Category: Life

Advice to Myself

My 52nd birthday is approaching and I began to think about the last thirty years of my life. As I thought about my twenties, thirties, and my forties, memories both good and bad flooded my mind. I thought about the things I would change, and those I would not. Then it occurred to me, what... Read more »

Acceptance Can Be a Hard Pill to Swallow

Acceptance can be a hard pill to swallow. Recently a friend of mine was complaining about her job and how much she dislikes it. As much as she would love to do something different such as going back to school to follow her dream, her life right now is too complicated by work, family and... Read more »

American Girl Dolls of Chicago---Their Real Lives

American Girl dolls are so popular among young girls and hated by many parents. I never really knew much about these dolls since I have boys aged 23 and 25; however, my nieces are completely mesmerized by the entire American Girl doll hullabaloo—yes I did use the word hullabaloo. Girls can either choose to purchase... Read more »
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Screw the Bucket List---I am Writing a F**k It List

Creating a bucket list sounds like a great idea; unfortunately, we tend to begin writing it only when we realize we are not going to live forever.  I started my list when I was 46 years old.  While I have checked a few things off of it, my list will never be realized not only... Read more »

Therapy Shelter Dogs--Rescuing Dogs, Saving People

My son had a brain tumor removed on Halloween of this year.  His recovery was complicated by numerous seizures which kept him in the ICU for 8 days.   He was on a great deal of sedating medications to suppress his seizures so he remembers very little of his stay in the ICU except for... Read more »

Saving our Country from Violence--When Will We Learn

I am watching the news coverage regarding the shooting today in an elementary school in Connecticut.  There were 27 confirmed deaths thus far of children, staff, and the shooter.  Chills run down my spine, I cannot stop thinking about how terrifying it was for the children, staff, parents, and the community.  I cannot even imagine what... Read more »
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My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving--Watching My Son Recover From Brain Surgery

This is the third installment of the journey of my son’s health crisis through my eyes.  While the journey is not quite over; each day the road becomes easier to walk on.   Here are the first two installments  if you have not read them yet–My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving–The Beginning and My... Read more »

My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving--Brain Surgery

My son has been in surgery for 10 hours.  Waiting a few hours is difficult, waiting 6 hours is agony, but 10 hours is completely horrendous.  Finally a nurse from the operating room called and told us he should be out of surgery in 15 minutes.  I had a huge sigh of relief; we will... Read more »

My Journey to Clarity, a Genuine Thanksgiving---The Beginning

Life can change in a minute so cherish every second of it.  I always thought I knew what was important in life but after experiencing these last 5 weeks, I realize that I really have no clue.  Here is my journey to clarity; I hope my story will allow you to contemplate what is truly important... Read more »
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Welcome to Nancy’s World!  I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it.  While I had a blog on another site, I am so thrilled to have moved it to ChicagoNow. Let me tell you a little bit about me.  I am a nurse practitioner who has a wealth of... Read more »
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    I am a nurse practitioner who not only treats patients, but has had chronic illnesses including cancer so I understand how frustrating medicine can be. But through all this, I have never lost my sense of humor and my ability to make people laugh. I love to cook, and since becoming gluten-free a year ago, I have recipes for everyone's tastes whether it be healthy, decadent, vegetarian, or gluten-free. My philosophy is all about health, food, laughter and life!

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