Sunday, April 17, 2005

Good Book

I have a wonderful book to recommend for all of us out there suffering with chronic illness.  It is called Blindsided by Richard Cohen.  He is a writer and former tv producer who has been dealing with MS and its awful effects for the last 30 years.  He is also married to Meredith Viera of The View. 

The book was shockingly honest and raw in its truth.  He is completely open about his disease and its effects on his life, his ego, and his relationships.  I identified with it greatly in certain parts and had to put it down due to the tears.  It is a great, easy read and I really think all of us in the shitty boat of the auto-immune cruise-line would benefit from it.

My weekend was good.  My jaw is finally back to normal and I am feeling good as I always do just after my Remicade infusion!  Yay!

The sun shined and the weather was warm.  My ds8 had is first scout sleep-over at an environmental center in their bunk house.  He had a wonderful time although, he is quite exhausted!  I dread waking him for school tomorrow am.  Maybe God will smile on me and a car back-firing at around 7am will do the job instead of me!  LOL  Hubby didn't sleep much either as all the dad's played poker and acted as if they were in college again for the night.  (duh, men @@)

6 more days until our vacation - a Carribean cruise!  Wooohoooo!  It can't come soon enough!  I start the packing tomorrow, I am pretty organized already, it should go easy!

More later... Dawn


melisfrn2 said...

OH I hope you have a wonderful time!!!!  That sounds absolutely wonderful, dear, and you deserve it!

butterflygherl said...

Have a wonderful time on your cruise! I'm going to hide in your suitecase and come along. ; )


prsnhm7 said...

May the Lord Bless you with traveling mercy's... Thank's for the insight on the book.. I too am a  passenger of the auto-immune line.....

mileskittie said...

I belive if we the people of the United States,don't take stuff,out to the burn pile,and really see whats going on here,that we are more guilty,then the people who come against,us.Because we have choose to sit right on our big fat but's and never speak. I am 61 and never in my lifelime have I seen so many of our youth got of control.What Happened?Will we just quick,demandind themto respect,our elder's.Oh,you can read Harry Potter in school,But don't you dare bring your Bible.What in the world is going on in Amecica?