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Hashtag #wearenotwaiting . . .

Saw this hashtag maybe a month ago and was elated. It was being used by patients like me. Although I did not see this as giving me permission to advocate at a new level, I certainly felt good to know … Continue reading

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Open Letter to my Diseases . . .

Dear Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Anemia and friends . . . We’re cool, ultimately. Not because I am happy to live with you all but because I had to make peace with you, since we met (in my teenage … Continue reading

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Leaving you in the DARK . . .

Not sure why it’s so hard for me to share the darkest moments of my story? As I write or speak, I think of it as a tour I take you on . . . and for some reason in … Continue reading

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Finding my “Notebook” . . .

A few days ago I found a lined notebook that my ex had brought to the hospital after I’d had my cardiac arrest. This notebook was in a black zippered portfolio between a stack of medical papers. Sheets with medical … Continue reading

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5 things that feel DIFFERENT now that I’ve prioritize my spiritual growth . . .

I started my spiritual book-ends practice with little expectation. (If you’d like a more detailed idea by what I mean by “spiritual bookends”, please read here.) Basically I have committed to spending constructive spiritual time first thing when I wake … Continue reading

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My Decision . . .

I wanted to write and share something in this post that is possibly the most difficult decision I’ve ever made. Even as I write this my heart is beating fast in my chest. I’ve spoken to some friends and family … Continue reading

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