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Prompt for the Day: “Paint”

The boring people at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose what they were waiting to dry “Paint” as the word for us to create our works of art on today.

Watching Paint Dry

Tends to be really life dulling to me!  Not a painter by choice (being color blind causes problems with that form of entertainment).  Remember how difficult the junior high school art class everyone was forced to endure was for me!  The only thing I enjoyed was drawing with pencil using straight edges for prospective drawings.  Face it, even back then I had trouble with shaky hands screwing up my work!

Yeah, I am a boring person.  Have never resorted to observing paint as it tries to set up!  Am not THAT bad, at least.

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Generally, I type my blog (since my handwriting is illegible these days) to post on the internet, read books, aggravate the cat we adopted from the humane society, and perform what house hold chores that I can do successfully.  Watching T.V. tends to make me brain dead, so I avoid it in all cases!

What do you do to alleviate boredom?

Please Help Fight Horrendous 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. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visit my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Prompt for the Day: “Slowly”

The editors at the Daily Post division of Word Press must be laughing at how slow movement occurs in my life these days, so they chose the word “Slowly” to have us base our art works for the day around.

Movement Using A Wheelchair

With me tends to be slow for safety reasons!  Have ran over my own toes before.  Didn’t feel to good.  Black and blue big toe for months over that stupid move.

Throw our dorky cat into the mix and his tail gets run over more often than not.  Even when I yell “move” to warn him I am coming through, he leaves his tail exposed on the floor!  How stupid is the animal if he can’t figure out he needs to get out of the way?

Any suggestions on how to manoeuvre safely using a manual wheelchair, would be greatly appreciated!  Contact me by completing the form below:

Thanks in advance for all your helpful suggestions!

Have tried training the cat using a squirt bottle filled with water, he just runs away and sulks after getting a little wet!  No idea how to teach the animal that I just have his safety in mind when asking him to move out of the way of my wheelchair wheels.  He is terrified of my electric wheelchair, so no problem with his tail getting run over with that device.  The only problem is that my electric chair doesn’t fit in our house.

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. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visit my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

 

Prompt for the Day: “Muse”

The people in charge of the dictionary at the Daily Post group of Word Press accidentally turned the ‘M’ section of the book and had their fingers get stuck on the word “Muse“.

The Creature I Use as My Muse

Appears all over my web sites and postings.  His name is Tennyson.  Unfortunately, he passed away back in November of 2010.  We were living in a crappy apartment in Hastings at the time.  His spirit followed us when we moved to different floor of the same building.  Over a year later we relocated to a house we purchased in a completely new city.  His ghost still checks in on me on a regular basis!  Wish his form would knock some sense into the kitten we adopted at the beginning of December 2010.  The devil likes to use me as a teething device!

Have any advice on how to break a cat from biting?

No need to fear!  We do not ever hit the animal.  Squirting with water is how we normally train all the cats we have adopted, before.  Just doesn’t seem to be working with our latest member of the family, for some unknown reason.

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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. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visit my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

 

Prompt for the Day: “Admire”

The dreamers from the Daily Post division of Word Press dreamed of drooling over our creations embodying the word “Admire” for today.

Things I Treasure

Places:

Basically the entire state of Colorado.

Our house here in St. Paul, Minnesota.  After a few modifications I can come and go as I please with the wheelchair ramp that was installed for us by the wonderful people with www.ramps.org  Still need to remodel the upstairs bathroom so that I will be able to take a shower without needing assistance from my husband, but we have it planned to be funded by the returns from our taxes this coming year.

Is there somewhere you personally admire?

People:

Obviously the man I married over 20 years ago!

Friends and other family members back where I grew up.

Friend from my first real job in networking while still attending college.  We have kept in contact even after I resigned from the company to accept a position with a major networking firm located in a different state.  She actually literally ended up saving my life, when I called her to tell her good-bye one last time because I was going to commit suicide.  Her husband contacted the police where I lived to come take me away to be locked up in a mental hospital.  She kept me on the phone as long as she could, making me promise to write my mate a long letter.

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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. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visit my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and see my about page located there.  A link to help fund my fight against this disease is located at the bottom of the page there.

Prompt for the Day: “Clock”

The time driven people at the Daily Post division of Word Press think they can force us to live by our clocks like they are forced to do by selecting the actual word “Clock” for today’s prompt for us to create our works of art around.

We Do Not Have Clock in House!

I know it is a shocking thing, but these days everyone has a cellphone!  Most cellphones have an alarm function on them and keep pretty accurate time.  Why waste money on another clock?  Even a stupid cell phone like I use, has the ability to set three separate alarms.  Personally, I prefer my stupid phone to the smart phone like my husband has.

It makes and receives calls quite well, what more do I need?  Have enough problems making sure I take all my medicines at their appointed time each day to worry about looking at clocks constantly!

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How many clocks do you have running in your home?

These days being unemployed, am not as focused on clocks other than my cell phone that reminds me to take my medicines or to meet the Metro Mobility transportation providers who take me to and from my scheduled doctor’s appointments.  With out the excellent service Metro Mobility provides for the disabled people of the community, have no idea how I would continue to survive!

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. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visit my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copy of this article there!

Prompt for the Day: “Drive”

The road rage minded people at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose the word “Drive” for us to craft our works of art around.

