we are on the subject of false prophecies, look at most weather forecasts today.  Even worse are the election polling processes here in the United States of America, we have become the laughing stock of the world over the childishness of the candidates!

Please Help Fight Hideous Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

 

Prompt for the Day: “Open”

The people with forceful minds at the Daily Post division of Word Press want all options available for us artists to create art based on today’s prompt of “Open“.

Childhood Stories

The story “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” comes to mind from the misheard command of “Open Sesame”.

You might also want to look at the following link to the Book of a Thousand and One Nights.

Real Life

Barking out the command of “Open” gets you nowhere.  There are devices out there that will actually cause a door to open, but they tend to be ways out of the price range for normal people today.  If you continue to talk to inanimate objects, you may end up in a mental institution somewhere if your are lucky along the line!

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Doubt any magically trained creature will appear to open doors for you.  There are specially trained dogs who help the handicapped survive by opening doors, leading the visually impaired, picking up dropped items for the person if necessary.  It all depends on th animal’s actual training.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

Prompt for June 18th 2016: “Perfection”

Being fellow protectionists like myself, the people at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose a prompt for June 18th 2016 of “Perfection” to make sure we made our best efforts in our daily creations of various forms of art.

Been a Perfectionist All My Life

Started reading at the wise old age of 3 years old.  My mom figured this out when I would object when she was trying to read to me as I went to bed at night and she would try cutting the story short.  I could see there was still many more words on the book she was trying to skip over!  Knew all my Doctor Suess books by memory.  You know the books “One Fish, Two Fish…”, Green Eggs and Ham, …  Then Christmas time rolled in with the classic “Twas the Night Before Christmas” book, my mom tried cutting that story short, too.  So I would sit up in bed and finish the story for her word for word!  Talk about a desire for perfection at a young age.

Then I started kindergarten at age 4.  My poor teacher, I was a stubborn handful who expected every thing to work as planned.  We were doing some speed reading drills with a few of my classmates who also already knew how to read.  She held up the card that had “ship” written on it.  Not being familiar with ships, but very familiar with the practice of hauling “shit” on our farm, I yelled out “shit” quite confidently!  Had to spend recess in side as punishment.  Missed getting to climb the monkey bars with my friends.  Was not too happy about the development.

The teacher’s aide there happened to be my aunt who ran home and told everyone that I had misbehaved in school that day.  So the guys on the farm had to change the way they described their habits to hauling manure instead of hauling shit!  Considering I ended up having two younger brothers come into my life, was a good change to have made!

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

 

 

Prompt for the Day: “Empty”

The soul less people at the Daily Post group of Word Press want us to center our artistic talents on the word “Empty“.

Most Rarely Feel Empty

They may lose their ways to commonly searching for the quick easy answers to life.  Feeling empty to me means having completely given up on God!  Doesn’t the sun come out to some extent each day?  Don’t at least the weeds grow in your yard?  From the musical “Annie” there was a song “The Sun will come out tomorrow

Even during the worst periods of my life, the sun has came out eventually.  Just have to have the patience to endure your pain and other problems until you see the light come out from the darkness!

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The stars come out each and every night, even if the clouds are blocking them from your sight.  The moon has never fallen to the Earth in the history of mankind.  Face it, the sun is there!

Please Help Fight Hideous Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Companion”

The apparently extroverted people at the Daily Post division of Word Press seem to think everyone needs a partner in crime, so they chose the word “Companion” for us to focus today’s creation of various forms of artistry.

Main Companion is My Husband

He is there beside me through all the horrors in my life.  He goes with me for all important medical appointments.  He even takes me to the most dreaded place of all, the hospital I go to to have my M.R.I.s taken.  Because I have to have general anaesthesia administered to be able to go through the horrible machine.

My husband is also responsible for creating my latest addiction: riding motorcycles!  We have a 2007 Honda Goldwing with a trailer that can pull my wheelchair along with us for the ride.  This enables us to get off the bike safely and stretch our legs out when needed!  Face it, everyone needs to make a call of nature periodically!  Have to find a handicap accessible rest room for my use.  Enjoy drinking water too much for my bladder’s own good.

Animal Tag-Alongs

Had two faithful cats we adopted years ago.  I picked out the one I wanted, he took the animal’s brother to live with us.  Tennyson, (my black kitten) survived travelling through many states with us.  The longest stretch of residency occurred when we lived in Colorado.  The two brother’s played on the cat tower we had purchased for them unendingly!  They used to fight over who go the top of the tower when we first got it, but then my cat discovered the hiding place near the bottom.  He used to curl up inside and sleep undisturbed until his brother caught on to where he was.  Shortly after moving in we added a humming bird feeder to the back yard.  That distracted his brother to no end!  Now my cat could take a decent nap when needed!

His cat died a few years before mine passed on.  So mine had to survive all alone when we moved to Minnesota.  The place we moved to at first was a hideous apartment complex.  My cat only suffered through two gruelling years there before he passed away.  My husband still sees both animals even though neither have ever been at our house where we now live.  I only see mine checking in on me when I am not feeling well.

We adopted a single gray kitten the year after mine passed away.  This animal is nothing like our other animals were.  I think he may have a learning disability!  He is that hard to get to understand simple concepts, like DO NOT get under my wheelchair tires.  You would think getting his tail run over would teach him.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

Prompt for the Day: “Summer”

The obvious thinking people at the Daily Post group of Word Press chose the word “Summer” for us to base our artristic works for the first meteorological day of summer in the U.S.A..

Music came to Mind First

First song that popped in my head comes from a favourite show of mine Grease “Summer Nights“.  There are many more popular summer songs.  “Summertime” by Billy Stewart back in 1966.  “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama in 1983.  “Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran back in 1958.  The “Summer Song” featuring Chad & Jeremy in 1964.  “Summer Breeze” from Seals and Crofts from 1972.  Who can forget Nat King Cole’s “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” in 1963?

Summer” by War was released in 1976.  Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” was released in 1984.  “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams in 1985 is a personal favourite of mine.  After that came Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer” in 1984.  Then came the “Endless Summer Nights” by Richard Marx in 1988.  “Summer Girls” came out 1999 by LFO.

More recently, there is “Summer Love” by Justin Timberlake in 2007.

Personal Thoughts on Summer

I hate it!  The constant heat saps my energy down to nothing.  Wake up sweating even though the house is completely air conditioned.  With out the air conditioning, I would be experiencing continuous grand mal seizures that my medical staff are at a loss to reproduce or fully explain!  Apparently, the multiple sclerosis that I suffer from is causing it somehow. Their only suggestion is to remain inside as much as I can.

How am I supposed to get out if for nothing else than to arrive at their facilities for my scheduled appointments?  Have to go outside to check on the tomatoes my husband and I planted in May.

Please Help Fight Hideous Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes