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Prompt of for the Day: “Press It”


The energetic people from the Daily Post group of Word Press crafted today’s prompt of “Press It” to help us authors share the love of other people’s writings.  They gave us one single instruction for our works today “Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved in the past week, and tell us why they’re worth reading.”

Considering I spend a lot of time reading other people’s work, limiting it to only three may be quite the challenge!

One of the ones has to be:

One by Janice Wald http://mostlyblogging.com/8-backlinking-mistakes-that-every-blogger-should-avoid/.  Learned a lot from this post like normal.  Just about every single week, she shares information I end up incorporating in my blogs!

Another is:

Crissy Dean contributor under the name if reallifenaturalwife.  She always offers a good read.  Here is one of here works:  http://reallifenaturalwife.com/2015/08/26/anna-duggar-is-blamed-for-her-husbands-affair/#more-1631.  Controversial, occasionally, but who doesn’t enjoy a great debate or two to get the blood pumping?

If you want to do deep thinking:

Follow, http://highexistence.com/.  There are several contributors to this site.  Haven’t come across a single boring entry here.  Who knows what in the cosmos you will learn about.  Black holes, deep space adventures, religions, nothing is off limits with these people.  Should We Rever the Universe?

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Please help fight my 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 it , 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 manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt for the Day: “Life Line”

The official prompt for the day did not speak to me, so I used the prompt they gave two days ago of “Life Line“.  I actually have to separate life lines I lean on each and every day!

My husband

The first life line is my husband, who helps me to survive with my sanity.  He makes sure I eat when I do not feel like eating, and he cooks at least one hot meal for me every day (my cooking sucks!).  He takes me to all my scheduled doctors appointments.  Even picks up all the medicines I need to help me survive my multiple sclerosis and depression.

He keeps me entertained by running my favorite television shows, even though he doesn’t like them as much as I do.  Purchased a copy of the Disney DVD of Aladdin, because I used to have it on VHS.  The VHS machine died, so we are forced with converting our collection slowly to DVD’s.  Have been surviving in the interim on a Netflix subscription.  He is employed full time, while I am just at home collecting my disability income from medicare.

My cell phone

The second life line is my cell phone.  It is by my side 24 hours a day (except when I am in the shower, obviously).  If I were to suffer a fall, 911 is within my reach!  Using my cell phone, I can get in touch with friends, family, and anyone else I need to speak with.

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Please help fight my 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 it , 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 manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt of the Day : “If I Ruled the World”

The power hungry people at the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with today’s prompt of “If I Ruled the World“.  Included a single direction and then asked a really difficult question – “You’ve been given the superpower to change one law of nature. How do you use it?

The law I want to change

Is the ability for germs to mutate.  With this change the creation of super bugs would no longer occur naturally.  That unfortunately does not rule out a man made germ being created.  The natural super bugs would ease the work of doctors and nurses all over the world.

No more cancer mutations to take the lives of children before they reach their prime.  Deadly MERS infections would be cut out.  Diseases we had knocked out in the US, years ago returning to haunt us with a significantly worse out break.  People today are not equipped  to deal with things like the bubonic plague.

Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Bloody Mess!

The big toe on my right foot was really itching bad as I started getting ready for bed.  Made the mistake of reaching down to scratch it.  A hangnail got caught in the process and ripped off.  Blood started gushing out of my toe!

I have a disease known as multiple sclerosis.  My neurologist has me on a medicine called Tysabri to help me keep a minimal level of coordination.  That was not what caused the blood gush, the Heparin they use to close of my port to my veins is a blood thinner.  Seems now when I get a sever injury (ripped hang nail) blood sprays everywhere.   The blood loss left me feeling extremely drained when it happened last night, so I just made sure my foot was elevated as I slept.

Had to clean up the blood trail on the bedroom door and the floor both after getting up this morning. Toe is still throbbing, but at least when I took my shower this morning there was absolutely no blood loss!  Good thing is I am not grossed out by the sight of blood or it would have been even worse of a disaster.

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Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt for the Day – “Pick Your Gadget”

The clever people associated with the Daily Post portion of Word Press were given the following suggestion for today’s prompt to intrigue our minds “Pick Your Gadget“.  They followed that prompt with a statement and a question: “Your local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why?”

Electronics Store

The only places that interest me more are a computer store and a hardware store.  An electronics store puts me in near nirvana!

Think if I had to make the choice suggested by the Daily Press, I would chose the time machine so I could go visit my grandpa when he was still alive and younger than when I was born.  Would love to have a chance to meat him before the emphysema started causing him breathing problems.  His career consisted of many different jobs.  By the time I was born, he was the caretaker of the local cemetery in town.  He built buildings all over the country.  He literally traveled the world as a Navy crew member.  While in the Navy he met and married my grandmother.  They had three children together.  Since he was based near the eastern coast of America, his kids grew up around the Norfolk Virginia area.

Upon retiring, they all journeyed back to the town where grandma grew up in and he purchased a home for them.  I saw the house many times (basically every week while living at home), wish I could have seen all the changes that were made to it along the way.

Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt for the Day – “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

The sweet people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the following prompt for the day: “Pour Some Sugar on Me“.  Then they asked a few questions: “What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? Tell us all about the anticipation and delight of eating your favorite dessert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.”

First thing that came to mind was a song from Def Leppard by the same name.

My favorite sweets

Basically, I prefer plain dark milk chocolate.  Generally eat three pieces a day.  Hate other additives to my chocolate these days.  Too big of a chance of having an allergic reaction to the additive.

Occasionally, after taking a lactose digestive aid I will eat a piece of silk chocolate cheese cake.  The last time I indulged in the cheese cake was literally several years ago.  When my husband and I were first married, I would make homemade fudge for the holidays (our anniversary is in December) so I spoil us with sweets.  Now that we have been together for twenty years, we both try to watch our weights.

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Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt for the Day-“Sorry, I’m Busy”

The extremely engrossed people at the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with “Sorry, I’m Busy” for today’s prompt.  They included a single statement of direction to inspire us further “Tell us about a time when you should have helped someone… but didn’t.”

Having grown up in the middle of nowhere USA, helping people was what we did everyday!  Guess was brought up to help those in need from a young age.  Remember helping classmates in first grade doing things like learning to chew with your mouth closed so you didn’t gross the rest of the lunch table out with “SEE food”!  After that grade we were bused to a different school, because the old building was no longer deemed safe.  Now in a much bigger (small town class size of 40+) school, still helped my classmates get by each day.

Once I moved on to follow my career in network engineering, met people from all over the country.  Still tried to help the people I met.  Not a good trait for the only female working in your career of choice in a male dominated profession, but I still tried to help where ever I could!

Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt for the Day: “Strike a Chord”

The musically interested people at the Daily Press division of Word Press chose “Strike a Chord” for the writing prompt for today.  They asked a two questions, followed by a statement to give us a starting direction-“Do you play an instrument? Is there a musical instrument whose sound you find particularly pleasing? Tell us a story about your experience or relationship with an instrument of your choice.”

Inherited 3 Clarinets

The first was from my mother.  Her parents had given it to her while she was in grade school.  When I started fourth grade, she let me learn how to play it in the local grade school band.  Ended up competing in several contests with the instrument.  When I moved into junior high school, kept playing the B flat clarinet.  Took up the school’s bass clarinet, wasn’t much different.  Started having problems with the dexterity of my hands due to multiple sclerosis, so started playing the drums which required less coordination from my hands.

Took a couple of years off from band due to problems going on in the school system.   My junior and senior year, started playing my mom’s saxophone.  Since we didn’t have a good sax player in the district, it was either me or nothing!

Still have my mom’s clarinet in my possession.  Inherited another two antique clarinets from my great grandfather.  He used to play them in a local German dance band.  One was an Albert system B flat the other was a E flat of the same system.  I loved playing the older system, since the trills were easier for me to perform with that design!

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Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt for the Day- “This Is Your Life”

A gentleman from the Daily Press suggested today’s prompt of “This Is Your Life“.  Then they added a question followed by a statement:”If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover. ”

Considering How Screwed Up My Life Has been This Far…

Less than a year after marrying the man of my dreams, was devastated by a diagnoses of multiple  sclerosis.  He stood by me even after the diagnoses was confirmed.  Has continued to help me survive with it for 20 years!

Has not been all roses and rainbows, though.  We started out living in Missouri where we both had decent enough jobs.  Both were not profitable, had to pay off my student loans after all!  Got a job offer that required us to move to upper Illinois.  Was sort of my dream job as a network engineer.  Just think, I would be in charge of telling data where to go and how to get there for a living!  Paid really well, too.

We did not want to continue living in the Chicago-metro area for the rest of our lives, though.  Got myself transferred to a different branch of the company located in the Denver, Colorado metro area.  Got an appointment with a neurologist there.  He got me started on Avonex to help counteract the disease from taking away my abilities to live.

Got to go skiing for the first time with my husband our first Christmas there.  He was used to cross country skiing, down hill skiing wasn’t that different.  I was a green grass ski bunny in my skiing ignorance.  After living for a year in a crappy apartment there, we tried buying an older home in Aurora.

Started making improvements to the house little by little.  Invested in a bunch of Craftsman tools.  Power tools were my thing.  Drooled over them every time I entered the Sears store.  Contracted to get our windows replaced at a discount by allowing the company to advertise the improvements on our front yard.  There was no air conditioning in the house, so we had a swamp cooler installed on the roof.  With two mortgages on the house, things started feeling tight.

Made friends with the neighbors around the cul-de-sac where we lived.  My employer was starting to have problems with finances.  I found another networking company to work for in the area.  The new company didn’t keep the promises they made during my interview.  I did not want to have to travel more than two hours each way to get to and from my job sites.  They wanted my to work far south of Colorado Springs on a contract they had secured there.  I refused.  They had me do busy work, so I started looking for a new job on the side.

