I can't shut off my brain...
Before my parents died, Nov 2011, they had health problems that took them out of their home, to the hospital, into a nursing home and they died five months later.
Nov 2012, as the ambulance drove away from my house, I panicked because the s... Read more
Nevertheless, she persisted!!
Way back in the early 1970's I lived in my first apartment. They had an indoor pool, which I took advantage of using...nightly. My goal was to gain confidence in the water, as I would have panic attacks if I couldn't touch the bottom. I would... Read more
Can it be? I've been in short-term care for nine months, and experienced many changes. Therapy began May 16, 2016 and ended in July, when I hit a plateau. For awhile, I continued to workout on my own...but it's more fun when someone else is enc... Read more
I've been in a skilled nursing facility since May 13, 2016; receiving therapy and wound care. Many times my Physical therapist and I have discussions, about life and improving one-self.
One day it was about forgiveness...the past that's li... Read more
Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something special in them. To look at the sunny sid... Read more
I HAVE ANKLES!!!!
OMG.... I shouted at the occupational therapists today...do you have any idea how many years I have not seen my ankles?
Truely....I have not gotten weird on you...(well.....?).....LOL
When you have lymphedema, having normal limbs is ... Read more
Last Saturday, I was looking through my Kindle and decided to re-read some of my books. But instead, I accidently pressed the "music" button and up popped a message that asked if I would like to merge music files from another account?
I pu... Read more
Shoots and Ladders....
Do you remember the game of Shoots and Ladders? When I was a young child, I remember playing it often.
In the beginning of the game, it's all about taking small steps forward, climbing a few steps upward, hitting road blocks, falling do... Read more
I'm stuck in the past.....
Does the negativity from others change the way you perceive yourself? Or are you strong enough to still be the person you are capable of being?
My maternal grandmother was a positive influence that made me WANT to "do my best in everything... Read more
My depression makes me angry....
One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go.
Whether it's guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal.
Change is never easy.
We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.... Read more
Challenges of Life...
Many of us have different types of challenges that tend to clog up our lives ~ emotions, physical, health related, mind-games, etc. How we cope with them can greatly change how we feel about ourselves.
Are you the type that meets these c... Read more
A Dog Lover's Prayer
A year ago, our beloved Buck was laid to rest. Then 10 months later, Wayne was reunited with him. I miss both "my guys", but am comforted to know that they are back toge... Read more
A Whisper, a Song and a Smile
Thank you Pam (JUST2OFUS) - I will often thing of Wayne in this way...being as close as a whisper, a smile, and a song.
April 5th, Wayne headed to Tucson, Arizona for some warm sunny days - away from the Minnesota Winter. He was staying w... Read more
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Thank you ALL for the hugs, prayers, love and support!!
Thursday, when George and Theo came out to tell me the the "Love of my Life" had died...it felt like a freight train had hit me - full force in the chest. It took my breath away...
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