I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I live in Massachusetts, USA. I am disabled and on a very limited income but I have been fortunate that with Mitt Romney signing in our comprehensive health care insurance system, I was able to obtain a quality plan for a very modest payment. This plan has paid for all of my past surgeries, tests, doctors, pharmacies during the last 6 years. This included my c2-c5 fusion at a prestigious hospital done by a top surgeon with little wait time. My co-pays have been as high as $5.00 for brand name drugs and doctor visits. A plan as good as any major health provider! Continue reading →
Well here I am, back from the dead, so to speak.I wrote this page many months ago but it seems that all the text was lost when it was posted. Neck surgery went well for the most part, they disc a fusion of c4,5 and six leaving me with less movement than before but after it healed the shoulder pain went away on the left side and lessoned on the right.
Ok, So this is not about Fibromyalgia but it is about our freedom to deceide who has control over us. After reading this, you will agree that it is not Facebooks decision to remove pictures that were not public but for family and friends to see. What will happen as they continue this typw of censureship on a social network? If I publish pictures of my self, will they consider my deformed body and my 10″ scar down my chest as offensive for my family to see? Continue reading →
Got your attention? good, If you have been reading my blog then you know I have been going through a tough time with my daughter almost being killed in an auto accident. After almost 9 weeks in the hospital she came home, we had to keep running for doctors appointments and then more appointments. A little at a time she has gotten better and just a week ago she had taken a shower and forgot to put on her eye patch and later realized that her vision had come back !! Another small miracle, small compared to the other ones she already received.Then my wife took sick and after 2 weeks of misery they finally decided that her gallbladder had to come out. No sweat easy scope operation but painful. Well when they inserted the scope and pumped her up with co2 her heart rate fell and went lower and lower so they stopped and reduced the pressure. Her heart rate came back so they restarted the procedure only this time her heart stopped! Continue reading →
ON March 12th 2012 every post in this blog was deleted! Why, How? No one seems to know. I contacted my hosting company and they said nothing there has changed. Hmm other than their name, billing company, mysql database time up, security of the web sites I host, by that i mean I was unable to get into any sites I have created and maintain for others!!
Those problems were fixed but what happened to my little fibro blog? Did I do it? maybe the fog got me and I accidentally highlighted all my posts and hit delete! naw it cant be done, Continue reading →
It’s now early February, Patricia just came home to our house, although she could have used an other week or two in a rehab, no one was paying. Maybe it’s just our nervousness and she is ok. I don’t know, she has a halo on her head, a feeding tube hanging out of her stomach and a patch over one eye… Looks fine to me. Continue reading →
To my Family and friends who already know about Patrick and Patricia, you can skip this post as there is nothing new in it, I only want to update others who don’t know.
This is way off base from what this blog is about but then again maybe not. I am in pain, so bad I can barely think. Nothing is touching it and I do have narcotics and other “Fibro” Meds. The stress and strain, how can you control it, read on and get the basics of what is happening right now.
Last Wednesday evening at 4:30pm my daughter Patricia was in a horrendous head on accident, she had to be air lifted into Boston where she is now. Trisha is in the Intensive care unit of the Deaconess West Hospital with multiple fractures, ruptured spleen, broken neck c2 broken ribs and other things, she has pneumonia and they cannot operate on her neck in this condition. We had hoped that it would be done today the 20th, perhaps tomorrow, her spleen was removed and anterior arterial surgeries performed to stop hemorrhage behind her eye and going into her brain. She is in tough shape.
Pain, It is a huge part of our lives. We try not to let it interfere with us, but it does anyway. We all have our own ways for dealing with it and those who love us, for they can be worse than the pain and the long list of other “complaints” that we have. I am fortunate, I have been diagnosed with several “REAL” diseases, and open heart bypass surgery.
By fortunate ‘and I think most of you already know” with having these people now treat me different. If I get tired, they suggest I take a nap or “lay down for a while” that use to be part of Bob’s getting lazy or “just get moving, you’ll be fine”
Friday December 9th the Bridgewater Festival of Lights opened up and I was there to see the lights. It was a great night, on the warm side. The Bridgewater Academy Lions were there for the weekend serving free refreshments and helping Santa and his elves get the pictures taken with the children. It can be a job to keep kids on his lap long enough for a decent picture. My job is keeper of the flame! In other words I put logs on the fire to keep it roaring.
The fire attracts everyone when it gets cold, so I get a lot of company. As the secretary of Starlight Charities I have to be there at the light festival for every weekend and some nights during the week, but with my fibromyalgia it is a hard thing to do. The cold saps my strength and no amount of pain pills can ease the throbbing pain in my muscles and joints but the music and the laughter of the children make it worth the effort. Continue reading →
Poor Alec Baldwin force-ably removed from an American Airlines Plane for playing a non interfering game at the gate.. And I think I have problems Fortunately that would never happen to me for several reasons.
1. I am basically a nice guy who does what is asked of him by a superior. Yes when in the plane, your airline personnel are there to provide you a safe, comfortable trip and in these times they are also your superior, just like in jail, they are the jailer and you are the prisoner, So Alec needs to pretend (that’s acting) to be his younger brother, what’s his name. Continue reading →