It was October, 2016... After a somewhat uneventful flight back to South Carolina, I walked into my house regretting not giving it a good cleaning before our departure to Arizona. I had never NOT cleaned my house before any vacation, except for this one trip. I am what most people would refer to as a … Continue reading Maria to the Rescue! Part I
It was mid-September, 2016 and we were enjoying our short stay with our daughter and her family. We felt like Arizona USA was our second home. I believe my husband would move there today if we didn’t have close family in South Carolina and Georgia. Our daughter Tiffany and her husband Bill planned a day … Continue reading A Day Trip – Bisbee, Arizona
“I doubt that very seriously Honey, but thanks for calling to let me know...” So there I was...laying on my daughter’s living room floor nearly 2000 miles from home. My phone was “silent” on the floor beside me. My Apple Watch alerted me of the incoming call. It was my doctor’s office in South Carolina. … Continue reading The Answer to All of My Questions?
It was September 8, 2016, and excitement started building in my very being. It had been quite some time since I was excited about anything, so it felt strangely foreign to me. With a very important flight planned to Arizona USA just ten days away, it was difficult not to be excited. You see? My … Continue reading Arizona or Bust!
I was recently nominated for the “From the Heart Award” by Crushed Caramel as you can see in her recent post. https://wordpress.com/tag/from-the-heart-award I wish that I could thank her in person but she is across the pond, so our little blogosphere will have to suffice. Thank you Caramel for your vote of confidence and all … Continue reading Who Me? Part II
Since I was typically a healthy person, I had never googled anything as far as my health was concerned. Before June of 2016, there was no need to do this. I always imagined if I did, I would certainly be six feet under in a matter of days. I would eventually toss that thought aside. Curiosity … Continue reading Could It Be?
For this post, I need to take a quick trip back to my high school days. If any of my high school friends are reading this, don’t worry...I won’t tell on us! This quick trip immediately brings to mind that great divide between the popular kids and unpopular ones. I personally hung out with a … Continue reading An Angel in the Midst…Part II
I do not recall all the intricate details of this pivotal day in September 2016. I do remember the critical events that led me to the moment that gave me a small glimmer of hope. A shimmering light in the distance was God’s answer to my prayer. *** I also vividly recall the never-ending pain! … Continue reading An Angel In the Midst…Part I
I love rainy days! I get that from my sweet mama! It is so relaxing sitting on my back porch listening to the sound of the rain aimlessly falling from the sky. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropical storm for South Carolina, so I am also enjoying hearing the rustling leaves on the … Continue reading Remember When?
In a recent post, The Fun’s Just Getting Started… I mentioned a conversation between me and my manager about a stand up desk. You may remember, in that post, I was chasing “squirrels” but I finally got to this transformational conversation. Fast forward to now. Have you ever heard of Christmas in September? Me neither, so … Continue reading Stand Up! It’s Finally Here!
I would like to thank Crushed Caramel for recently nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. In following her blog, I gather that she lives in the UK. With me residing “across the pond” in the Palmetto State of South Carolina, our unlikely paths still crossed. (The beauty of blogging!) The rules of the award: 1. Thank … Continue reading Who Me?
Helplessness. was not in my nature, so it was time to act! It had been two full months since my unhinged roller coaster began. I had already been to Doctor #1 and Doctor #2. Until I received the results from the lab, I decided to take control. I could no longer sit idly by feeling … Continue reading It’s Time to “Exercise” the Demons
It’s so funny how I plan to write about one thing, and it suddenly turns into a story about MANY things. Some may call it chasing rabbits, I say, “SQUIRREL!” Bear with me! It was August 19, 2016 and I didn’t say a word to my periodontist about the horrendous joint pain I had … Continue reading The Fun’s Just Getting Started…
Who doesn’t love surprises? I did, but at this point, living in an alternate little universe, I’d have to say I really hated them! I get it! Hate is a strong word, and yes, my sweet mama taught me better than to use such harsh language, but I had incredibly strong pain to match exactly … Continue reading Surprise, Surprise…Just What I Needed!
Today I created a public “My Alternate Universe” Facebook page for all future personal blog posts. I will also share the posts I write for Lexington Medical Center’s “Every Woman Blog” twice a month. I did this in an effort to reclaim my private Facebook page for my normal life...whatever normal is! I enjoy writing … Continue reading This Is a Test
It was a chilly morning just a few weeks before Thanksgiving, 2004. We were standing at the ticket counter at our local metropolitan airport. There was no one beside, or behind us. My son was a junior in high school. He was flying to Washington, D.C. for a leadership conference being held in our nation’s … Continue reading “Love Is Not a Feeling…Love Is Action” (Part II)
It was painful trying to lie still after moving around, but equally painful to move around after lying still. I was living my life in a paradox. My body was screaming for help and my brain didn’t seem to be firing on all cylinders. Where was a flux capacitor when you needed one? I couldn’t … Continue reading My Million $$$ Body Armor
INTERVIEW WITH A JRA WARRIOR Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ~ A type of arthritis that causes joint inflammation and stiffness for more than six weeks in children aged sixteen years or younger. It affects approximately 50,000 in the United States alone. I have been looking forward to introducing sweet Emily! She is my niece and is … Continue reading Emily’s Story…Her Invisible Disease