Read My Personal Account of Life With Spina Bifida

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Intussusception Of The Bowel

By pwsadmin / June 14, 2021 /

—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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By pwsadmin / June 8, 2021 /

— Septic — I opened my eyes to white fluorescent lights — a cold room.I realized I was in a hospital bed. I remembered that I was to have surgery.What I usually see after I wake up from surgery is a lady looking at a chart. I am generally in a room with other patients…

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My PawPaw and I on my Baptism Day

My Baptism

By pwsadmin / June 7, 2021 /

Twenty-Six years had passed since I had gotten Saved. I had now graduated college and received my Microsoft, Novell, and CompTIA certifications. I had gotten put on disability by my doctor from my career as an I.T. Manager. My grandmother, “Nana,” had passed away with brain cancer. “Tony,” my brother, had passed away at 38…

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Tommy The Dawg

By pwsadmin / June 6, 2021 /

We have a black Dawg (You have to spell it that way…) named “Tommy.” Tommy is a Black Lab mix. We’re not sure what type of dog he is mixed with. Well, Tommy saw his reflection in the window this morning. For ten minutes, I watched him argue, by barking, with the “Other” dog that…

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Woman running down rocks


By pwsadmin / June 5, 2021 /

I think that life comes in chapters. I have many chapters behind me already. When I get asked about something from my past, I have to think about what chapter they ask. “Was that before, during, or after I lived in Virginia? Was that before 9/11? Was Nana still alive then? Was that before Tony…

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Closeup stethoscope 

—Heart Health Update—

By pwsadmin / June 4, 2021 /

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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Sliced onions, bell peppers, and mini sausages


By pwsadmin / June 3, 2021 /

—6/3/2021— An excellent day today! Yesterday, I drove to the local “Piggly Wiggly” grocery store and bought everything to make BBQ’d lil’ smokies. I got the recipe from my Aunt years ago. I cut up one sweet Vidalia Onion, one Bell Pepper and combine those, in the crockpot, with two packages of lil’ smokie weenies.…

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By pwsadmin / May 31, 2021 /

—5/30/21— I had a great day today. I got up before daybreak and began moving around. My Church had outside services today. I left the house by 8 AM to get there early. The weather was overcast and cool. It reminded me of being in the great “Smoky Mountains.” I set my chair up and…

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A Frog Named Red

By pwsadmin / May 27, 2021 /

—A Frog Named Red— Watching someone you love go from healthy to death in a mere six months is hard. Losing a loved one is hard. My Grandmother, “Nana,” had been diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live. Each day, “Papa” and I would drive from Huntsville, Ala., down to Nana and “Pawpaw’s”…

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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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