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 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!
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?
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
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!
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!
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
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 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
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
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!”
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…
This chain of events, and how they unfold, convey my story as a weird, twisted fairy tale. I wouldn’t believe it for a moment if I had not been cast as the main character. I had a “stranger” knocking at my proverbial front door. This stranger was persistent and I really had no choice. It … Continue reading A Fabled Illness
I was editing my next article when suddenly, some new thoughts emerged. I felt a nudge to change course and write this one instead. I know many people are dealing with their own personal battles. There is no one, including loved ones, friends, acquaintances, and even the strangers we pass by on a daily basis, … Continue reading My Battle ~vs~ My War