Everyone Has A Terminal Disease

Everyone has a terminal disease, called time
Everyone is dying due to time
Some will die sooner and some later

I was watching the video made for Zach Sobiech
He was diagnosed with a rare cancer at 14
He passed on 5/20/2013

In the video they show a video of the song that became popular, "Clouds"
The comment was that they didn't make the video because he was dying but how he was living

I have always had a special love for the song Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw
It was something that helped me thru when my father passed
He was living his life
He travelled, he volunteered, he helped others and he did what he could to make lives better
The greatest legacy he left is that many lives were made better by his life

It made me think, would someone make a video of my life?
Would anyone be willing to make a video of how I am living my life?
Am I living my life to it's fullest?
Am I inspirational?
Am I worthy?
Do I make others lives better by my life?


Well Isn't This Just Great

My last post, forever ago, included these Tasks/Goals
This year
Once I find out about my shoulder I will be doing what it takes to get it fixed
I will be doing dental to finish the preventative and what repair I can complete
I will be talking to my local doctor about switching my care from the VA to her since she is closer and easier to get to
I will be making progress on the house by clearing out the main floor and getting it cleaned up and maintained
I will be deciding on what events I want to support and go to, whether conventions, rendezvous, volunteer or just vacation time
I will be making changes and improvements in my finances
I will continue to post what I am thinking and feeling

I went in about my shoulder
Calcium deposits and beginnings of arthritis
I have done therapy on it and it is much better
Have to go back for another evaluation as I still have pain
Might get another cortisone shot since that seems to do more than PT itself

I got a little bit of dental done but then had a tooth pulled so had to put a hold on it for a bit
Have to schedule another appointment for more work

I talked to my doctor and she was happy to take my care
What I didn't have figured in was that I have a $2500 deductible
I have to plan for that money to come out at the beginning of the year
Some of my prescriptions are $350 each month
Since I have to fill about 6 of them, that is brutal at the beginning of the year if it isn't planned for

I haven't made much progress on the house yet
I am going to have to do the kitchen now tho
Then work my way out again

I know of a couple events I have planned
Convergence, Deer River, Big Island
Money will be tight so have to decide on others

Dealing with prescriptions at the beginning of the year got me behind on finances
I am ok but making up the difference is making things even tighter
I really need to do up a budget and make plans on dealing with finances on a schedule
That has always been an issue for me tho
I need a financial advisor to do it for me :-)

I haven't been posting
To be honest, I haven't been doing a lot other than "day to day"
Fighting depression
I am hoping that summer will help

I have formed a diagnosis on my self of gluten and corn sensitivity
I have dealt with issues of getting the runs off and on
I always put it off to eating something funny
It turns out that it is eating something bad for me
I have done better when avoiding high carb anyway to it is just more incentive to do more paleo

I am thinking about putting the word out for a working party
I would provide food and drink for assistance in clearing stuff
My kitchen needs to be cleared out, walls painted and flooring put in
If possible, I want to change out the door to the porch to a sliding one to let me use the space in the kitchen more efficiently
The current one opens up into the kitchen and takes up a large portion of the floor space

I have been dealing with something like a chest cold or lung irratation for over a month now
Not sure if I have funky sinus drainage or something affecting my lungs
I got a call from the doctor that it is time to schedule an appointment so will call on Monday and do that
Will include the chest check while I am there
Probably have to go in 2 times as they need bloodwork for this one, unless I go in early and do it then wait around and use up most of a day for it

Work is being stressful now
I can multi-task but having to troubleshoot issues that turn out to be caused by others can become annoying
I am becoming the subject matter expert on several things at work
Just adds to the workload
Doing well at it tho
Just have to keep doing 1 thing at a time and focus enough on it so that it is done right when I do it