Friday, June 09, 2017

Spritual Wellness

My alters are integrating, but staying in the periphery in case bad things happen, and I need aid in coping.  Most have already faded.  A few are still here.  We do positive things, like dance, drink, nod be merry, in addition to work.  My wife, Chief, is very cool.  She is the chief of surgery at Mansion Medical Hospital, and I spend time there, helping out.  I just left the NICU.  Celine Dion does a beautiful rendition of Lullaby in French.  While tending to the wee ones, I gently played her version.  LIttle Marcy, Jacob, and Ethan, are doing well.  Jacob is side by side with Ethan.  Each has CP.  My Beautful Boys.

In less than 24 hours after leaving my psychiatrists office, e-mail was exchanged.  The true, pure me is beginning to shine.  My name is in The Bible, and it says in Luke 8, Susana was the first woman Jesus healed.  Now that my PT is out of the picture, I am safe, comfortable, and feel very loved.

Erin and Amber are sober, and Melina and Emilye are dancing like no one is watching.  They miss their pal, Tucker.  At ages 15 and 13, they are gifted college students.  I couldn't be more proud.  Chief and I are more in love now than ever.  Melissa Renee Anderson, named for 3 women I met in my lifetime, are the inspiration for her name.  We have been married since October 10, 1993, and Melina is our oldest.  Our twins, Leila and Luciano, are turning 7 August 30, 2017.  The downside is we lost Luciano last year.  He had been battling AML, and lost the fight, April 12, 2016.

I am healing spiritually, and God is guiding me.  Even with Summer activities coming up, I am still changing.  And I can't describe it.  It's euphoric, and angelic at the same time.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

She's In

Emilye made it to the dance company!  She has given me another reason to smile.  Dance is the one thing we do to leave our disabilities at the door, and, in honor of my mom, Go for it.  I worked this weekend, and a new project is Thursday night from 6-7:30, so I am going to dance in the mornings this week.  Emilye is part of a large puzzle called D.I.D.  I recommend using Google to look it up, or Wikipedia.  Mental health education is key in my life.  In order to understand Emilye's role, education first, backstage passes second.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Back At It

My life has been a series of twists and turns since my March post.  My hip is like new, after bursitis injections, and I am back on the dance floor.  I am also hard at work, with both companies, and will be rewarded for my latest projects.  Research and clients never sleep, which is wonderful for me, because I not only aid them with product studies, but I also help get new products on the market.

This weekend I will be away with long distance relatives.  Fun lies ahead!  The month of May also means more projects, a mini vay-cay, and a chance to let my hair down.

More to come, so stay tuned!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

CP Changes

Starting Tuesday, March 28, 2017, I will be receiving injections in both knees and hips for pain management.  This is the alternative to knee and hip replacement surgery, which could be done, but we are working as a team, and opting for outpatient options.  So now, it will be my Baclofen Pump, pain injections, and options for natural treatments, massage, swimming, and if I feel up for it, hitting the gym again.  Swimming and massage are my best options though.  Both are low impact.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Pre Valentine's Summary

Summary of the past week.  Work rewards in the form of bonuses, and some love from family via FaceTime.  Next up, drum sessions.  Dancing has already shown positive signs since losing 7 pounds, necessary for my device to work properly.  It's not a pacemaker, but a Baclofen Pump.  Google it.  It's the miracle I have been living with since 2006.  Ten years and counting!  It makes my daily life so much easier.  My body is able to function and I can transfer easily.

This week will be busy, but my Valentine's Vacation will be lovely.  I am heading to Pearland to see a friend who gave birth almost 3 years ago on 9/11.  Her little guy is a flirt!  I even had a chance to babysit him last year.  It was crazy, but lovely at the same time.

I'll post after I get back, and work on posting photos.  Happy Valentine's Day friends!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Musician Links

Celine Dion, Tina Turner, BeyoncĂ©, and yours truly are linked for life.  Celine and I sing in French, and BeyoncĂ© Knowles not only gave us permission to use a song in our stage play, but she helped me tribute my brother on her website.  I also share my birthday with Tina Turner.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I have the strength, with God at the helm, to jump companies today, and earn more while learning about different topics as I conduct further research.  This is the coolest way to not only hone my skills, but gain education at the same time.  I learned today, that my field of work in a survey format is totally rocking.  In addition, doing surveys for the music industry are the highest paid options to date.  It's fun when I can put on my headphones, and go for it.  Honestly, there is no batter way to earn while learning more about different styles of music, and writing my reviews at the same time.

My best friend graduated with me from UH Main and our fields are linked.  She is in Maketing, and I in Market Research.  I wish my degree reflected this.  In a way, it kind of has.  I was able to use marketing skills while teaching, to put myself out there, and gain students.  I began teaching while in high school, and continued working in college and away from campus.  Granted, back then, it was volunteer work, but this counts on my resume too, should I revisit the field again.  I tutored privately, and while living in Spring, I juggled a tutoring job with educational retail.  Both of my bosses are still working quite hard as educational professionals, and I am proud to have them in my work profiles.

Today, everything is online.  However, I can still communicate with clients and colleagues in market research company chat forums.  Working from home allows me to have flexibility in family time and time with friends.  The companies know me well, and they know this is the best way to get things done, and take time off if I need to.  Remoting in is easy.  And if I am away, I can easily access my accounts, and take care of business.  When Mom died, I took bereavement leave, and had co workers that gave me the best support I could ask for.

Today I am still growing.  And I love the fact that in times of hardship, I learn more than the average person.  The toughest part of my job is being patient when my server is slow, or my connection drops while working.  Doing a reboot may mean the loss of an assignment, but these things happen.

I stay strong, and keep moving forward.