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Sandwich is Prompt for Today

The ravenous people at the Daily Post group of Word Press ave their mind on the word “Sandwich” to use as our daily word to create works of art about.

My Go-To Choice is Peanut Butter

Eat at least a half my favorite meal each day!  Add an apple and a banana and you have my normal lunch time meal.  Used to add jelly on the top of the peanut layer, but that tends to render sticky hands, so now just stick to a slice of white bread, add a layer of the peanut butter, then top it off with another slice of bread.  Main course is now completed!

What Type of Sandwiches

Do you personally prefer?

I know there are many people who bodies cannot handle digesting breads.  They miss out on the simplicity of eating a quick meal.  Alternates to using white bread exist like using rice bread, Plantain Tortillias, Grilled Portabello mushrooms, Butternut Flatbread, Tomato sliders, and California Wraps are all examples of breadless sandwiches!

Each person has many different sandwich types to choose from.  Allergies vary and taste preferences differ by families and the actual types of foods you have easy access to obtain.  Diseases unfortunately slim down the choices people can make.

What Illness Ate You Cursed With?

Both Diabetes and Celiac Disease run in families, I know because they run in mine!  Along with Multiple Sclerosis, and Asthma are the more annoying.  Allergies like insect stings that may require carrying an epi pen on your person at all times also exists in my family.

Wiepi-penth the costs of carrying an epi pen growing astronomically due to greedy drug manufacturers, this is a very expensive problem for families today.  What if you have multiple children needing to keep the pins on them in case of a severe allergy attack?  How far into debt does the people have to go into before the government actually does something to alleviate this problem?

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Please Help Fight Horrendous Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently 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 visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Prompt for Today: “Carefree”

The blissful people at the Daily Post group of Word Press want to observe our art works based on the word “Carefree“.

Considering My Health Problems

I am definitely not ever carefree!  Along with the scoliosis and asthma I was diagnosed with as a child, add the hideous disease called multiple sclerosis and the sub pubic catheter I had surgically inserted in my body before starting my first dose of the disease modifying medicine in 2010 (has caused way too many urinary tract infections to count) tend to be constantly sick!

Just out of curiosity, how often do you end up coming down sick?

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I always follow my doctor’s suggestions to the letter and finish all prescriptions completely.   Flush my nose out with saline as often as I can.  Have a deviated septum, so neti pots do not work for me, unfortunately.  There is no better way to invite illness to reside in your body, than not to finish medicines prescribed by your doctors!  Never share your medications with other people even within your family.  What works for you may make another person deathly ill!

Please Help Fight Truly 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: “Frail”

The strong people at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose the word “Frail” for us weaklings to base our daily works of art upon.

Admit My Frailty

Am vulnerable due to my body’s weaknesses caused by a disease known as multiple sclerosis, or MS for short.  Add the scoliosis and asthma that my system has been dealing with since grade school, and I am an out right mess!

The MS causes me to be both clumsy and uncoordinated all at the same time.  If nothing else I am good for a hearty laugh at the insane situations I end up getting myself into!  Who else can run over their own toes in a wheelchair causing a blood bath streaming from one of my feet?

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That right foot has been a pain for as long as I can remember!  Had to cut a plantar wart out of it by myself in grade school.  My grandpa warned me it would have to be cut out by a doctor.  I hated the doctor I was forced to see as a child, so I just took my pocket knife, sterilized it with alcohol, and then proceeded to cut into my own foot!  Thankfully, I did it over in our milking parlor at the farm which has hoses to wash messes down the drain.  Was glad I could just hose all the blood down the drain.

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.

 

Prompt for the Day: “Breath”

The people who apparently do not suffer from asthma at the Daily Post group of Word Press selected “Breath” for the daily prompt to make us take someone else’s breath away with our artistry.

Wish My Breaths Came Easier!

Having been diagnosed with asthma around my fifth grade year in grade school, my breathing tends to be erratic in nature.  The doctor back then prescribed me with a Primatine Mist inhaler.  He made no mention of the possible side effects.  Think I experienced each of them at least once!  My grandfather who suffered from emphysema was very familiar with the product and hated it.  I was just a small child with breathing problems, fortunately the local school gave me no trouble with keeping my medicine with me.

Was stuck keeping that evil drug at my side until I moved out of state to attend college.  In the new place, saw better medical physicians who were appalled at a young female using this antiquated drug!  Needless to say, they tried several different medicines before finding one that would let my breath come more easily.

The day after I graduated from college, I married a man that literally took my breath away.  He has been by my side now for over 20 wonderful years.  During that time my health has deteriorated steadily, since less than a year after our wedding I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  That took the breath right out of both of us.  Moved away from that state to pursue my career as a network engineer.

That career would relocate us to my dream state of Colorado, eventually.  We tried buying a house there with breath taking views of the Rockies from my office window up stairs.  Went skiing with just the two of us and then with the company I worked for.  Had a blast playing on the mountains.  The air up there was thinner, making breathing tricky at times until my body adapted to the altitude of being a mile above sea level.

Please Help Fight Malicious 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

Obstacle Course – Encouraged by the Daily Prompt from wordpress.com

My first experience with a professionally created obstacle course was during new hire week with my first real job with a networking company, Paranet. (Company no longer in existence.)  There, I was the first female network engineer on my team at my site.   Had a blast proving how uncoordinated I really was!  We won’t go into the fact that I already owned my first wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis, which I was diagnosed with in September of 1996.  Was only in the wheelchair when my legs got too confused to support me any longer.

We did a whole lot of drinking alcohol that week of training.  Class was unfortunately located down in Texas which was way too hot for the month of October when I attended the classes.  Do not plan on ever visiting that God forsaken state again!

Was the only time in my life outside the crap they put up for us to climb over in P.E. during my grade school years.  Got more climbing experience on the apple tree in our front yard, where I grew up.

When I was about 8 years old started helping handle the bales during baling season on our family’s farm.  I’d scamper to the top of a fresh wagon load to start guiding them down to the rest of the hired hands on the job for the day.  Had to be very agile to survive without any broken bones!  Actually weighed only about 80 pounds when I started moving 175+ pound hay bales.  Straw was much easier to throw. due to the lack of weight in the bales.  Try baling for a stretch of 4 days in a row from the time the dew got off the fields until it was too dark to safely see!

Talk about a life filled with obstacle courses!  M.S., asthma, you name it I probably have the problem.