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Prompt for the Day-“Unpopular”

One of the people close to the Daily Post group of Word Press looked into my personal life history to come up with the writing prompt for today of “Unpopular“.  They included a single sentence to depress us even more “Tell us about a time when you had to choose between two options, and you picked the unpopular choice.”

When wasn’t I?

Spent my entire life growing up as an unpopular loner at school.  Always refused to let other kids copy off my work at school, would teach them how to find their own answers instead!  Taught everything from how to solve math word problems and simple science fundamentals.  Loved the impromptu science experimenting!  Preferred a good book to keep me company, than other kids.  Books offered knowledge, not judgments about your clothes.  I chose to take the honest path of not allowing other students to cheat on both homework and tests.  Did not make me very popular, but kept my conscious clear.  Would help them actually learn the best I was able to do.

Did not want the other kids to learn to depend on me always being there to answer their questions.  Wanted them to learn how to arrive at the answers correctly on their own.  This way they would be prepared for life in the real world, no matter how ugly the future got!

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 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 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!

Prompt for the Day: “Happy Endings”

The people in search of a good story, devised today’s prompt of “Happy Endings“.    They included a simple statement followed by two serious questions-“Tell us about something you’ve tried to quit. Did you go cold turkey, or for gradual change? Did it stick?”

Alcoholism

Went away to college out of state all alone at the wise old age of 17 years old.  By the end of the first semester, relied on alcohol to help me complete my programming homework.  My best code was written when I was drunk off my ass!  Took coming across a picture taken with my own camera my sophomore year for me to realize I had a severe drinking problem.  Was pretty sure I went to the room next door wearing jeans and a T-shirt like normal, but the picture showed me in my pajamas.  When and where did I change clothes, and more importantly who was with me while I changed?  Immediately, dumped out all my remaining alcohol down the kitchen sink.

Spent the weekend alone experiencing detox from my drinking habit.  Spent too much time worshiping the porcelain gods vomiting in the bathroom.  Lighter now and clearer in the mind, cleaned up my mess from getting ill.

When my roommate returned from the long weekend, asked if she was around when the picture was taken.  Turns out, I had came back to our room and changed alone in the bathroom.  Did not touch a drop for the remainder of my college career!  My programming sucked when I was sober, unfortunately,  But I stood strong on my decision not to drink anymore!

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!