The Grand Finale of 2017

Christmas is fast approaching and moms everywhere are frantically begging for another week to prepare. This is the grand finale of the entire year. Christmas is the grand finale and the time for reflection with the end of one year and the glorious beginning of another. Looking back the year was fast and slow at…

7 Steps to Survival this Christmas

Chronic Illness can make the Christmas season one of frustration and exhaustion but it doesn’t have to.           Shopping I learned about this gem a long time ago from my kids. They say that necessity is the mother of invention. In my case it couldn’t be truer. As kids get older,…

December Melancholy

That December Melancholy has set in.   It’s an old familiar feeling that happens every year at this time, and as I get older it gets more prevalent. I’m pondering why this is.  I posted to my support group member’s and the resulting cry was yes, many group members feel that same depression at this…

A Chronic Voice Link Up

This is a my way of being social on blog posts as I share with A Chronic Voice to promote awareness of COPD and Chronic illness. Recovering   I am recovering from a Cardiac Arrest a few weeks ago.   It was a shock that I had another arrest, we were not expecting it although we…

Planning my Future with COPD

· I suppose it was a bit of denial on my part. I think we all suffer from denial, especially after the first attack. ·

Just two weeks ago, On my way to work I experienced severe shortness of breath. When you have COPD, at the advanced stage that I have you get used to shortness of breath.  It happens frequently and I have learned lots of tips and tricks to keep my oxygen levels between 88 and 92. When…

Lets start with the ICD

You just get out of the hospital and you have to start running. There is no time to waste.   Doctors appointments and follow-ups are set and by hook or by crook you are expected to be there. I am not sure how many of you will manage but I am lucky enough to have my…

Survivours Guilt -Again

In spite of my chronic illness, I work part time. I am college Business & Accounting Instructor. I really love my job and I love my students and they love me back.   Last Monday as I was on my way to work I suffered a heart attack. It was my 3rd heart attack in…