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
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
It happens…… . A Time to Weep ‘It happens’—not quite the slogan I’ve seen on T-shirts, but near enough. It does. Soon enough, however, happy our circumstances, we will come down to earth with a bump. We have never cowered in terror with bombs exploding around us, or left our homes and possessions, our businesses… Continue reading A time to weep
A coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in acoma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness, or as a result of injuries, such as brain injury. A coma rarely lasts more than 2 to 4 weeks September 5,2014 was my last normal day… Continue reading The day I went to sleep
Not an easy road Hellooo world, I am sixteen days post op from left shoulder replacement surgery and trust and believe it has not been an easy 16 days. I digress, surgery went better than I expected with no complications from sickle cell, NOW that's a first ever. I was very happy and pleased when… Continue reading It’s been a while…..
I wish health care providers would listen to me, I think some are so determined to do their job and not listen to what patients say. The one thing I absolutely hate is that on top of have a chronic blood affiliated disease is that my veins are really small making me a hard stick.… Continue reading Just listen to me….
I normally cruise on Carnival but this time I did a four day cruise on Royal Caribbean because they sailed to Cuba. Part of my life after the coma is having vacation packages I totally forgot about but had to taken else I would lose all the money I had invested. Sickle Cell never ask… Continue reading Cuba – My third Cruise
Life after a coma has been the most difficult season in my entire existence on earth. One may say with any tragic and traumatic experience, especially a life altering one. The hardest time is rebuilding not only what was lost but yourself physically,emotionally, financially, and mentally all literally. I spent six weeks in a coma… Continue reading Yesterday’s fruit,tomorrow’s wine.
Happy Sabbath/Saturday to all! One of the damages from my coma was Brain Hemorrhaging and this was caused by multiple mini strokes in my brain. Sickle cell can and will damage every part of the body at one time or the other. Me as I explained in other post was total body shut down and… Continue reading Teach us how to Pray
A few days ago I was having a conversation with my son, basically about how someone we both know and love who is unhappily married and why people get married for the wrong reasons. My son said to me "I don't see why people need to get married, can't they just live together? why do… Continue reading Contract Vs. Covenant
As my surgery (go back a few post) Left Shoulder replacement surgery due to AVN - Avascular Necrosis from Sickle Cell. get closer I am not sure why I am filled with anxiety and fear. Usually I face all surgeries in the eye and go in ready to fight. Maybe I am tired of fighting,… Continue reading Fear is a liar
Definition of expectation. 1 : the act or state of expecting : anticipation in expectation of what would happen. 2a : something expected not up to expectations expectations for an economic recovery. Let's start with the first definition. We use this word constantly but have we really studied it. I had to learn a great valuable lesson or… Continue reading Expectations
Today was pre-op before surgery, one of my disappointments in having a blood disorder is the amount of times my blood in drawn because I have small - small really tiny disappearing veins. They brought in the vein finder, the sonogram machine, heating packs, butterfly needles yet none of these work on finding my veins.… Continue reading Pre-op