An Angel in the Midst…Part II

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

An Angel In the Midst…Part I

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

Remember When?

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?

Stand Up! It’s Finally Here!

  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!

Who Me?

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?

It’s Time to “Exercise” the Demons

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

The Fun’s Just Getting Started…

  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…

Surprise, Surprise…Just What I Needed!

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!

This Is a Test

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

“Love Is Not a Feeling…Love Is Action” (Part II)

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)

My Million $$$ Body Armor

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

Emily’s Story…Her Invisible Disease

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

I Can Hardly “Weight” Part II

“I Can Hardly “Weight” Part I” was posted on Friday, July 20.  Although Part II was written to stand alone, it would be in your best interest to read Part I first. Thank you for reading my blog!   ******* I heard the door handle turn so I suddenly opened my eyes.  I actually forgot … Continue reading I Can Hardly “Weight” Part II

I Can Hardly “Weight” Part I

Several years ago, my sister Cindy had experienced unexplained pain throughout her body.  She finally sought medical attention for her unfortunate situation. Her doctor mentioned losing a few pounds and stretching to remedy her unusual, intense pain.  She was 121 pounds at the time.  She said that her jaw dropped to the floor when he … Continue reading I Can Hardly “Weight” Part I

My Unhinged Roller Coaster Ride

Who doesn’t love a great roller coaster ride?  I understand they are not for everyone, but I love them!  It’s been awhile, but I would hop on one in a second if I could, even at the tender, young age of fifty. (Haha!) The adrenaline rush I get is exhilarating!  The more twists, turns, dips, … Continue reading My Unhinged Roller Coaster Ride

My New Reality… and the Littlest Things

My alternate universe made me feel as though I was living inside a glass bubble. My real, and very normal life was just out of reach on the outside of this crystal clear glass.   My new reality, on the other hand, is now taking place inside my bubble. I felt as though my forehead was … Continue reading My New Reality… and the Littlest Things

The Final Blow

God has so intricately designed the human body for everything to cohesively work together.  We are all so beautifully and wonderfully made. When one thing is amiss, it could potentially wreak havoc beyond belief, as in my mysterious case. My symptoms began with no warning and quickly created a vicious domino effect inside of my body. … Continue reading The Final Blow

“Love Is Not a Feeling…Love Is Action!” (Part I)

My husband, son, and I boarded a plane and flew to the port city of New Orleans in 2003.  The following morning, we would all board a cruise ship and head to Cozumel, Mexico. We were made aware of a tropical depression forming south of the Gulf of Mexico. Our captain made an earnest attempt … Continue reading “Love Is Not a Feeling…Love Is Action!” (Part I)

“What We Don’t Enjoy, We Endure!”

It was 4:00 a.m., well before my clock was set to alarm.  I instantly woke from a dead sleep to fully awake. I thought I was having a bad dream!  I sat straight up holding both of my hands in front of my eyes, just like what you’d imagine happening in the movies. The room … Continue reading “What We Don’t Enjoy, We Endure!”

This Little Thing Called Work…

It was Monday, June 6, 2016, just a few days before my anticipated vacation. I would meet, and work with my new district manager for the first three days of the week. I literally just met the man, shook his hand, exchanged a few niceties, and advised him of my impending departure just a few days … Continue reading This Little Thing Called Work…