A Better Afternoon


After the meeting I didn’t want to attend, I had another place I really didn’t want to go. At least it is a common place and I am not afraid of the man in the white jacket. No, not that kind of white jacket. Not a white jacket for me, for heaven’s sake, don’t you know me better than that by now? LOL

No the white jacket was worn by the good-looking man with the nice smile; my doctor. Every three…

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A Better Afternoon


After the meeting I didn’t want to attend, I had another place I really didn’t want to go. At least it is a common place and I am not afraid of the man in the white jacket. No, not that kind of white jacket. Not a white jacket for me, for heaven’s sake, don’t you know me better than that by now? LOL

No the white jacket was worn by the good-looking man with the nice smile; my doctor. Every three months I have to go in to get lab work done for my diabetes. Every time I have to go in a week later and hear what he has to say.

I didn’t hear anything bad this time really. Usually he brings up  my smoking but he didn’t. He looked through my newly published book, Dahlia. He asked me if I was writing a new book and I told him yes, that it was going to be about Al and his MSA.

He said all my numbers on the lab work were good. He even said my sugars were lower than last time on the A-1C test, a test for diabetics to see how they are doing on an average.

You would think they don’t trust us to eat right all the time so they have to push this special test on us. Me, not eat right all the time? Would I ever consider eating more properly the week before going in for labs? I guess I will let you ponder on that one.

On the way and back I snapped a few photos. It seems that when I use my camera, I forget about the world. I don’t think about money, or Al or even my mood swings. No, I just think about what can I take a photo of so I can share it with my friends.

So here are the finished product. I always hope to get better each time. Maybe I do, and maybe I don’t. I guess the one taking the photo is the worst critic of all.

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Photos I Took


I took a few photos on my trip home from my daughters. Then today I took one of myself. I don’t look real healthy right now. I think it is because of so many tears and sadness, but later I can come back and look at compared to the next photo taken and see that I am healing.

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Updating MSA Patient, My Brother


Al continues to remain but the changes that he is being forced to deal with now are miles from being pretty.

He is now unable to swallow as well as he was last week. Fluids have been decreased in order for him to not die from choking to death. No more home-made pureed foods, only infant baby foods. No more coke, which is just terrible as that has always been Al’s favorite drink.

He has blisters on his feet. He had a goose size blister on his head which drained this morning. At any time he remains to develop new blisters. The illness is battling against me and his body.

It is determined to come outside of his skin and so gloves and any protection we have available is used at all times. Things are ugly, just plain ugly.

But you know me, I have to find something good about each day. The one good thing is that Rhino jumped up on Al’s bed one time, so I hurried and took his picture. Then I found ice on the trees, and I don’t remember what else, but here are the photos. Oh, I remember my friend who is staying with me made me a pink scarf to go with my new vintage pink purse.

I also want to thank all who have helped with Al’s funding for his tombstone.

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Photos of My Area, Warsaw, Indiana, Blizzard of 2014


This blizzard is more winds and below zero temperatures. The plow did come through twice and then my son came down and reopened my driveway. I really appreciated it and he didn’t mind since Hospice and the caregiver come here, but no one visited today. Very quiet as most people are huddled in their houses. Most businesses and all schools have been closed.

So here are some quick photos as I poked my head out the door. Also I have one photo of Al’s Christmas bear wearing Al’s favorite hat Marilyn from WP got him. Of course, it is a coca cola hat!

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