Old Newspapers

By pwsadmin / August 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Old Newspapers

—Old Newspapers— —August 1977 The news of Elvis’ Death has hit the world. My mother recalls that only the Memphis reporters had the exclusive, and the Birmingham, Alabama Newspaper didn’t have as many pictures or details about Elvis’ death.Remember, no internet yet. I was one year old— My birthday is not until October. Mom hears…

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Countdown To Trip

By pwsadmin / July 13, 2021 /

—T-Minus 24:00 — In 24 hours, we should be on our way to Mt. Airy, NC. I have double and triple-checked my medical supplies to ensure I have everything I will need. Still, I’m a bit anxious. It’s because I’m worried I will forget something. For example, and I use this example a lot, I…

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Spina Bifida Clinic

By pwsadmin / June 16, 2021 /

To all who keep up with my Health: Tomorrow, I have an all-day appointment at the Spina Bifida Clinic. It’s not an appointment that I ever look forward to.That’s because a lot of the patients are much worse off than me.Some are in wheelchairs, and some are in beds.—I sometimes feel horrible walking in there.…

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PCP 6 Month Check-Up

By pwsadmin / May 27, 2021 /

I did go to my Primary Care Physician today for my six-month check-up. My heart rate has always been fast. Even as a teenager.My Primary Care Doctor has been keeping a close check on my heart for several years.I even remember wearing a heart monitor. Anytime I’m in the hospital, my heart rate is about…

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Naming My Ostomies

By pwsadmin / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Naming My Ostomies

Many people with disabilities eventually end up getting either a colostomy or a urostomy.—I ended up getting both. While I was in the hospital, recovering from my urostomy surgery, the wound care nurse came in and asked me if I had named my newly installed urostomy yet. “I didn’t know I was supposed to.” “You…

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By pwsadmin / May 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Chattanooga

We had guests coming to stay at the cabin, and I needed to leave. On my way home, I realized something; I wasn’t ready to go home yet. So, I stopped off in Chattanooga and got myself a room at the Best Western. Instead of getting out and seeing the sites, I have been in…

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Friday Night In The City

By pwsadmin / May 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Friday Night In The City

The motel I’m staying at is on one of the main roads here. All night I’ve heard emergency vehicles pass by.Ambulance, Fire Trucks, and Police Cars have been going by all night.It’s Friday night in the city. Each time an emergency vehicle passes by, I say a prayer for the person(s) they are heading to…

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Morning Breakfast

By pwsadmin / May 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Morning Breakfast

It’s 11:20 AM here in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and I just walked back into my room from eating breakfast at the “City Cafe.” “City Cafe” is a chain restaurant. We even had one in Huntsville, Alabama.When I worked in Huntsville, I would walk over to the City Cafe to eat breakfast and lunch. The City Cafe…

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Evening Update 5/20/21

By pwsadmin / May 21, 2021 / Comments Off on Evening Update 5/20/21

Almost everyone staying here works during the day.These are blue-collar workers.One large group of guys who are staying here go around the Country laying pipe. Each morning, beginning around 5 AM, the guys start coming out and packing their things, such as lunches, into their work trucks and leaving.It continues until about 6:30 AM. Then,…

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Restless Night

By pwsadmin / May 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Restless Night

I had a restless night last night. It wasn’t the bed, I promise. The bed is great. Very comfy, in fact. I have a tethered spinal cord, which goes hand in hand with Spina Bifida, and it can be pretty painful at times.Last night was no exception. It felt like someone had my Spinal Cord…

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