To The MDA We Go

A little over four years ago I was diagnosed with a rare nueromuscalar disease called Myasthenia Gravis. MG is also an autoimmune disease, of which I have many. Leave it to me to be diagnosed with a disease that no one can pronounce or has even heard of! Today was my four month check up. I go to the MDA clinic in St. Pete. My neurologist is fantastic. Today's visit with him was around 20 minutes and about 10 minutes with his nurse Sharon. Where can you find doctors like that? No matter how often I go to the clinic I still get a bit nervous. The whole day is stressful for me. I don't … [Read more...]

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Heroes

Let's not give the murderer at the Virginia Tech school any more attention. The University, police, FBI, whoever else needs to investigate this incident and why this man was allowed to continue as a student after a lot of warning signs. I'd like to think about the heroes. I've heard of two. I'm sure there are many more. In time their stories will be told. Zach Petkewicz and two other students held the doors to their classroom closed while the shooter was in the hallway. They heard him shooting and he even shot at the door that they were holding. Liviu Librescu, a professor and Holocaust … [Read more...]

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Hugging my kids

This Virginia Tech shooting really made me wanna hug my dd's today. It was easy to hug Peanut as I picked her up from school this afternoon. But I couldn't hug Lady Ali who is living away from home at UCF. Couldn't let her know I just needed to hear her voice because she'd get all "oh Moooommm" on me. So I made an excuse about needing some info for taxes - yeah we're mailing them tomorrow, to call her. When you have a 20 year old you have to be very careful of the words you choose. When she's a brainiack it makes it even harder. I'm lucky I can remember how to get to Peanut's school so … [Read more...]

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I like, I like

I've found something I acutally like on tv. Something I can watch without falling asleep or not to just keep on in the background as noise while I read. The Sundance Channel is now one of my favorite channels. Their films and series are nothing but unique and entertaining. I'll even read subtitles that's how much I enjoy their movies. No, I'm not an intellectual and you won't be either but you can pretend to be, I guess, especially if you mention in conversation that you watched "Breathless" last night. … [Read more...]

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