Even the dog gets it. I had struggled with autoimmune diseases for years prior to contracting Covid-19. I am a member of various Facebook groups and have social media friends that share my struggles. I have been able to connect with some great people in real life. One I even met at mile 13 of … Continue reading Happiness as a Choice
I would like to anoint 2020 not as the year of Covid, but the year no one stopped complaining...ever. Every time I thought we reached the moment that it would quit, new things were found to complain about. Sometimes it was hilarious. But most of the people complaining? Didn’t really have much to complain about … Continue reading Adios 2020, and everyone else? Quit your complaining!!!
“Broken Arrow” captured by yours truly. It’s been an experience. Whenever my husband and I talk about things that aren’t so great in life, he does such a good job of framing it as part of life’s experiences. how could we appreciate the magical if everything was wonderful all the time? I think about where … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2020
In the short 47 years of my life, I have been committed to personal growth and learning. Even when experiencing bad times, I try and take a moment to reflect what it is teaching me. I learned a lot from contracting Covid. Testing is not as readily available as we have been lead to believe. … Continue reading Lessons Learned by One Man
People have a lot of feelings about 12 Step work. I know I am not in the greatest place emotionally because of Covid. I know I need help, but the thought of trying to search out a therapist who understands seems exhausting. I also know, from speaking to other patients, that many therapists have not … Continue reading Covid Mental Health and Recovery
Since it has become clear that Covid-19 is not letting up, I thought I would spend a blog post on items we found particularly important while recuperating from the virus. The two most important things you MUST have on hand are a good working thermometer (make sure you have back up batteries) and a pulse … Continue reading Covid Weapons
The New York Times has an excellent article about testing in today’s paper. What I like about today’s article is that it transcends the usual political arguments between the two parties. At this point it is clear that the Democrats want to throw a lot of money at the virus, but there is not a … Continue reading For God’s Sake – Testing!
Covid is a strange disease. I look forward to learning more about it in the future - since that is how science works. I chuckle listening to people who have never had it talk about it as though they know anything. Unless you’ve had it, work in the medical profession with Covid patients in a … Continue reading Neurological Covid
Ever since becoming infected with Covid-19, I have wondered so many things ... How will my body react a week from now? A year from now? Ten years from now? Who are my real friends? Do they really care to understand or does the reality of the infection frighten them too much to let too … Continue reading Because of Covid …
The Chicago Marathon 2019 It is incredible to consider that a year ago right now I was running the Chicago Marathon. I was running as part of the Team Joints in Motion for the Arthritis Foundation. I had raised $1200, I had been training since June, and I was trotting my arthritic body through the … Continue reading Once Upon a Time, I Ran a Marathon ….