Why not me?

Some people appear baffled when I say that I am lucky. They expect me to bemoan my health challenges with "Why me?" I have never seen myself as a victim, even as a young girl with severe ulcerative colitis, and then an ostomy, I thought "Why not me?"

This attitude persisted into adulthood when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and then Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. 

Now, in my 50's, living a vibrant life, I have decided to share my stories and just completed my memoir. Will I get published? I'm not sure, but "Why not me?"

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Meditation to the Maxx

For me, summer means swimming. July and August are the only months that I start my day with the fish in the lake. I love envisioning them...

Ably Minded

Recently I learned that people with ostomies are eligible for a break on their taxes. Yipee, I thought and emailed my accountant. Free...

Coffee Mates

It’s Sunday, but I have no one to bring a coffee. For the first time in 16 months, my husband wasn’t beside me when I woke up. The...

Dickey Days Ahead

I don’t do well living out of a suitcase. I have moments when I become exasperated when I can’t find what I’m looking for in the jumble...

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

I’m not scared of needles, but I was nervous about getting my COVID vaccine. The kindly man who administered my shot warned me “this may...

BOXED UP

We’re moving. My insides match the jumbled state of our house. People keep asking me if I’m excited about moving to the Bahamas. I am,...

Sun, Sun, Mister Golden Sun...

I woke up this morning with the bright sun shining through the blinds. I could tell there were few clouds in the sky. I immediately felt...

Disco Dad

My husband and I watched The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart documentary last night. Memories came flooding back; my dad...

Reunited. It will feel so good.

I’m letting myself get excited. In less than six weeks I’ll see my family again. COVID has kept us apart for the better part of a year....

The Hook of a Book

We are moving. That’s an opportunity to purge your stuff; lighten your load, so to speak. I am not a Pack Rat. BUT, over the years there...

Tossed and not Cross

I got tossed from a horse last week. People have said to me “that must have been so scary!” It happened too fast to be frightening. I was...

Bunny Tales

I am not religious, but still consider myself spiritual. Easter may not be a holy day for me, but I link the holiday to new beginnings,...

Blog Hog

My husband and I had a date night on the weekend. Somewhere after the first of our beverages, we got talking about my blog. I told him...

Think Pink

I am embracing my inner flamingo! A bubblegum pink sweatsuit arrived in the mail yesterday. My sister took the term “brighten your day”...

Gratitude Goals

Recently, my instructor asked me if I had any goals for my horseback riding lessons. Goals? That took me off guard. I confessed, “I’m...

Atari dreams

Last night, I dreamed about video games from my childhood. I woke up smiling - I had just won a game of Pong on my friend’s Atari. I...

Hearts and Crafts

During the pandemic, Crayola and I have become reacquainted. At the beginning of lockdown, I was cleaning up our cupboards and came upon...

The nose knows…

“Oh gross, the car stinks!” I hadn’t realized the auto was odorous. My nose was acclimatized; my senses happy, bordering on delighted....

Warding off isolation

“The feelings in your book are how I feel now, during COVID!” Ironically, if it weren’t for COVID, I wouldn’t have found the time or...

It's a shame...

Shame. It’s an emotion that we don’t talk about a lot. When I think back to nursery school we learned the song “If you’re happy and you...

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