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Walking With Spina Bifida

A Day In The Life

By pwsadmin / August 7, 2021 / Comments Off on A Day In The Life

—A Day In The Life – Ostomy Care— When I started “Walking with Spina Bifida,” I wanted to tell about the “Normal” everyday life of someone disabled. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. A “Tell All” of my life and what I deal with daily. I’ll go ahead and tell you now to scroll past…

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Urine Not Looking Good

By pwsadmin / July 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Urine Not Looking Good

First off, I feel fine.I am not running a fever, either. Today, this morning, really, my urine looked real bad. Like “Pet Milk.”It’s normal for me to have pus or mucus in my urine. (At least, that is what it looks like)Today, however, my urostomy bag looks like a bag full of Pet Milk. Since…

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Health Update 7/8/21

By pwsadmin / July 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Health Update 7/8/21

To All Who Keep Up With My Health: I posted that I’ve always had a fast heartbeat.But, on my last visit to my Primary Care Physician, my heart rate was in the ‘120’s Bpm. So, I got referred over to a heart doctor. I had that visit today. I had an EKG done today, and,…

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Health Update 6/28/21

By pwsadmin / June 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Health Update 6/28/21

To everyone who keeps up with my health: You may or may not know, but in 2019 I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Since then, I’ve been put on medication as well as insulin, and I’ve been pretty good at keeping my blood sugar under control. My average blood/sugar range is 105-110, which the…

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Dentist Visit

By pwsadmin / June 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Dentist Visit

I spent some time today at the dentists’ office getting a temporary installed. (I like saying it like that) I absolutely dread going to the dentist for things like this.I’d much rather have to endure another surgery. The dentist deadened my face so that he could perform the procedure. I don’t mind shots at all—except…

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Spina Bifida Clinic Appointment

By pwsadmin / June 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Spina Bifida Clinic Appointment

I made it to my appointment at the Spina Bifida Clinic today. This particular Clinic is specializing in “Adults” with Spina Bifida. You may or may not know, but there is not much information on Adults living with Spina Bifida.UAB Hospital is one of the few places that has a Clinic for Adults. While there,…

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Intussusception Of The Bowel

By pwsadmin / June 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Intussusception Of The Bowel

—Intussusception Of The Bowel— I do not know if you have ever had a near-death experience or not, but in 1985, at ten years old, I was faced with the chance of dying for the first time in my memory. It all started with my stomach hurting; Followed up by not being able to keep…

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—Heart Health Update—

By pwsadmin / June 4, 2021 / Comments Off on —Heart Health Update—

To all my family and friends who keep up with my health: You may remember me posting that my heart rate has gotten elevated lately. I think it might be stress-related. Life is stressful.I’ve always had a fast heart rate that stays around 110bpm. At the doctor’s office, however, it was at 127bpm.The doctor kept…

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E.R. Visit

By pwsadmin / May 9, 2021 /

It’s 7 PM, Thursday, at one of the many hospitals in America. My doctor advised me to go to the E.R. because of kidney pain and high fever. The hospital is full of sick people. Not just the E.R., but the whole hospital is full up. There is not an available bed in the hospital.…

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