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by Kenzie
Rated: ASR · Book · Writing · #1160028
Fibro fog, pain, writing sandwiched in between. Quotes. Sermon notes. Encouragement.
A Texas Sunrise

Sunrise on Surfside Beach, Texas

A friend, William Taylor, took this picture. He visits Surfside Beach with his dogs almost every morning, watching the sun rise while the dogs prance about at the water's edge.

This is only about ten miles from where I lived in Lake Jackson, Texas. Sadly, I only visited this beach about four times in the six years I lived nearby.




Each day is a challenge. A challenge to get by without thinking about the fibromyalgia pains. A challenge to stay awake when chronic fatigure wants to take over. And a challenge to navigate through fibro fog.

I haven't been writing as much as in the past. For years, I wrote at least 500 words a day. Now, I'm lucky if I write 500 words in month. Sigh.

For more information about what my day (or life) is all about with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pains, IBS, depression and everything else thrown in, check this out:

It's a New Day  (E)
My pain and welcome to it.
#1028189 by Kenzie


Sunrise on Surfside Beach, Texas
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May 23, 2024 at 3:51pm
May 23, 2024 at 3:51pm
#1071591


There is good news and bad news.

The good news is that on my right side, I have a benign lump.

The bad news is that on my left side, I have invasive ductal carcinoma.

I have to choose my cancer doctor soon, because this cancer grows quickly.
May 23, 2024 at 4:27am
May 23, 2024 at 4:27am
#1071552


"A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket." ~ Charles Peguy




May 22, 2024 at 9:06pm
May 22, 2024 at 9:06pm
#1071541


I won't know the results of my breast biopsies until tomorrow or the next day.

Meanwhile, I was reading through my notebook.

Kenzie says: "If you dream of being a writer, you already are one! The words are merely being held prisoner in your mind. Release them!"

May 22, 2024 at 12:20am
May 22, 2024 at 12:20am
#1071506
Still requesting prayers. Today, I had biopsies of both breasts.
May 4, 2024 at 10:08am
May 4, 2024 at 10:08am
#1070505
I had my first fall as an elderly person. Hubby and son were not in the room with me, but even so, I was embarrassed. I jumped up immediately, which was a huge mistake. Jumping up quickly like I would have done successfully 20 years ago caused me to lose my balance again.

I ended up with a bruise on my right breast, 2 bruises on my left arm, an open wound on my right knee, a bruise on my jawline and neck. I have absolutely no idea how any of that makes sense. I look like I've been in a car accident or maybe even in a fight.

And all I did was fall in the living room where there is carpet and nice cushy furniture.


Daisy Sig from PassItOn

"My Favorite Neighbor
"Sharing Sunshine...It's What I Do!
"Admirable Women
"Whose Work Are You Stealing?
"The Potter's Cup and Saucer
April 29, 2024 at 3:31pm
April 29, 2024 at 3:31pm
#1070132
Biopsies on both breasts will be on May 21. I hope that we will get my son to his doctor before then.
April 27, 2024 at 1:19am
April 27, 2024 at 1:19am
#1069850


I keep getting messages for me to update my blog. Mostly, I don't see any reason to since it doesn't appear that anyone ever reads it. But on the off chance that someone might, I would like to request prayers for my family.

I could review the many maladies I have and face, but that takes time.

I'm Marilyn, known by my writing friends everywhere as Kenzie. I have fibromyalgia and all of the other maladies that tag along with it. Three years ago, I had a massive heart attack and ever since have been on oxygen. If I try to do any kind of exercise or even household chores, it leaves me breathless.

Last week, I had a mammogram. This week I had a diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound.

Next week I will be getting biopsies of lumps in both breasts.

My hubby is a writer here too. We met here about 20 years ago. Incurable Romantic. He has had mild cerebral palsy since he was a baby. Now in his elderly years, his leg muscles are weak and if he falls down, he can't get back up. He has diabetes II and now something is going on with his kidneys.

