Category Archives: depression

“The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes”

I know, those words are used in a Beatles song memorializing the heyday of LSD highs. Yes, I did go to college in the late sixties, and again in the late seventies. No, I did not do drugs during those decades. I did not inject anything until diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the first decade …

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Rain, and We Do Need It.

Last night brought bright lightning and long, ominous sounding rolls of thunder interspersed with loud booms suggesting someone nearby was feeling the losses of lightning strikes on electrical power lines. The rain followed, falling in heavy drops that had cars and trucks splashing quickly on the road beyond our windows. But it stopped as quickly …

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Boston Strong

Just a few weeks ago, I’d used a pressure cooker image to open my blog. My favorite television character, Gibbs (from NCIS) doesn’t believe in coincidences. And if I am to agree with him, and generally I do, then I have to wonder what made that choice of image so timely? I was reaching back …

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Last Day before Spring, with 12″ of Snow

I’m reminding myself that snow days used to be a blessing in my life ~ a gift from God, and a chance to catch up on correcting, grading, reporting, planning, collecting materials and the myriad list of chores that teachers do at home evenings and weekends ~ chores that always competed with family activities and …

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Finding the Day, Finding the Way

I’ve been pretty sure, for the past year or so, that this diagnosis of MS is an inaccurate shot in the dark. The “shot in the dark” was literal, for four and  1/4 years … over 1,500 evenings found me struggling, initially on my own but eventually with Rick’s help, to carefully identify an unused …

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Cleared From One Doctor’s Appointments

This has been a very busy ten months, but things are quieting down now. I’m happy to say that the dermatology surgeon gave me a clear pass today, with no more follow-up appointments with him for now. I’ll continue to see the dermatologist every three months, but the most recent visit with him also gave …

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Back to the Basics

Tomorrow will find Rick and I driving to see the dermatologist – a week earlier than scheduled. I called and asked them to move the appointment up because I’ve been watching a new brown spot on my back since Christmas Eve. It is right beside, almost touching, the large Z scar of my earlier malignant …

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