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Prompt for the Day: “Not Lemonade”

The optimistic people at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s prompt of “Not Lemonade” to try to inspire our daily creations.  They also added two sentences to help-“When life gives you lemons… make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object or resolved a tricky situation in an unorthodox way.”

But I Like Good Lemonade

Give me a few lemons and some sugar, and I will whip up a great batch of lemonade!  During the summer lemonade is my go to drink of choice, beats the heck out of iced tea or a soda.  Unfortunately, lemonade is not the choice of too many others.

When we bought and moved into our house in August, there was no ramp for me to use to get my wheelchair in and out of the home.  So for several months, we survived by using slats of cheap aluminum to get me and my wheelchair in and out.  Scared me to death traveling both up and down the back door.  By the end of the year, I had found and contacted a company that built ramps to enable handicapped people like me to access the world.  If you need similar help visit the organization that has the single driving purpose of working to create access for everyone at: http://www.ramps.org/ The gentlemen that came to my home were all very polite and conscientious.

Unfortunately, the weather didn’t always cooperate.  So due to rain, it took a little longer than they wanted it to, but I was ecstatic that there was going to be a better solution in the future!  Once the rain broke they worked hard every day.  The last day of the build, it started raining just as they were cleaning up the site.  Now am the happy owner of a wooden ramp that meets all ADA requirements!  Can come and go as I please now.

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

 

 

 

Prompt for the Day: “Write Here, Write Now”

The humorous people of the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s prompt of “Write Here, Write Now“.  Gave us one simple instruction-“Write a post entirely in the present tense.”

Write Now

Normally write in the present tense most of the time anyway, so this should not be too much of a stretch of my mental workings!  Miss too much of what used to be. to keep always writing in the past tense.  No idea what the future holds, so why waste my time writing about what may happen?

Here currently is our home since Aug. of 2014 in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Have absolutely no plans on relocating from this home.  We plan on residing here until we pass away!  We have one animal we adopted before we moved here.  So, he is our only pet currently.  He bites me way too often for my liking.  He will probably be the first to pass away (Natural causes, not me killing him!).

Currently, I spend each day that I do not have a scheduled doctor’s appointment, typing on my laptop.  Type because my handwriting is no longer legible, due to the disease called multiple sclerosis.  This activity is to help keep my cognitive thinking  as intact as possible.

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!

 

 

 

Prompt for the Day: “Stroke of Midnight”

The curious people at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with “Stroke of Midnight” for today’s writing prompt.  Then they asked two loaded questions- “Where were you last night at midnight? Would you have wanted to be somewhere else?”

Stroke of Midnight

Found me sleeping in my warm bed in Minnesota.  Would have preferred to still be residing in Colorado, but we will never be able to afford to live there again.  From what I have heard come out of that state lately, may not want to reside there anymore.  Miss the view from the office window in that house.  Gave me an unobstructed view of the Rocky Mountains over my desk there.  Gave me such a scope of inspiration for my writing while I lived there.

The house was bigger, with a huge master bedroom.  Large bedroom that I used as my office.  Had another big bedroom that we used for a spare bedroom for visitors and extra storage.  The main problem with the home was the mortgage we had on it, and it was absolutely not handicap accessible!  Was not confined to a wheelchair while we resided there, thankfully!  Since I am now, would be a really big problem.

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!

 

Prompt for the Day: “Young At Heart”

The prompt for today is “Young At Heart“.  The eternal writer’s source of inspiration at the Daily Post division of Word Press asked two additional questions-“What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?”.

Wish I’d just Die and get it Over With!

Am in my early 40’s, but feel like I am in my upper 80’s due to being confined to a wheelchair by multiple sclerosis!  The house we now live in has floors covering the main floor, which makes moving around in my wheelchair much easier.  Need to get the main floor bathroom converted for me to be able to take a shower by myself when needed.  At the present time my husband has to physically lift me into the tub and put me on my shower chair to safely be able to take a shower.  If his back ever goes out, I am in big trouble!

