Tag Archives: chronic illness

Prompt for the Day: “Kick It”

The demonstrative people from the Daily Post department of Word Press constructed the prompt for today’s work of “Kick It” to inspire us.  Then they asked a single direct question-“What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?”

My Bucket List

Does not exist.  I only set short-term goals now.  There is absolutely no way I will ever reach outer space while I am still living.  That was the first dream I ever had.  The dream was crushed when I learned there was a height requirement for astronauts during my freshman year in college.  I already got to live in the state of Colorado for seven glorious years.  Worked for many years as a successful network engineer, so I have lived the best job that I could achieve due to my short stature.

Fell in love with and married the man of my dreams.  We have been married for over twenty wonderful years so far!  Made friends all over the world, now that it is so interconnected by the internet.  (Here I thought only geeks like myself would pursue that medium while growing up back in the middle of nowhere!)

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Prompt of the Day: “My Favorite”

The possessive people at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s creative prompt of “My Favorite”.  They asked a single intrusive question followed by a single sentence of instruction-“What’s the most time you’ve ever spent apart from your favorite person? Tell us about it.”

Personal Favorite

Would have to be my husband.  Forced to spend a month away from him while I was sent far out of state.  At the time, we were living in an apartment in a suburb of Chicago, IL.  Had to spend an entire month in the LA area of California.  Not only was I very lonely, missed an entire month with the two kittens we had just adopted!  When I finally made it back, my cat ignored me for about an entire week!

My husband met me at O’Hare airport when I flew in.  After we got back to our apartment, dropped my bags on the floor and things got interesting.  He proved how much he missed me physically.  Was a great coming home party of two, if you know what I mean!

One of the other computer people in the LA team actually tried hitting on me, even though I had clearly let them all know that I was happily married!  The geek actually pursued me after my husband and I relocated to Colorado.  Had my husband attend one of our company’s meetings so he could show the idiot how much bigger than him he was.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Prompt for the Day: “( YAWN )”

The boring people at the Daily Post group of Word Press really stretched their minds to arrive at the prompt of “YAWN” for today’s writing inspiration.  Thay also included a single question-“What bores you?”

Boredom!

This topic makes me think of an episode from the television series “M.A.S.H.”, where Hawkeye conjugates the word “bored” out loud to his tentmate.

Politics, in general, bore me today.  Where did the days of politicians actually working for their constituents go?  Nowadays, it seems as if they feel that they are owed the right of a seat in congress or the senate.  They used to have to EARN the right to be chosen to represent the everyday people of this country.

Religions now days also bore me to tears!  Too many faiths seem to be after the almighty dollar instead of saving other’s souls from sin and eternal damnation.  Aren’t they supposed to concentrate on helping other humans live a fulfilling life in the service of the Lord?

Here’s a strange thought, how about if a politician manages to feel the calling from above?  Would they try to save their followers?

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Prompt for the Day: “Witness Protection”

The daredevils from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with “Witness Protection” for today’s writing prompt.  Then they asked two seemingly simple questions-“When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?”

Personally,

I prefer to keep my stupid mistakes completely to myself.  Unfortunately, when I pushed myself to become a good public speaker, in Junior and Senior High school it meant having to speak before large crowds of people.  On the positive side, I did not vomit before, during, or even after the speeches were delivered.  Actually managed to advance all the way to the state level of competition!

My speech writing skills came in handy when I went off to attend college out of state.  Now my speaking was done in classrooms full of total strangers.  There was not a single friend anywhere in sight!  Was glad to be making my mistakes in total obscurity.  Made a lot of them during the years I went to college.  Isn’t that the whole point of moving away from home?

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Prompt for the Day-“Can’t Stand Me”

The introverts from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the demeaning prompt for the day of “Can’t Stand Me” to start our writing endeavors.  If that wasn’t degrading enough, they added two questions: “What do you find more unbearable: watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why?”

Why I Can’t Stand Me

Even as a child who climbed trees and all that fun stuff, was extremely shy.  Hated having pictures taken or even worse hearing my voice on tape!  The period of time I grew up in videoes of myself, fortunately, didn’t exist.  Shudder to imagine a kid growing up with a self-conscious constant feeling like I had today, where every move you make ends up on a recording somewhere!  Talk about the need for psychological help that would cause for the child or even adults.

Forced myself to enter public speaking contests in both Junior and Senior High School.  Ended up actually succeeding at the county and state levels of competition.  Talk about causing myself to have a queasy stomach!  Lucky I did not end up barfing on the stage.  Turned out to be an excellent speech writer, which came in handy during the contests.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Prompt for the Day: “Reason to Believe”

The sacrilegious people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with today’s writing prompt of “Reason to Believe“.  They included a statement, followed by a rather invasive question: “In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, “At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe?”

My Reason To Believe

Has to be the man God created for me to fall in love with and eventually marry.  My husband stands beside me each and every day helping me to survive with the evil disease I have inherited from my mother’s side of the family.  He takes me to and from all my medical appointments.  Even the dreaded evil MRI’s I have to receive at least once a year to see the damage both old and new that multiple sclerosis has inflicted on my body.  (I am claustrophobic, so being enclosed in a tiny tube for what seems like forever forces me to have to be fully sedated!)

We have lived in many different stated of the US together.  Am not planning on relocating to a different home in my lifetime.  Our current neighbors here are great.  Local transportation options for me exist, even though I am confined to a wheelchair now.  Driving is something I quit doing years ago.  Stopped long before my neurologist told me I had to.  Did not want to risk another innocent creature’s life by my driving.  So now my husband is in charge of the driving!

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Prompt for the Day: “Learning Style”

The extremely nosy people at the Daily Post group of Word Press wanted you to use the daily prompt of “Learning Style” to influence today’s works.  The included several more invasive questions: “What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?”

Knowledge comes to me through Reading

Have been reading since about the age of three.  Am a voracious reader.  Read every single book the library in the grade school I attended as a child at least once.  Granted was a tiny town.  The graduating class from high school included something in the low forties number of graduates.  Actually included several small towns like Clairman, Darmstadt, and a few other postage stamp sized places.  No surprise I was at the top of my classes.  Knew the subjects better than some of the teachers there did!

In junior and senior high school, learned to take exact notes from my classes.  One teacher was dumb enough to question a proof I wrote in Geometry class.  Had to incorporate another one of my math teachers to confirm I was correct!  I used absolutely no questionable foundations in my proofs.  My main math teacher explained all she had to do to see the solution to the proof was correct was to look in the previous class proofs I had already done.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!