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Prompt for the Day: “Colorful”

The people at the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the word “Colorful” to inspire us to make extremely interesting works for the day.

As a Color Blind Person

I will interpret this word to mean colorful acts.  The most colorful acts I have seen lately are the shenanigans perpetrated by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) group.  Guessing us lowly whites’ lives don’t matter, or the native American Indians, or any other people inhabiting this planet!

Am so TIRED of hearing about how they may have used to been slaves.  Funny, but doing a little research (Ah, more exhausting back breaking work!) led me to uncover the fact that the first slaves brought to the USA where owned by black people.  Who are the guilty ones now?

Everyone in the US has the right to a FREE education.  Yes, you have to do a little studying to graduate from a completely costless high school with your personal diploma.  Once you have that document securely in hand, you can apply for a JOB!  From there you can make yourself even more attractive to perspective employers by obtaining a degree from a college or trade school.  Once you have the degree from a trade school or college, the future is yours to write for the rest of the world to see!

Please Help Fight Horrendous 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

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Prompt for the Day: “Frivolous”

The carefree people of the Daily Post division of Word Press stumbled across the prompt for today of “Frivolous“.

No Time for Frivolous Things

Wake up each morning with a set goal in mind.  Get dressed, take my medicines, feed the cat, lay out clothes for the next day, then drink breakfast.  Once that is finished, settle down to complete a Fill-It-In puzzle book page.  (Helps keep my handwriting more readable for my husband.)

Then I retreat to the office in our house where my laptop is located.  Since the only ones who can read my writing these days are myself and my husband, I type my words out for the rest of the world to read.  Lost my writing ability along with the rest of my coordination to a disease known as multiple sclerosis.  Lost my ability to walk as well, am now confined to a wheelchair to be able to get around in the world.

Am lucky enough to have been qualified as permanently handicapped which gives me access to a service here in St. Paul known as Metro Mobility.  They allow me to be picked up from our house and driven to my appointments when needed.  In theory also is used it to go to other places like the library.

Please Help Fight 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. 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 from yesterday: “Footsteps”

The reminiscent people from the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with yesterday’s prompt of “Footsteps“.

Made me Think of a Song

I remembered from when I was little playing on the radio.  Came across a poem that had the lyrics I remembered from back then by Mary Stevenson in 1936.  There have been many releases by various singers of this poem set to music, but they all were females.  The release I remembered was a male artist.

After a little more research came across another link to a song by Edgel Groves.  Listened to it and it turned out to be the song I remembered.  Here it is “Footprints in The Sand“!  Remember riding with my mom in the car while the song by Mr. Groves played on the AM/FM radio.

Sand and I are no longer good friends.  Hate the way it bogs my wheelchair down.  Also do not like when it gets tracked all over the house.  Reminds me too much of clean cat litter.  Granted it beats dirty used cat litter!

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

Prompt for the Day: “Fearless”

The brave people working at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose “Fearless” as the prompt for the day to cause us to create inspirational works of art.

Am a Chicken Now!

With all the problems I have survived in my life, I am no longer as brave as I was back when I was a network engineer in Colorado!  There I could face the CEO’s of major companies since I was able to fix their networking problems with the help of the team of people I was with.  I had the router knowledge they needed to move their data safely all over the world!

When my husband and I relocated to Wisconsin back in 2004, I basically ended up losing my mind.  Was living with excruciating pain in my legs from lack of my medicines that I used to get from my doctors back in CO.  Tried finding employment there, but no one wanted an engineer.  Tried working for a retail company that failed to follow the ADA laws.

Ended up trying to commit suicide.  With that incident, all my computer knowledge disappeared as well.  Can no longer face people now like I used to be able to do so easily.

Am no longer able to write legibly, so I type so I and others can read my works.  Started blogging using my laptop to keep my language skills from vanishing as well.

Please Help Fight Vile 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

Prompt for the Day: “Nerve”

The people from the Daily Post group of Word Press must enjoy spying on other people’s lives since they chose the prompt for today as “Nerve” to inspire or creations for the day.

My Nerves are Messed Up

Both the physical nerves and the mental nerves.  Physically, my body is inflicted with a disease called multiple sclerosis.  Have had this disease basically since birth.  Went to the family doctor wth my first symptoms in grade school.  The idiot told my mom that I was making things up, there was no physical evidence to the sunburn feeling I was having on my stomach and legs.

Did not get a clearer picture of what was wrong with me until I left the state to attend college.  While there, went to a chiropractor for pains in my neck and back.  After visiting him for a year or two, he sent me to have an M.R.I. performed on my spine.  Got the results back and the doctor told me he could no longer be of any long term help since I either had spinal cancer or multiple sclerosis.  Wish it had been cancer, because I probably would have died by now!

On the mental nerve subject, I suffer from general anxiety now.  Being around unknown people makes me overly nervous.  Miss being in charge of huge networks like I used to be when I was able to work.  Made friends from all over the world by creating network connections for businesses.   But now that I am unemployed, I have lost my nerve.

Pease Help Fight Terrible 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 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

 

Prompt for the Day: “Price”

The marketing minded people at the Daily Post group of Word Press chose the word “Price” for today’s prompt to drive us to further creations.

Consider the Price

How much does you favorite things actually cost you to obtain?  Are actual things what makes you happy?  I generally prefer things that are free.  Meaning there is no cost associated with them.  I like just spending time with my husband.  Granted riding a motorcycle does cost by the use of gasoline required to power the vehicle, but at least, it is cheaper than riding around in a car or truck!  Rereading a good book cost nothing now when we purchased it years ago.

Cuddling up with our cat cost nothing except the price of feeding the animal.  (Have to also purchase clean litter for it to use.)  If we could just get it to refrain from biting us when he is pissed off!

Unfortunately, visiting the local library will cost the use of the local metro transit bus fees since I can no longer walk due to multiple sclerosis.  The average person could walk there for free.  You could check out a book while there at no cost.

Pease Help Fight Terrible 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 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

Prompt for the Day: “Window”

The people from the Daily Post division of Word Press finally made it all the way to the ‘W’ section where they came up with today’s prompt for our creations of “Window“!

Miss the Office Window in Colorado

We had an excellent view looking out over the Rocky Mountains from our house there.  Gave such a scope for my writings while we lived there.  Remained for seven short years which I wish could have gone on for eternity.  The neighbors were great.  Not much traffic problems in the cul-de-sac on which we lived.  Wonderful kids and animals kept us laughing all the time.

The view out our office window here in Minnesota where we now reside is depressingly bland.  To tell the truth, can not see anything out of it.  The animals here are all stray cats that like using our yard as their private litter box.  We have a strictly indoor cat ourselves.  Our cat likes sunning himself in our front room window.  Occasionally he gets too much sun and ends up barfing.  I am the only one that can stomach cleaning up his barf messes.

Regularly tell the cat he is responsible for keeping birds and animals out of the house.  That is why I open the window for him each morning.

Please Help Fight Destructive 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 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

Prompt for the Day: “Dirty”

The mind readers at the Daily Post division of Word Press apparently have learned that I have an extremely dirty mind, so they rewarded me with the prompt of today as “Dirty“.

Inherited Dirty Mind from Mom

Mine may actually have gotten worse than hers is these days.  Saw the prompt and my mind went straight to one of my favorite movies growing up,  It was released in 1987 the movie was “Dirty Dancing“.  I hated dresses but had my mother make me a dress just like the one actress Jennifer Grey wore in the movie.  We rented the VHS and watched it during one of our Girl Scout meetings one night.  I had already seen it at the theater in a town several miles away.  So my mom knew there were no shocking scenes in the show that would damage our young minds any worse than we already were.

Told a dirty joke at a first job interview for a networking company I wanted to work for.  The manager was a little afraid that I would not survive in the all male staff that was in existence.  One joke released all his fears and I was hired on the spot!

Please Help Fight Destructive 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 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

 

 

Prompt for the Day: “Fight”

Wouldn’t have expected the cowards at the Daily Post division of Word Press to chose the word “Fight” to inspire our creations for today.

I Fight Continuously

Started out fighting the faulty educational system where I grew up in in the middle of nowhere in southern Illinois.  Engaging in battle with the doctor I was forced to use as a child who always commented I was crazy or imagining things.  Went away to college to discover I actually had a disease known as multiple sclerosis.

A chiropractor stumbled upon this observation after me seeing him continuously for my neck and back being out of alignment.  He sent me for my first M.R.I.  The procedure was not just like an X-ray like he told me it would be.  They strapped my head down onto the table then fed the table into a long tiny tube (happen to be claustrophobic).  When they pulled the table out they tried to inject me with God knows what (am needle phobic, too).  Tried literally jumping off the table (remember the head was strapped down)!  Not a good move.  Since I had changed my position, they would have to terminate the session.  So I slinked back home to await the chiropractor’s call on the results of the failed test.

When he finally set up my next appointment, I reported prepared for a battle.  First off, the procedure was nothing like a simple x-ray, and now I had a really sore neck from having it secured to the table then flying off!  There were no other patients in the office which were really weird.  Normally the waiting room was full and noisy.  The nurses were even nicer than usual (they were extremely nice normally).  Was afraid someone had died or something.  They showed me to an exam room, so I started to get undressed for a spinal adjustment, they told me that would not be necessary.  The doctor just wanted to talk to me today.

Now my nerves were really starting to get the better of me.  I had done absolutely nothing wrong during the M.R.I. procedure, I just had been frightened.  When the doctor came in, he apologized to me for no longer being able to help me.   I either had spinal cancer or multiple sclerosis.  To get the correct diagnosis, I would have to undergo another M.R.I. this time using the contrast the nurses tried to inject in me last time.  He also suggested I try taking the valium before the next scan.  I told him that the drug had no effect on me the last time I was given it.  So he drafted the paperwork to have me sedated for the test.

After being fully sedated, I managed to sleep through them running the first round of scans and then injecting me with the contrast dye for the second round of scanning.  He also had gotten me an appointment scheduled with an area neurologist.  A few weeks after the scan was completed, I met with my first neurologist.  He told me I definitely had multiple sclerosis.  This is a disease I will be fighting for the rest of my life, unfortunately!

Please Help Fight Destructive 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 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

Prompt for the Day: “Incomplete”

The procrastinating people from the Daily Post group of Word Press chose the word “Incomplete” for some reason to motivate our creations for today.

Prefer Completions, Myself

As a type “A” personality with a perfectionism complex, incompletes DO NOT happen!  If I set a goal for myself, I complete it.  Force a goal on me, I still finish it.  The concept of incomplete is utterly foreign to me.  Have heard that people received incomplete grades in college, but how is that even possible?  Either you finish the class or you don’t, in my opinion.  Maybe if the student caught a bad illness during the semester, but remained in school with the promise to return when they are feeling better?  That is the only thing that makes sense to me.

Got and survived a case of mono while in college.  It drained the heck out of me, but I still attended as many classes as I could.  The boy I was dating at the time is who gave it to me.  Tried to not give it to anyone else while I had it, but I still went to my classes.  Did not require an incomplete grade to be put on my records.

Please Help Fight Destructive Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for 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 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