Dry Needling Pain Relief

Dry Needling Pain Relief
The first symptom of my Multiple Sclerosis nine years ago was extremely painful muscle spasms in my hip and leg that wouldn’t release. At first my daily pain was 5 to 7 but finally a prescription for Baclofen reduced the daytime levels to 3 to 4. Sore, but mostly tolerable. However, one big trigger was... Read more »

Disabling the Already Disabled is NOT FUNNY!

Disabling the Already Disabled is NOT FUNNY!
It’s not easy having any kind of a disability. Like many I try to deal with mine with a touch of humor. But what has been happening this year with Congress is scary. Especially for people like me. First, let me tell you why YOU NEED TO CARE about this. You’re not disabled. Your insurance... Read more »

When You Need a Walker, What’s the Best?

When You Need a Walker, What’s the Best?
I’ve mentioned before in one of my blogs that I need to use a walker. Of course I don’t like needing a walker, but having something to hold onto when my head is reeling from the constant dizziness leaves me with little choice. It may surprise those of you who don’t use walkers, but they... Read more »
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Stay Out of MY HANDICAP STALL

Stay Out of MY HANDICAP STALL
Please? Sometimes I think I must be invisible. I think it would be hard to miss a woman pushing a bright pink walker. But evidence suggests otherwise. Like this weekend. I was heading to the ladies’ room after a long morning away from bathrooms and was almost there. When another woman hurried in front of... Read more »

My Family? Your Family? No, OUR FAMILY!

My Family? Your Family? No, OUR FAMILY!
When I was growing up I had lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. Some related by blood. Others just by close friendship. I even had three grandmas. But one thing that I remember is being reminded that someone was “not your real” cousin/aunt, etc. I went to a Catholic High School that began the day... Read more »

I Still Hate Bullies

My 50th grade school reunion is coming up next month. An item on the questionnaire was “What didn’t you like about” the school. My answer was “the terrible cliques”. And thinking of those days still brought memories of the whispering, innuendos and outright bullying that went on. As you can guess, I was not one... Read more »
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How to Fix Health Insurance

How to Fix Health Insurance
My guess is that you are on one side of the fence or the other about health insurance in the good old United States. Keep Obamacare or get rid of it entirely.  You all have your arguments. Some valid, some simply uninformed, and some wildly wrong. But before you stop reading, at least give my... Read more »

Letter to President Trump from President Obama

Dear President Trump, Welcome to the home of the American People. As a former guest of this beautiful white house I can only leave you insights into what I have learned while residing here. I believe it boils down to one word: Respect. I’m not talking about respect for you or your position. But the... Read more »

Pinning My Hopes Against Hate

Pinning My Hopes Against Hate
When I cast my vote for President last week I felt that I was casting it against hate. Especially for the past eight years I have felt that haters in our country have become more and more embolden to speak and act out. How they feel that doing this somehow makes our country better is... Read more »
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Raising a Good Adult

Raising a Good Adult
Our son and daughter-in-law just moved into a new home. It’s an older home in and older neighborhood and just what they wanted. We watched the process from the sidelines of them selling their previous home, searching for and finding the home they dreamt of and moving into it. Our biggest contribution was babysitting for... Read more »