Spina Bifida

The Mountains Were Calling

By pwsadmin / May 17, 2023 /

The Mountains were calling. We had a late start headed to Gatlinburg today. I asked Mom what time we left, and she said, “11:30 AM, I think.”I didn’t argue.I think it was more like 1 PM CST. We got on Highway 160 and headed toward Oneonta, Alabama, to get on the interstate.About 25 miles into…

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Gatlinburg: Here We Come

By pwsadmin / May 16, 2023 /

I took my truck for its annual oil change. Yes. It was a few miles over the recommended mileage.While there, I spoke with an 82-year-old man that was a card, I tell ya. He was a card.I’d like to write about him today, but some things I can’t write “Hot,” and he and his story…

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By pwsadmin / May 4, 2023 / Comments Off on 5/4/2023

The day began as usual.As of late, my Spina Bifida nerve pain has been extremely painful in the mornings. Maybe it’s the changing of the Season. I took “The Dawgs,” “Tommy,” and “Otis” for a nice drive this morning. For the day, I have a trip to the family cemetery planned.Me, Mom, and two of…

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By pwsadmin / May 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Friendships

Friends; friendship is one of the most important things to have in this life.I’ve had a best friend during each stage or chapter of my life.Being the best friend of someone who has things wrong with them is not easy. For many years, I hid the fact that I wore a diaper. I thought of…

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Sunday School Fish Fry

By pwsadmin / April 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Sunday School Fish Fry

I got invited to a Sunday School Class Fish Fry. I’m friends with several people in that Sunday School Class, and they know about my Spina Bifida, so I knew I would feel comfortable being with them. And I love fried fish.Not Baked. Not Broiled. Deep Fried. With Hushpuppies and French Fries that got Deep…

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Learning To Cope with It

By pwsadmin / April 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Learning To Cope with It

“I’m gonna stop complaining all of the time. I don’t like it.” “Mom, I want you to complain. If somethings wrong, then complain.” “Nah. I’m stopping.” All of this got said in jest, but what I said next,…hit home. “Mom, if I complained about my Spina Bifida fifteen times a day, would you want me…

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The Mussels

By pwsadmin / March 15, 2023 / Comments Off on The Mussels

Mussels. That’s what I had to eat—a lot of Mussels.They were good, too.“Boy, that sure was a good Birthday Dinner for Aunt Ann,” I thought. —I thought to myself a lot during this whole event— While sitting in the School line, my phone starts making a sound. “Beep, Beep, Beep” was the sound my phone…

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The Pink Floyd Experience

By pwsadmin / March 11, 2023 / Comments Off on The Pink Floyd Experience

Over one-thousand and, two hundred words are typed here.I felt they were needed, though.And honestly, I think the first part is a bit “Dry.”Any-hoo, here we go: My oldest Brother knows I love Pink Floyd. I always have.In ’94, I was fortunate enough to see them live for their “Division Bell” tour.I took my late…

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The New Doc

By pwsadmin / March 6, 2023 / Comments Off on The New Doc

—To Family and Friends Who Keep Up with My Health— I had a great appointment with my new Primary Care Physician.That’s a big deal.Anyone with something wrong with them will tell you it’s hard to find new doctors who work with their particular situation.It’s true.I’ve had doctors tell me they weren’t comfortable treating my problems…

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A Beautiful Day

By pwsadmin / February 24, 2023 / Comments Off on A Beautiful Day

“Good Morning, Sunshine!” the employee at the local Dollar General says to me as I walk in. I’m a regular at Dollar General.So much so that they would think something was wrong if I didn’t show up for a few days. They might even report it. “Good Morning!” I say back. “Was the dip good?”…

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