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A Trip to the VA: Rat lungworm Urological Symptoms

A Story of a Girl and her Bladder after Surviving Rat Lungworm. A Trilogy My first appointment with the Urology clinic once I was on my own was January 20th, 2014. That’s 13 months and a day after I was released from the Community Living Center in the Phoenix VA Health Care System following my […]

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Corner Cry – Memorial Day 2010

It’s hard to put pure emotion into prose. Capturing the true excitement that burns, the overwhelming need to smile at something, anything, anyone, in words is a challenge. The past week has been incredible. I’ve shared moments with people where in unison we’ve express that “This is one of THOSE moments that can’t get any better.” […]

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Occupied Outburst

I wonder when people make rash, complete, and unmovable judgements about others to whom they’ve never spoken nor listened… I could have finished that sentence and told you exactly what it is I wonder, but quite frankly, I just wonder. I’m confused by the overwhelmingly accepted and fully believed poor is stupid mentality; that drug […]

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Bing Bang Boom Bomb Day – Recovery Towards an Authentic Life

My Journey towards an authentic life has been under way for quite a while now. It happened October 6th, 2009. I remember thinking, if we hit an IED and I’m sitting this way, I’ll break both of my legs. I adjusted my posture, pulling my feet underneath me, as opposed to wedged under the seat […]

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