Currently finishing a Young Adult Fantasy/Horror novel. Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. I have a BA in Psychology with a minor in English. Writing is my passion!
A year ago, I developed pain, warmth, and swelling in my right arm after a heart cath. For 3 days I attempted to treat the pain with a cool compress and pain medication. I figured it was just pain from the heart cath. I had them before, never through the artery in my wrist. I didn’t want to miss my granddaughter's 1st birthday party so planned on contacting my doctor the next day if it didn’t get better. During the party, my arm began to swell even more and turn red. My mother-in-law advised me to go have it checked just to make sure nothing was wrong. When I arrived at the Emergency room the nurse told me it looked like I had a blood clot. An ultrasound was performed on my arm and my artery was blocked from my wrist to my shoulder. One more day and I may not be here, writing this story about where I would go on a Solo trip. Before my hospitalization my answer would have been Walt Disney World in Florida which had been a dream of mine. But my daughter and son-in-law made that dream a reality. After the close call they didn’t want me to wait to fulfill my dream. After 47 years I finally got to see Disney World and meet Mickey Mouse.
Perseverance is Key. Pain. Suffering. Anguish. Discomfort. All of these I have experienced. We all have pain we will face at some point in our lives. From an early age I experienced pain and suffering too heavy for a child. My mother told me as a child I was born with a rare disease, which caused joint pain and swelling. At five years old my hand closed at the touch of a cold milk container and had to be pried open. I was always given the bed or couch to lay on since I could not get up from the hard floor. I felt shunned by the other children as they huddled together telling ghost stories while lying in their sleeping bags. I avoided sleep overs for this very reason. As a teenager Ben-Gay and Icy Hot were my friends. I smelled like an elderly person but did not care because it helped with the pain in my knees.
For many women the ability to advance their career, get a better grade in school, get out of a speeding ticket, provide for your children when you are a single mother; may unfortunately put them in a place to use their sexuality to succeed. For some men all women are an easy target. Especially vulnerable, desperate women.
November 18, 1993 I gave birth to twin daughters by C-section. The Beginning Me and my twin daughters. They were a week old.