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Strange But Useful Medication Side-Effects

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Strange But Useful Medication Side-Effects Over-Medicated

Medication Bottle: What worries me more isn’t that he thinks he can fly… But that it’s working!

Bottle #2: {{Flapping arms and flying}}

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Sunday Stew: Home Medication Management System

Sunday, August 28th, 2011
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Chato’s Wife: No Mom, HE’s fine when he’s balanced… Chato wouldn’t hurt… A… Um… Fly. Mom, I got to call you back. I forgot to give’em his medication again!

Chato: DIE FLY DIE! {{CLAP}}

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Sunday Stew: Home Medication Management System

In 2008, my wife made a deal with me; if she took over management of my medications, she would not leave me. I may be “twisting” her words a bit, but that is how I heard it.  (Without pushing taking meds or the fact that I take them and without them, I can’t function successfully.)  I can take my own meds without my wife’s help. However, by including her in my daily distribution, it actually gets her directly involved in my recovery.  It also gives her peace of mind not having to wonder if I’m taking my meds.  When I was left to my own med management , I would not be 100% compliant.  I’ve skipped a few days here and there and then a few weeks until I just stopped altogether.

It seems juvenile to do that.  (It happens more than you may think.)  So, my Sunday Stew offers this recommendation:  try letting your significant other take control of distribution of your medication. If not for any other reason then to be able to blame them when you’re not having a good day (because they forgot to give you your medications.)  Also, GONE is the constant nagging– ‘DID YOU TAKE YOUR MEDS?!’

So I say, let them have the responsibility and become your scapegoat when you flip-out cause you did not get your meds.  At the same time, let them sleep peacefully knowing they have us well-medicated.

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Meet TONEE VALENTINE The Piano Man at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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Meet Tonee Valentine! The Piano Man at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

In my blog post on Monday, I asked Who is The Piano Man at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport? Back on May 23, 2011, I was privileged to meet this wonderful musician… (in the above-video playing)… at the largest airport in the world…(with hundreds of thousands of travelers passing by him)…while he pounded those ivory keys; making calming music among the chaos.  Like a true professional,  he kept on playing while a baby screamed and cried, cell phones rang and conversations rumbled; filling the air with distracting noise.

When I sat down, I knew I was witnessing something special!  So, I start to record this airport Piano man.  I wanted to meet him in person but missed the opportunity.  (I had to catch a plane.)  I wanted to credit him in my video and  thought I had the correct name.  You can read more about that in my blog post:  Did I See Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish Playing at the Atlanta Airport?

Enter the POWER OF THE INTERNET!  The other day, I received this comment on the post I referred to as the Piano man looking like Darius Rucker:

Earthquake Felt from Georgia to New York – Shocking

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

What is more shocking than an ECT treatment…today, on the east coast, there was an earthquake felt from Georgia to New York!  {{{{SHOCKING}}}} It was surprising to everyone!  Gosh, who would-da-thunk such an event could occur on the east coast?  The good news is that according to media reports, no serious damage, injuries or death resulted!  No doubt, the quake frightened millions. I was shocked too and I did not feel a thing.  I just read all the chatter and posts and tweets!

When things like this happen, we tend to have a heightened sense of anxiety and stress. One thing I find helpful in overcoming these feelings is not to dwell on things we can’t control.  Rather, channel that energy into things we can control.  Talking about it helps and writing about it helps as well. Write an e-mail or phone a friend or chat or tweet your feelings.

What else can help?

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