With all the money we spend on my various prescriptions for different medicines, he would be much more wealthy without me around.  For some unknown reason, he still seems to enjoy my company.  If God would just call me up, things would be so much better!

I write using my laptop to try to keep my mind working daily.  My handwriting is illegible these days, because of unsteadiness of my hands.  So I type.  Learned to type by teaching myself how to use my mother’s old manual typewriter around fourth grade.  Have been handing in typewritten work since I got the hang of using it!

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!

 

 

Prompt for the Day: “Unexpected Guests”

The prompt for today was unappealing, so I used the prompt offered on December 15th by the extroverts at the Daily Post division of Word Press.  The prompt I have chosen to use is “Unexpected Guests“.  They also gave two additional sentences to whet our writing apatite – “You walk into your home to find a couple you don’t know sitting in your living room, eating a slice of cake. Tell us what happens next.”

As an introvert who is very concerned with safety, if my husband is not home, the first thing I do is get on my cell phone which I  carry with me everywhere and call 911!  Proceed to the back door where my wheelchair ramp is (if I am not deterred) and escape with my life still intact.

Once the police arrive, have them dispose of whatever the intruders were eating (cake is not normally in our home) and thank the nice officers.  Ask the police if they had any idea how the people were able to break into our home, so we can correct the security problem.

If my husband is home, there will be an argument after the strangers leave about why he didn’t warn me they were coming.  After the heated discussion is finished, resume talking about what is on the schedule for the remainder of the day.

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!

 

 

Prompt for the Day: “A Tale of Two Cities”

Think Charles Dickens wrote a book with the title of today’s prompt which is “A Tale of Two Cities“.  The Daily Post group of Word Press also asked us a question-“If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be?”

City number One

The first city would have to be the place in which our current home is located.  Saint Paul, Minnesota is where we put the down payment on purchasing an older house.  That was back in 2004.  Have lived here happily since we moved in.  Have gotten a wheelchair ramp installed to let me come and go all by myself in my wheelchair.

There is plenty of public transportation widely available 24 hours a day for the handicapped citizens.  Many libraries, museums, and other cultural places exist here in the city.  Our neighbors are also really easy to get along with.

City Two

Traditionally, the area we live in is referred to as the twin cities.  Minneapolis is the larger of the two cities.  There is way too much violence in Minneapolis for my liking, which is why I didn’t even consider it as a place to live permanently.  They normally have a fight a day, sometimes resulting in a murder or two.

Minneapolis is where I have to go to visit my doctors and get my medicines.  The nursing staff in the Noran Clinic, where I go is excellent!

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 indefinitely.  So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign.  To contribute to it 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: Red Pill, Blue Pill

The prompt for the day from the daily post at wordpress.com is Red Pill, Blue Pill.  The people from word press come up with some great starting points for any blogger to sharpen his thoughts with.  Today’s prompt makes me think of the movie “The Matrix”.

Matrix pictureThe movie had me questioning what I thought was reality back in 1999. Had just started to get settled in the state of Colorado.  Had several new friends at work, who were all older men.  Was the only female on the team.  There was way too much drinking involved in the company’s events like weekly meetings and outings like ski trips.

My reality was extremely messed up when I left the company due to not liking the new person in charge of our team.  Just do not tend to get along with slimy sales type of people.  He was trying to get me to service two different companies located in completely different parts of the Denver metro area.  So, I found another consulting firm who was happy to receive my skill set.  Turned out the new company did not stick to the agreement for my employment.  Needed to work closer to the house we had purchased.  Driving all over the metro area did not agree with my multiple sclerosis.  Was starting to cause severe health problems.

So I quit that job to work for a startup DSL company called Rhythms Netconnections.  After about two great years working there, the company was forced to file for bankruptcy.  For the first time in my life, I was laid off from my work!

Talk about stepping into the Matrix!  Had to file for unemployment.  Was watching CNN as the 9/11/2001 attack occurred at several different sites in the U.S.A. felt like a really awful movie.  Just wanted to be able to take a pill and make it all go back to my old image of reality!

The country has not recovered from the attacks since that day.  Please give me a pill to make reality return!