Read My Personal Account of Life With Spina Bifida

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Purple Hearts

By pwsadmin / August 15, 2021 /

—Purple Hearts— This year, 2021, for Mother’s Day, I purchased several plants for the front yard. Among the plants I bought was three “Purple Heart” plants.I’ve also heard them called “Wandering Jews,” and to tell you the truth, I don’t know which name is correct. Maybe both are correct.Maybe you can tell me. I hung…

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Ridin’ A Horse

By pwsadmin / August 13, 2021 /

—Ridin’ A Horse— When I became an older teenager, I received an artificial sphincter muscle.That artificial sphincter muscle was a game-changer for me and my life. It works like this:It “Crimps” the Urethra shut, much like crimping a garden hose to stop the water from leaving the hose.With the Urethra “Crimped,” I don’t Pee on…

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Defibrillator

By pwsadmin / August 11, 2021 /

With our health being what it is at this house, we decided it was time to get a Defibrillator in case of an emergency. —Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is…

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Memories

By pwsadmin / August 11, 2021 /

As I sit here in my recliner, trying to come up with something to write about, I think back on everything that has happened to me since my last Journal/Story Entry, and … —I’ve got absolutely nothing … I did go over to my Uncle Bubba’s house to get things I had stored in his…

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A Day In The Life

By pwsadmin / August 7, 2021 /

—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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A Good Day?

By pwsadmin / August 7, 2021 /

—A Good Day?— The day started as usual.Painfully, I got out of bed to begin the day. Riding around in my truck in the morning helps with my pain.I usually go through a drive-thru and get a Steak Biscuit, Tater-Tots, and a large Diet Coke.Today was no different. When I got to the fast-food joint,…

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COVID Update 8/6/2021

By pwsadmin / August 6, 2021 /

—COVID Update 8/6/2021— Finally. Everyone here tests negative for COVID.Even me. Papa can start his 73rd year off COVID-free. …and that makes for a great birthday gift. That is all for now. Love you, –Lynn

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The Legend of Birdie Franklin

By pwsadmin / August 5, 2021 /

The Legend of Birdie Franklin

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COVID Update 8/4/2021

By pwsadmin / August 4, 2021 /

—COVID Update 8/4/2021— I tested negative again today. Well, it took a while, but they’ve learned to take their own vitals.All you do is take your temperature, oxygen level, and heart rate.Heck, the heart rate meter is built into the oximeter. I’m glad they took their own vital signs because I can’t get going today.I…

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COVID Update 8/3/2021 Night

By pwsadmin / August 4, 2021 /

—COVID Update – Night – 8/3/2021— Everyone is still doing well here, including myself. Mom did place an order with Wal-Mart Pick up, and I drove there to pick it up.It was my first time doing so, and I’ll do better next time. Mom told me to take a cooler with me for the refrigerated…

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