Latest Article at Mustard Seed Sentinel – Dealing with the Corona Virus When You Have a Chronic Illness

Hey everyone!

I hope no one is exposed to the Corona Virus – these are the steps I am taking since I have a Chronic Illness.  Not panicking is also a way I am dealing with the possibility of being exposed!

#coronavirus #chronicillness

Mustard Seed Sentinel – Hacking Life – Dealing with the Corona Virus When You Have a Chronic Illness

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Hacking Life Journal Article – When Depression Continues Getting Worse

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well!  I am going to school and it takes so much of my time!

My depression is deeper and I write about it during my last article with Mustard Seed Sentinel.

https://www.mustardseedsentinel.com/post/hacking-life-journal-when-depression-continues-getting-worse

Does anyone else feel more depressed in the winter?

Melodie

#depression #helpmejesus #anxiety

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Lastest Article with Mustard Seed Sentinel – Hacking Life – How to Get Through Life Storms

Hey Everyone!

Here is my latest article with Mustard Seed Sentinel!  How to Get Through Life Storms!

Hacking Life: How to Get Through Life Storms

How do you get through life storms that can come at any time?

#howtogetthroughstorms #jesushelpme #jesus

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Wow! New Decade!

Wow – today is the start of a new decade!  I have been quiet for the last few weeks due to having tooth issues.  I started feeling better but I found another abscess…ugh.

It is still exciting to start a new decade!

Due to the Huntington gene, I feel overwhelmed that my life won’t be as long as another person. This makes me make decisions that look crazy but my body has been showing signs of HD.  I know that Jesus continues to encourage me that He is right there with me.  I am so thankful that God allowed me to move to Oklahoma City – I told one of my friends He gave me encouragement that I am not dead yet.

I hope everyone lives like they have been given a horrible diagnosis! It makes me draw closer to God.

I hope everyone has a great new decade!  Here to 2020!

#newyear2020 #wednesdaywisdom #newyear #huntingtongene #letskeepmoving #hope #jesus

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Starbucks BOGO every Thursday in December!!!

Starbucks is having BOGO every THURSDAY in December!  That is today plus two more Thursdays!!!!

Get your caffeine to get through the rest of this busy season!!! Bring a friend to give caffeine to!!

#Christmas #MerryChristmas #Jesus #starbucks #bogo #starbucksbogo

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Krispy Kreme Dozen Donuts for $1 – today only!!

Today only 12/12 Krispy Kreme is selling a dozen original donuts for $1!!! Go get your sugar buzz on!

https://www.krispykreme.com/offers/dayofthedozens

 

#discounts #jesus #Christmas #krispykreme #merrychristmas

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VA doesn’t make moving easy

I have moved twice in the past five years and both times the VA hospital is a mess. For some reason, they do not make it easy for doctors to see my records.  I can see all my records – I have been seen in Connecticut plus 2 Boston VA hospitals but since my main hospital was in Leeds Massachusetts the doctors really couldn’t see my records.   Even when I went to the Boston VA hospital my main one in Western Massachusetts could not easily access it.

Moving back to Oklahoma City I have to do an intake with Neurology and Rheumatology.  It’s like starting all over again or starting from five years ago.  The Rheumatologist was focused on issues I had five years ago.  He was rude and so was his Intern who I told to look for my last Rheumatologist which was in Connecticut. She told me that is was difficult to do so. Then the doctor argued with me about my hysterectomy making my platelets regular again.

The Neurologist never heard of burn pits which I do think is causing my breathing issues. I think it also caused my Fibromyalgia and other sinus problems.  Burn pits are like Agent Orange for Vietnam.

The VA needs a major upgrade to their system. The doctors should be able to look for my records as easily as I can.  I leave the doctor’s office exhausted, depressed, suicidal and angry just trying to update them.

#veterans #vahospital #veteransneedbettercare #thisiswhatfreegetsyou #depression

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Shouldn’t be this hard getting help

I’ve said it before and I will continue to complain.  Maybe someday someone will fix the VA but right now it is a mess.  I wrote about my horrible experience on my Facebook on what happened on Wednesday – I called the suicide hotline because I just didn’t want to go on.  I am so sad all the time then when I put in the effort to get help and the VA makes it so hard – it just feels like no one cares. They forget they only have a job because of me and other veterans who served.  I know why people just give up and stop trying to be seen by anyone.

Today I got a phone call back from social services they call you if you want when you have called the suicide helpline.  The two things I asked for in the 10 pages and two-hour intake was a person who had the ability to due video appointments and the other the person is a Christian. I have found in the past I am defensive about my faith.

The lady on the phone wanted to know my suicide prevention plan and I was not in the mood to explain – again.  The social worker was so focused on that she was missing what was throwing me over the edge and uncaring VA.

#brokenVAhospital #suicidalthroughts #neverlistening #suicidalthoughts #depression #suicide #anxiety

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