Read My Personal Account of Life With Spina Bifida

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—6/3/2021—

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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5/30/21

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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Naming My Ostomies

By pwsadmin / May 24, 2021 /

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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Peein’ Blood

By pwsadmin / May 23, 2021 /

—Funny Story Many years ago, I received an artificial sphincter muscle.The surgery was successful, and the artificial sphincter muscle was a big game-changer for me. Shortly after the surgery, I was sent home with a Foley catheter inserted in my urethra. The Foley catheter was connected to a Nighttime Urine bag. The urine bag had…

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Chattanooga

By pwsadmin / May 22, 2021 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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