Soooo who is excited it's October and fall? ME! ME! ME! Fall has always been my favorite time of the year in America. I love the changing of the leaves, the colors, the fresh crisp air. This year I am now adding a new love to October and here is why. September was the year… Continue reading Trauma, Mental Health, PTSD and GOD!
The irony on September being Sickle Cell month is that very same month this disease put me in the biggest fight of and for my life. I won that battle but not the war as there were so many more battles that followed. I will forever be fighting I may not always win but I… Continue reading September in Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Did I share with you my depression period - it all happened in my life after a coma well of course this is what my blog is all about. So here goes my chapter on DEPRESSION. I never knew or understood what depression felt like. After all I have never really been depressed before September… Continue reading Depression and Mental Health
This post is for my silent suffers, my invisible suffers, my silent warriors. Many people may not know or are unaware but autoimmune basically means when your very own body immune system attacks health cells. The first time my own body's immune system attacked me was in 2014. I knew something was wrong because to… Continue reading Autoimmune
This facebook memory had me tearing you yesterday because it signify the how and were is all started and the meaning of most days about my blogging. Andrea Poyotte is feeling pained.June 14, 2014 · Petersburg, VA · Sickle cell crisis....pain.... Morphine... The struggle is real! ....Live love laugh learn! Happy Sabbath! June 17, 2014 · South Richmond, Virginia · Day 5 of… Continue reading Facebook Memories
I am all settled after my move got all the kinks worked out not to my satisfaction but I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed. So after getting out the FUNK of all that has been going on with BLM mixed with Quarantine I am trying to make the… Continue reading Basic Checking in
May 20, 2017 After a long day of flying and a week of rejuvenating my mind body and soul I have a letter.... Dear Life, Lupus and Sickle Cell, If you want me to bow, I will stand up straight. You can kick me down today but I will stand tomorrow. If you want me… Continue reading Facebook Memories
In his hands In his hands he's got the whole world, in his hands he got the whole world...... so I can't wait for the world to open again.. so in the mean time I decided to put a list in my planner and share on my blog of all the many joys I have… Continue reading I can’t wait…..
Anxiety, holding Magnifying Glass. Studio Shot Have you ever done something so risky that you were unaware of until you stopped took time and think about it and really analyze what you just did? Let me give you an example and I know I am not the only person this has happened to but ever… Continue reading Anxiety – my ignorance was bliss
Pain caused by emotional distress is more deeply felt and longer lasting than that caused by physical injuries, according to a new study. Aug 28, 2008. Read Now having been through both I can understand why research says this. If there is anything I have learned about pain in my life is that, unless you experience that specific kind of pain you… Continue reading P.A.I.N.
I am sure everyone can remember where they were on 9-11-2001 but how many remember the first attack in 1993? I do because it was a work day for me February 26,1993 at Strawberry's Clothing store. My very first job in High School. I started out in Brooklyn NY downtown store, November 1992 but after… Continue reading 9-11
What is Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia, or sickle cell disease (SCD), is a genetic disease of the red blood cells (RBCs). Normally, RBCs are shaped like discs, which gives them the flexibility to travel through even the smallest blood vessels. However, with this disease, the RBCs have an abnormal crescent shape resembling a… Continue reading Sickle Cell Anemia 101
Happy Sabbath/Saturday (this is a short post) I swear this is taking way longer than I anticipated. My doctor did explain that even if I had the same name surgeries done, the healing and recovery time can be very very different, but geezzee Louise it's annoying. Anyway, pain has felt a lot better in fact… Continue reading Recovery week 8
Tomorrow begins the new academic year for school in my district. Part of me is excited and part of me is still physically healing, so I am concerned how I will begin this year. A random stranger from this game app I play "words with friends", asked what do I occupation wise, I said substitute… Continue reading Teaching isn’t my job, it’s tied to my purpose.
I think one of the most difficult things that a human being encounters is the notion of faith and belief. Because of our human nature and the physiology of the human creation, we are created with senses. We are naturally inclined to hear, smell, taste, touch, and see. The more I mature in my walk with the Lord,… Continue reading Trusting Good in a Physical World