The Night before NaNoWriMo…

Today is Halloween.  Tomorrow I will have been listed for 8 months.  Next Monday, I have my next check-up.

Then on the 9th, I’ll be in Baltimore to discuss dual listing with John Hopkins.

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REBLOG: Dear Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Can We Talk Medical Marijuana From A Chronically Ill Person’s Perspective?

This is still a hot topic. I know I discussed this awhile ago in a past post. I discussed it then more in the context of how I also have some friends here in the PA area that worked diligently for a few years to get the PA Bill passed.

That said, I think Brittney’s post (Brittany is one of my fellow bloggers from the Chronic Illness Blogger Network) is great & brings up additional food for thought.

I think she makes some excellent points.

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True Jewels Dolls Proceeds Help Family Member Who Needs A Transplant

I know I talk sometimes about unique dolls.  I am fascinated with them & of course am a kid at heart.

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REBLOG From Counting My Spoons: Why Don’t We Ask For Help?

This reblog comes someone I deeply respect & admire.

She runs our Chronic Illness Blogger Network & sometimes gets us some things to review or a little something in return for a sponsored post.

She also has gotten us into an organized group of our own to toss around ideas.   I really enjoy the people I’ve met as a part of it.

On top of this, she cares deeply about the other bloggers she knows & can relate to the struggles of chronic illness.

Julie Ryan, thank you for reaching out to me & asking me to join the Chronic Illness Blogger Network.  I have learned so much & have had my creativity challenged which is always a good thing.

Julie’s blog is really excellent.  It’s called Counting my Spoons.   This month I’ll be featuring some of Julie’s content & posts I’ve found extremely insightful & helpful.

I hope you will too.

Here’s the first:

Why Don’t We Ask For Help?

This was especially applicable for me to read because I’ve always struggled with this.  I’m almost too stubborn & self sufficient at times, when I really shouldn’t be.    But I really love what Julie explored in this post.   So much of it resonated with me.

I bet it will with you, too.

(Photo credit: Photo taken from Julie’s “About Me” page.)

ALT SHIFT X: Lung Transplant Video

I really like this video.

It’s a good quick primer of a lung transplant.

It also talks about chronic rejection.    It does all of this in layman’s terms.

I think it helps those who may be supporting people going through a lung transplant understand this whole journey better without being too technical or with a slew of medical jargonese.