Category Archives: Disability

Finding Joy While Living with a Chronic Condition

For those of us suffering with a chronic medical condition or illness, the following post from The Mighty is a must read. The post discusses the challenges of living a ‘normal’ life when sick or in pain and trying to … Continue reading

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Turning back time

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ~Rose Kennedy The lingering … Continue reading

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Getting REAL about food

“Preserve and treat food as you would your body, remembering that in time food will be your body.” ~B.W. Richardson I can’t believe I am going to write this, but here it goes…being diagnosed with Gastroparesis (or GP for short) … Continue reading

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Getting REAL about weight loss: how I lost 105 lbs

No matter where I go these days, people ask me how much weight I have lost. I am proud to say I have lost 105 pounds! Many immediately want to know if I had weight loss surgery or if I … Continue reading

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Am I Becoming Jaded?

I like to think of myself as fair-minded. I usually give others the benefit of the doubt. I try not to form opinions and make judgments. However, I am finding that harder to do and I don’t like the person … Continue reading

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Unexplainable Life

I was having difficulty determining a topic for a post for My Unplanned Life until I viewed a photograph that took my breath away. In fact, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with my latest medical diagnosis and the requirements … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Caretakers, Disability, Don't Give Up, Faith, God, Hydranencephaly, Self Discovery | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

What the HECK is GP?

I began writing My Unplanned Life with the quote “Life is what’s happening when you are busy making other plans.” For my life, there is probably no other quote more appropriate. While I was celebrating losing 100 pounds through diet … Continue reading

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Being Courageous

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do,” ~Eleanor Roosevelt I admire courageous people. Last week my sister … Continue reading

Posted in Disability, Disappointment, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Liar, Forgiveness, God, Hurt but not Broken, Richard Carlson, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

He Got a Job!

One day shy of a year from the day he was downsized, my husband walked through the doors of his new place of employment. I don’t think there was another person alive who was feeling happier or more blessed to … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Depression, Disability, Don't Give Up, Dr. Liar, Faith, God, Joy, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Unemployment | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Gloom, Despair and Agony

I believe there are two types of people in the world. There are good luck people and bad luck people. Good luck people walk around with an aura of bright colors surrounding them and a spring in their step. Visual … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Disability, Dr. Liar, Employer and disability, Faith, Finding the joy, Pain, Pain Management, physical therapy, Self Discovery, Social Security Disability, Spinal Cord Injury, Surgery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments