Prompt for the Day: “Leap”



The people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with a completely unimaginative prompt for our daily creations “Leap“.  They added one very obvious statement-“Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.”

Guess we are on our Own!

Made me think of the trip down to Texas for new hire training after I had been working with the company for well over a year.  We had to climb up a telephone pole and using repelling equipment, repel back down to the ground.  Talk about a leap of faith!  The only thing anchoring the equipment were a bunch of computer geeks like myself.  For once we had not been drinking yet that day.  Drinking was a normal at the company.  The employer actually supplied us with all the liquor we desired!

The establishment was bought out by Sprint, the newly formed version collapsed on itself within a few years. Leaving too many unemployed technical people competeing for the same jobs.  Technically, it was a huge FUBAR!  Computer people will know what I am talking about.  (So will miltary, since they invented the term years ago!)

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes



Prompt for the Day-“Five Items”

A female near to the Daily Post group of Word Press submitted today’s prompt of “Five Items” to start our imaginations working.  She added one simple straight forward question: “A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?”

My Five Items

Would have to include a safe source of drinking water, reliable source of healthy food, and an endless supply of pain- killers.   A good pocket knife would be useful in so many ways!  Would also need a source of my disease-modifying medicines for my multiple sclerosis.

Considering there are severe restrictions on the sites that administer the drugs, doubt it would be possible!  One could always dream.  Have the added complication of the fact if my body gets overheated, I experience grand mal seizures.  So a source of cooling would be necessary.  Maybe icing myself down would let me avert the impending seizures.  Who knows?

The sand would make it hard for me to get around using my wheelchair.  Would be interesting to see how I figure out the solution to the problem of a sand bogged down wheelchair.  A good stretch of my mental capabilities would be needed!

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt from a few days ago: “Pace Oddity”

The rushed people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the prompt of “Pace Oddity” to either slow down or hurry up our creative processes.  They added a single innocent sounding question to move us through our creating process-“If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?”

Want to Speed up my Infusions

The annoying one hour of getting infused with Tysabri is fine, it is the second hour I have to remain in the center to be observed that drives me nuts!  Tysabri is the medicine my neurologist has put me on to help modify the progression of my multiple sclerosis has on my body’s nervous system.  Has several annoying side effects like constant itching, compromising my immune system, and hair loss.  Don’t care about the hair loss, but the itching drives me crazier than I already am!  The compromised immune system makes me susceptible to whatever I come in contact with like athlete’s foot.

The case of athlete’s feet is making me have to visit a podiatrist to get the infection cleared up once and for all.  Probably will need to have the toenail on the big toe of my right foot removed to eradicate the fungus from my body.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Counting Voices”

The insane people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with today’s prompt to drive us further crazy of “Counting Voices“.  I thought they were referring to all the voices in my head! Here is the correctly added information they gave us-“A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?”

Two is my preferred amount, three overloads Me!

My best conversations happen with one other person when there are no added distractions like television in the background.  Having only one other person talking while the voices in my head refuse to shut up is hard enough!  If the other person insists on having something annoying like the T.V. on while we are talking, I still confuse the critical issues we are talking about.

Just have to get the voices in my head to clamor down occasionally!  My mind also seems to have it’s own radio stations on at varying volumes depending on my mood.  Having my favorite 50’s and 60’s music stuck in my mind can be fun!  Occasionally, my mind throws in a song from the 80’s to keep it fresh!

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Post of the Day: “Pat on the Back”

Am very proud of my best friend (second cousin) Rachel who has raised several children, and is now a grandmother to her first grandchild.  She deserves a “Pat on the Back” for surviving her first disastrous marriage and then finding the courage to look for love again afterwards.

Rachel is Happily Married to Kevin

Kevin was diagnosed with the same disease I have been suffering from since grade school.  The annoying disease called multiple sclerosis took his life calling of EMT from him.  He is now unemployed, but she continues to stick by him throughout his MS attacks.  Working two separate jobs to support her family, she wonders why she is always tired.

She suffers from fibromyalgia silently.  Her body constantly revolts against her struggles as a nurse.  She helps others survive in nursing homes and other places a starting out nurse is employed.  Lifting elderly patients when they need help moving around is all in a day’s work for her.  Administering injections to vaccinate young children from horrible diseases like polio and tetanus is fun for her for some ungodly reason!  Both Kevin and I agree she must have a hidden cruel side if she likes causing little kids pain.  But we love her just the same!

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Toot Your Horn”

The extroverts at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s prompt of “Toot Your Horn” to send us introverts running in fear!  Then they added two statements:”Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself.”