Don’t Drive Any More

Started driving on our farm’s private property when I was only 12 and could barely reach the pedals for both the gas and brakes.  Was driving on public roads by the time I turned 14 (local state trooper knew all about it!).  His view on my driving was I probably was the only sober driver on the roads back then in southern Illinois!  Was not wearing glasses at the time.

The summer before I left the state to attend college received my first decent eye exam discovering the fact I needed to start wearing glasses to help me in my studies.  Freshman were not allowed to have cars on campus, so I got a mountain bike to ride across campus and to the grocery store.  My first three day weekend there, I wreaked the bike since I was not used to the concept of changing from street level to side walk height.  Did major damage to my two front teeth!  Kinda broke my lower jaw too.  Years down the road would uncover that I had also caused myself to have a deviated septum.

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Once I entered my sophomore year I was given my parents old car.  This way I could actually start looking for a job!  Had to learn how to fill the gas at a gas station, since we had private gas tanks on the farm at home.  At least gas prices back then were not as high as they are today!  Only $0.93 a gallon.  I miss those days.

After I graduated ended up finding out that I had a disease called multiple sclerosis.  This explained many of the coordination problems I had experienced in my life!  My husband and I would travel all over the country due to our various employers.

Drove shakily through our short stint (18 months) in the Chicago metro area.  People there are nuts!  On the toll ways there the posted speed limit was 75 MPH.  Traffic normally drove at over 110+ on a slow day!  Was driving a different car due to the transmission failing before we left for the area.  Right before we left the state my engine started smoking.

Pulled over at in a parking lot and opened the hood release.  Flames shot out at me!  Would not ever be driving that car again!  My husband came to rescue me in his truck.  He took me to our apartment, then caught a ride to where I had left the car.  He babied the car all the way back.   He agreed we had to get a different vehicle before we left for Colorado in a few days.  He came upon a used Jeep Grand Cherokee for me to drive.

Went with him to get the paperwork signed on my first big vehicle.  Ended up loving that SUV!  He got the SUV gassed up for my last week at work there.  Could not figure out why the vehicle kept reading “E” as I drove to work.  So I called him to ask if he was sure he had gotten gas in it!  “E” was the direction I was driving!  Paid attention to what the directions read on the way back home.  Turns out it was very accurate.  Was looking forward to when we headed out west in a few days!

It was in Colorado, that I first met a decent neurologist.  He got me started on a disease modifying medicine that would help my body adapt to living with MS.  Lived in that state for 7 glorious years.  Driving there was easier for me, since I no longer got confused by directions! Had nothing to do with the SUV.  Look up and the mountains where always to the west!  Loved driving off the beaten trail while we lived there.  Had excellent vision care there as well.

We left CO begrudgingly on my part to follow his dream of owning a bar.  Two former alcoholics really should not pursue that sort of dream.  Only lasted around 8 months there.  Had absolutely no access to my medicines.  My MS was driving me nuts.

Retreated back to where I had grown up.  Not a good situation.  Really had trouble driving due to my vision problems from MS.  My husband found work that got us back on our feet financially.  Started having a company called Allsup who specialized in helping people get their disability claims filed help me with my case.  They eventually succeeded in getting me full coverage since I had been paying social security taxes since I was 12 years old.

We relocated back to where we met and I had went to college.  He was able to transfer within the company he was working so he had a job there waiting for him.  My disability checks started coming in monthly, which helped a whole lot!  Still was unable to drive due to MS problems.  We lasted only around a year before he got a position in a different state entirely.  In 2008 we packed up and used a U Haul truck to transport all our stuff to an apartment complex that was supposed to be handicap accessible (it WASN’T).

My neurologist in this state informed me on April Fool’s Day in 2011 that I could no longer drive.  I busted out laughing and told him I hadn’t driven since before moving into this state.  Explained I didn’t want to accidentally injure or kill someone due to my driving!

Started wearing bifocals to help me see better.  Unfortunately, they tend to be expensive.  My vision was changing, getting worse by the month it seemed like, but could only get new glasses once a year.

Spent about 7 years living in HELL until we managed to find a home that could be converted for us so my wheelchair could easily come and go in it.  We signed on the house one Friday in August, and moved in 5 days later!  I hadn’t really ever unpacked since leaving CO.

Will never drive again, but the local transportation for the disabled allows me to go where ever I need to!  At least I will have no more speeding tickets or road rage problems like I used to get in trouble with the law over!

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: “Nightmare”

The timid people at the Daily Post group of Word Press would like us to center our daily works of art around the word “Nightmare“.

My Question: Which One?

Have too many existing nightmares in my life!  My health (or lack of decent health), paying for all my medicines, something happening to my husband, potential damage to our house, the list goes on and on.

In the apartment complex we used to rent from, each night was filled by being woke up from neighbors yelling at all hours of the night.  Drug deals going on in the apartment next door.  Never got a decent night’s sleep in the years we lived in that hell hole!

I actually sleep much better in the house we are purchasing.  Great neighbors and emergency personnel if anything goes wrong are only a scream or phone call away!

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Am curious to your personal responses to having a nightmare.

  Should be interesting to learn of any suggestions you may offer me.  Looking forward to reading your enlightening suggestions!

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.