Found a job at a Rhythms Netconnections as a layer three engineer.  (That means I told data where to go and how to get there!)  Had great fun working on the site.  Noticed that things were starting to go down hill as far as the company was concerned after a few months working there.  Had been investing in the company’s stocks by having a portion of my salary being diverted to the company.  We were not allowed to withdraw our stocks when we needed to be able to have access to our money.

They started limiting the services we provided to our customers by changing what networking options were available.  We had to change our layer three customers over to a crappier layer two service.  Instead of controlling routing, the customer’s services to a site were either on or off.  This was no longer my dream job.  I was working on their third shift team.  We were told the entire company had to report at 9 AM one morning regardless of whether we were scheduled to work that day or not.

We were divided into two groups.  The group I was in was told to go over to the other side of the building.  We waited there for around a half hour before we were told that our services were no longer needed with this company.  They gave us papers explaining our severance packages, and then we were escorted out of the building.

Went home to file for unemployment for the first time in my life.  Had two mortgages with limited income coming in from my severance package.  Started looking for a job.  There were none to be found in my field of work.  After more than a year of searching, landed a contract job for the Department of Homeland Security about August of 2003.  Did not have to report to the site until later that year.

Once we started working full time on site, managed to get my shift changed to third shift since that was what my husband was working at the time.  Never did actually obtain the clearance that was needed to give me access to the country’s routers due to my lack of clearance.  Somehow manage to become the third shift manager.  (Remember, we are talking about our national security?)  Still had no clearance, but was in charge!

My husband decided he wanted to purchase a bar back in Wisconsin.  So I resigned my position on contract.  He found us a house there to purchase.  I started packing our home up the best I could.  We contracted a moving company to relocate our belongings for us.  The moving truck came and took everything with them and left us our sleeping bags and a suitcase of our clothes.

We said good bye to our neighbors and drove away to resettle in WI.  When we got to our new house, it was not what I was expecting.  Much smaller and on a main highway!  December is not a pleasant time to move to WI.  Am very allergic to smoke.  The house was heated by a wood burning  heater in the basement.  No one lived close by with which to talk to on a day to day basis.  Got really lonely out there.  The woods had wolves that lived in them and frequently came up to our back door.  There was a bear that liked to scratch itself on a tree near the house.

There was a herd of deer that would feed in our back yard area.  Wild life was not scarce in our area.  Bobcats would climb on top of the garage.  Had a bobcat kitten come up to the front window once.

Since my income no longer was coming in, had to take a job at the only place hiring in the area.  Working there caused me to try to commit suicide.  Called a friend to say good bye one last time.  She got the state police to knock on my front door.  They took me away to a hospital.

After several days was released from the hospital to my husband.  We filed for bankruptcy due to all the bills that had been accumulated.  After that, we relocated to southern Illinois where my deceased grandparents used to live.  Was not a good retreat.  Felt like we were crawling back with our tails between our legs in shame.

My husband was able to secure work in a neighboring town in the retail business.  He started rebuilding our finances.  Applied for Medicare Disability Income, due to the fact I was no longer able to walk.  After a little over a year we managed to move back to where we first met in Missouri.  My income from medicare started to be dependable.

He had transferred his position where he worked in IL to a different site in MO.  The MO site didn’t suite his style, so he transferred to a different section of town’s site.  That one worked a little better for him.   Got an electric wheelchair through medicare.  He traded in my car to get a van so we could move my wheelchair if we needed to change our current location.

He got fed up with MO, so he wanted to relocate to Minnesota to be closer to his parents.  They claimed to have found a handicap accessible apartment complex for us to live in.  (Have no idea where they got the impression it was accessible from!)  Never been in a more inaccessible building in my life!

Tried moving down to a lower floor, still inaccessible.  Was stuck living there for close to seven long drawn out years.  Once we had accumulated enough money for a decent down payment on a house, we started looking.  In August of 2004, we started purchasing an older home in St. Paul.  There are still many things that need to be improved, but we will get it done eventually!

Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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Prompt for the Day: “Everything Changes”

The slow people at the Daily Post division of Word Press just realized a shocking reality! They chose today’s prompt to reflect the fact that “Everything Changes“.  They added three simple statements to our directions on what we should write about: “Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.”

The prompt made me think of an old episode of “The Brady Bunch” when one of the boy’s voice changed due to age.  For singer’s a voice change can be catastrophic!

Personally, the only thing I do with trash I find on the ground is to deposit it in the nearest trash receptacle.  Unless it is a self exploding piece of paper (they DO exist) it would not change my life in any way that I can imagine.

In the matter of recent changes in the World today, the act of owning a gun purchased legally in the USA has now come to be in question.  Thought we were supposed to have the right to defend our families!  Apparently, 9/11/2001 changed all of that.  Now Americans are joining the people who attacked our country to try to engage in jihads here in our own country!

We have decent neighbors in the house we live in here in Minnesota.  Have no fear of using my wheelchair outside here at home.  Rarely hear guns going off (then it is at the start of a race or something like that), police drive down the street fairly regularly.

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Please help fight my 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 it , 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 (manufacturing drug company) 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!

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