I Used to be Really Intelligent

Not so much, now.  In my heyday took myself off to college on a full ride scholarship.  Was given a wonderful internship where I would discover my true calling in life, as a network engineer.  As a network engineer got to tell traffic not only where to go, but how to get there!  My mom got a kick out of my description of my job’s work.

Made connections with the movers and shakers of the networking industry while at my internship.  They hired me on full time before I ever graduated.  The day after graduation married the love of my life.  We have been together for over 20 years now.  Have lived in several states in the USA together.  Left that company due to the loss of a coworker, whose memory made me have to find a new place of employment.  Still miss that gentleman, who passed away due to an allergic reaction to a dye the placed in his veins during an M.R.I. procedure.

Found a new employer that introduced me to major companies all over the country.  Helped major banks survive the dreaded year two-thousand nightmare.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day-“Drawing a Blank”

The garrulous people at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s prompt of “Drawing a Blank” to encourage our creative processes.  The then asked a question followed by a statement of direction: “When was the last time you walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.”

Have been Drawing Blanks since 2004

Every day I draw an endless amount of blanks, since we moved from Colorado.  Literally lost my mind after we left.  Been searching endlessly for it to no avail.  Try to find it by typing my words out now, since my handwriting is illegible now due to multiple sclerosis.  Lose a little more of my intelligence each and every day.  Keep up with my habit of reading daily and I write (type so it can be deciphered) each day that I do not have a doctor’s appointment.

Seem to always experience the “tip of the toungue” sendrom that is fairly common in MS patients.  It is also fairly common in people as they age, but I am not that old!  My husband is older than I am.  For some cruel reason, he does not experience this problem.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day-“The Road Less Traveled”

The vagabonds from the Daily Press division of Word Press chose “The Road Less Traveled” for today’s prompt to start us on our creation’s journey.  Then they added two simple statements:”Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.”

Prompt triggered a poetry memory of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken“.

Left to go out of state to College Alone

Had received a full ride scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University.  Was only 17 when I left home alone.  Knew absolutely no one at the school I would be attending.  Had I attended a local school, would have never ended up meeting the man I would end up marrying!

He was not a student, but we met through an on-line dating service at the end of my sophomore year.  Had just gotten over a bad break up with the guy I was dating at the end of my freshman year.  He was a little TOO possessive of me.  The guy actually broke into the apartment I was living in by myself!  Took a pair of my underwear.  Tried informing the local police of his actions, but they just laughed at me!

Would have never gotten the internship that started my career into computer networking had I attended a local school.  Got to meet major players in the networking industry first hand.  Made friends that would remain with me for the rest of my life.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt of the Day: “A plot of Earth”

The Editors from WordPress.com provided us with 365 Days of Writing Prompts. Today’s prompt was “A plot of Earth”. They gave us a single statement followed by a question: “You’re given a plot of land and have the financial resources to do what you please. What’s the plan?”

Having grown up on a farm

Know how valuable decent land can be!  Being as I now live in a very populated city, doubt the land here would be good enough to start a modest vegetable farm on.

Since that dream is not feasible, would have to create a place for handicapped people like myself to be able to gather and meet others like them.  Obviously, would have to have full accessibility to allow them to come and go as they want.  All bathrooms would have large stalls to accommodate their various accessories to provide their mobility.  Things like electric wheelchairs, scooters, or other devices would be the normal, not the exception here!  Would have a repair person on site to be able to make repairs if needed.

A storage of most common large parts would be kept on hand, in case they are needed in repairs.  Extra tires and tire pumps would be available.  Common tools like screwdrivers and wrenches of the most used sizes will be there for the repair people to utilize.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Karma Chameleon”

The ever curious people at the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the prompt of “Karma Chameleon” to ignite our creative fires for the day.  Then they asked a simple question-“Reincarnation: do you believe in it?”

Prompt got me thinking of a song: by the Culture Club by the same name.  Here is the video.

Reincarnation-  Who knows?

Doubt I had a life before this nightmare!  Why would have I come back to live in hell again?  Am not that much of a masochistic personality, myself.  Constant pain is no stranger to me these days.  My back hurts due to childhood scoliosis, my right big toe hurts do to an old outbreak of athlete’s foot that I failed to get cleared up.

Will end up having to visit a podiatrist to try and get the nail of my big toe on my right foot removed.  Want the fungus completely eradicated from my body, once and for all!  When you get fungus on your feet, DO NOT TRY to fix the damp problem by using creames or lotions!  My mother had a similar problem.  She had to take medicines in pill form for weeks and have the nail removed as well.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has prescribed for me for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes