Category Archives: Medicare

The Last Two Words Are Important…

This is why I am frightened.  Actually, the word  “terrified’ might be more accurate. Although I am a bit embarrassed to admit this, I confess that I have paid more attention to this election and the events leading up to … Continue reading

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How Medicare Cuts Might Affect Me

When I started this blog, I was pretty sure that I simply wanted to write about my life experience and how my disability affects me. Although I love advocacy efforts that increase the quality of life for people with disabilities, … Continue reading

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Dorothy, Are You Sure?

Dorothy wanted to go back to Kansas.  In her quest to do so she found some friends that needed a heart, a brain, and some courage. Let’s get something straight.  I like to work, and I like to work hard. … Continue reading

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Staying Home

Some people talk about how much they love the night life or going out and about exploring their world.  I have friends who wait for weeks in eager anticipation for the latest movie premiere or to try a new restaurant … Continue reading

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Hot Towels Required

It is a ritual that I started only recently. Just before I hop in the shower, I put two or three large towels in the dryer, so they are nice and warm and I can wrap myself in them when … Continue reading

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A Price to Pay

It started out like any other day.  I got up and began my morning routine.  Washed my face, brushed my teeth, made myself  some toast, and then I sat down at my computer.  My ritual is to check email first, … Continue reading

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Better Than Christmas

Most people consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky, but in terms of my day yesterday, I must disagree.  My day yesterday was better than Christmas.  You see, December 25th comes around every year. But yesterday I got to do … Continue reading

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