Not a me too moment…

Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for 19 years has taught me one thing. When you tell someone you have Rheumatoid Arthritis all they hear is the word “arthritis” and they say, “Me too!” Then they will go on to explain their osteoarthritis (OA). Now I understand how painful osteoarthritis is. It is not a joke. […]

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I would walk 500 miles….

I saw a post on Facebook. It was from the newspaper from my hometown. It asked if anyone drove a long distance to get a vaccine and if so, why. So I responded that I drove 120 miles to my mom’s house, then another 132 miles roundtrip to get her the vaccine and back. I […]

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It’s always one thing or another….

I live in the North Eastern part of the United States and we have had non-stop snow over the past three days. Day one, I did some laundry, sorted some items, and filled a few bags to toss out. After the weekend, I found out I had a traditional “snow day” on Monday, and I […]

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Like a Needle in a pandemic…

I’ll admit that the idea of a COVID19 vaccine made me nervous. I am the type of person who never gets a new product when it first comes out. I always wait until bugs are worked out. My initial plan was to wait it out to see how it goes. Obviously, if you’ve read my […]

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22 reasons why…

Today was a tough day. It was a typical work day with all the typical hassles that occur, but I felt like I counted down each and every moment until 2:25 pm. You see at 2:25 pm, I was scheduled for my first COVID-19 vaccine. My journey to this moment has been painful for many […]

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Overwhelmed…

I lost my dad after a battle with COVID-19 on November 10. Twenty-two days later, my Uncle also passed after being diagnosed with COVID a day earlier. Both were senior citizens. Both had pre-existing conditions. Neither one of them deserved to die the way that they did. Alone without the comfort of loved ones by […]

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‘Twas the night before a snowstorm

I wrote this in 2018. We didn’t have any snow in 2019, so I thought it would be fun to share this poem again. My blog has been pretty sad lately, so I hope this little poem makes you laugh. Be well my friends!

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They deserved better

Last time I posted about my dad losing his fight with COVID. Since then, I lost another family member. My uncle called the day after my dad died to tell us that he fell. My uncle had a myriad of medical issues, with one being severed COPD. My family (parents, cousins, etc.) followed guidelines and […]

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Dad

My earliest memory of my dad is squirting the hose at my mom with his encouragement. I remember my mom screaming in shock and my dad and I laughing hysterically at her reaction. My last memory of my dad, is his unresponsive face covered in an oxygen mask as I was crying “I love you” […]

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please

My 84 year-old father has Parkinson’s and degenerative arthritis in addition to heart disease, diabetes, and other medical issues. He is a fall risk and fell quite a bit. I was working with my parents on getting help, but could only do so much without their permission. They are fiercely independent. Over the summer, I […]

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