Slow but Sure

Editing of the book is taking a bit longer than we expected but coming along nicely. Sooo, printing may take bit longer than expected but it is all good news. After I told you all about Dr Koop, something else wonderful happened. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a place which my husband and I have been involved with and I …

Exciting News on the Book

How can I describe the excitement I feel with the completion of this project coming to a close. My book is now being edited by Corey Blake one of my writing coaches and we hope to have a finished product in the next few months. There will finally be something for me to share with all of you. Most of …

Living For Today

It is important to live for today, not recklessly, but to live life and enjoy each moment. Enjoy the small things in life like the beauty of our earth, or the smile of a child. Try not to find fault in people too often, appreciate the good in everyone. Most everyone has something wonderful to give to life. We all …

Traveling With a Sick Child

What a challenge for my parents, three children, taking a vacation, one child is extremely sick. Where do they take us? How will I be as sick as I am? What if something happens? We managed to take small family trips during the time I was so ill. From what I remember they were always challenging. They had to worry …

My thought of the Day

We all have a purpose, right? Well I found this written somewhere and I think for me, it put life into perspective. I felt I wanted to share this will all of you. Whether you have been through anything like I have, or know someone who may have been extremely sick in their lives or not, this seems to say …

Another Hospital War Story

Vomiting was something I did often with a bowel obstruction. When I say vomiting I mean possibly ten times a day, for weeks at a time! Although the doctors did all that they could to stop it, getting sick was powerful and sometime stronger than the medications. Sometimes it was even the medications that made me sick. Dealing with it …

Being a Sick Mom

How difficult it is to not feel well when you have a baby or small child to care for? How about being completely unable to be there for his or her care because you are in the hospital? How about coming home and not being able to lift your crying child? How about not being able to have your child …

Living Life

I just wanted to be like the other children! That is all I wanted to do, be a normal kid. There is not anything wrong with that, is there? I refused to be different. I think that most kids feel the same way. Deep inside we all know that we either look, feel or are mentally different. I can only …

Being Judged

Lately, and even in the past, I have been approached by people that know me, not very well, but tell me they are so surprised that I was so ill in my life. The reason they are so shocked when they find out about my past is because of how I appear to them now. They tell me they thought …

Being Strong

I was blessed with being stubborn and strong willed. Sometimes it can be detrimental but in my particular situation I was lucky. Even as a young child I wanted to be “normal” and struggled to keep up with the other kids at home and at school. As a teen when I was ill I remained the same. I always kept …