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Just A Number.

I’ve learned a lot today. Today was a big day.

I sat in my ophthalmologist’s office and waited for my eyes to dilate. An elderly man – Tom – asked me about my orthotic shoes. 576 more words

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NaPoWriMo: My Poor Sick Boy

This is Sonny-boy. He’s been a member of our family since just after we moved into this home we live in now. That’s almost 8 yrs. 295 more words

The Selfishness of Sickness

I don’t sleep anymore. I’ve spent the last couple of hours watching YouTube videos proving Amy Schumer steals jokes (I’m so over her but I don’t have the heart to listen to the sadness of The BBC anymore so YouTube is my distraction) and now I’m watching the ceiling and accepting the fact I can’t sleep anymore. 798 more words

Personal Reflection

WORD OF THE DAY: ORTHOPNEA

WORD OF THE DAY

ORTHOPNEA:

Shortness of breath specifically when a patient lays down. These individuals will often sleep in recliners.

DIAGNOSIS MAY SEE THIS: 23 more words

How do I turn myself into someone who is no longer a "work a in progress" but  into a person who is progressing?

Since overcoming my last stroke, I am really in the process of “reprogramming” myself, I’ve spoken of this before, I know. Anyway, because of the damaged caused I’m still trying to get a GPS location on her, like “who am I? 337 more words

Unbecoming.

“I don’t want to become that guy. I don’t.”

“Which guy?”

“Sick guy.”

“I don’t follow.”

“It’s a beautiful day today. I’m glad you moved us outside.” 608 more words

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Beaten Path

It’s 2:56 am and I can’t sleep. It’s so disquieting listening to one’s own heartbeat in a dark and quiet room. Coupled with the jittery physical sensation caused by my new meds, and I’ve got my personal horror show with a rhythmic soundtrack provided by the erratic metronome of my heart. 114 more words

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