Next is my son. For years, he was our rock, doing the physical things around the house that Jim and I can no longer do. Then he woke up one morning unable to feel his hands and feet. He has unexplainable neuropathy. One doc insisted that it was due to a lack of B vitamins because he was a vegetarian for 10 years. Before that could be settled, he woke one morning with blood coming out of his mouth and nose. That they decided was non-alcoholic liver problems. He's been learning to cope with all of that when suddenly he has a lump where his leg meets his groin. Seeing a doctor should be a priority, but my son has agoraphobia. He needs antianxiety medication just to leave the house. But his doctor doesn't like prescribing it.

So there we are. We need some prayer warriors. And when I went looking for some, I couldn't find any here. That surprised me.

I can certainly ask for prayers on Facebook and Twitter. But this has been my comforting place since September, 2001...one week before 9/11.

Pray for us, please.






February 28, 2024 at 3:22pm
February 28, 2024 at 3:22pm
#1065152


In the 1700s, the average lifespan was 34 years. Benjamin Franklin lived for 83 years. Shouldn't we be copying what he did?



Daisy Sig from PassItOn

"My Favorite Neighbor
"Sharing Sunshine...It's What I Do!
"Admirable Women
"Whose Work Are You Stealing?
"The Potter's Cup and Saucer
February 25, 2024 at 2:45pm
February 25, 2024 at 2:45pm
#1064863
Black history month is almost over. Have you ever studied Langston Hughes? If not, I suggest that you do.

Here's a sample of his poetry.

Hold onto dreams
For if dreams die
Life is like a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes
February 14, 2024 at 8:07pm
February 14, 2024 at 8:07pm
#1064194
My mom used to sing a song about the word "can't". In our house, you were not allowed to say that you couldn't do something.

She sang, "I'll never, ever say I can't. I'll always say I'll try."

The other word that we couldn't say was "hate". We definitely were not allowed to hate people. We could hate their actions, but not them. We were allowed to dislike foods, but only after we had tried them. And even then, we had to try them again periodically, in case our tastes changed.

I tried to instill these same ideas in my son's growing years. And, yes, I did sing the song to him. *Smile*


****In 1902, an aspiring young writer received a rejection letter from the poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Enclosed with a sheaf of poems the 28-yr-old poet had sent was this curt note: "Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse." The young poet rejected the rejection however, and went on to see his work published. His name was Robert Frost.*****


We can't give up. We must always try.



A gift from Kiya

"My Favorite Neighbor
"Sharing Sunshine...It's What I Do!
"Admirable Women
"Whose Work Are You Stealing?
"The Potter's Cup and Saucer





February 12, 2024 at 3:54pm
February 12, 2024 at 3:54pm
#1064080


Today is Lincoln's birthday. Baby boomers used to celebrate it. We all had artwork of Lincoln's silhouette.
February 7, 2024 at 1:43pm
February 7, 2024 at 1:43pm
#1063711


Fantastic. A few days ago, my junk mail thought that it was time to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. Today, junk mail is wishing me a Happy New Year.
February 6, 2024 at 9:14am
February 6, 2024 at 9:14am
#1063627


Something weird is going on. All of my junk mail - here, at Yahoo mail and at Google mail - suddenly thinks that we're back in the Christmas and Hanukkah season. How bizarre.




November 30, 2023 at 12:14am
November 30, 2023 at 12:14am
#1060304
Sometimes it appears that fiction authors were actually modern day prophets. Big brother has been watching for a while now. History is constantly being rewritten. Words are being redefined. Good is considered evil and evil good. Not too far in the future, you will be crammed into small apartments in the city. People will own nothing. Farmers will be run out of the farmlands. And you will eat bugs and Soylent Green.

Baby boomers aren't going to be around for much longer. You'll miss us when we are gone, and you will realize that we have been right about so much. We've tried to warn you. If only you had been listening.
November 25, 2023 at 4:18am
November 25, 2023 at 4:18am
#1060074


I watched Dr Ben Carson on C-span. If you can find his speech online, either to read or watch on video, I suggest that you do. Dr Carson is a brilliant man.

He talked about the importance of making sure that you positively affect your sphere of influence. He's right, and I have heard multiple people talk about this in recent weeks.

At church, we cannot be just pew sitterrs, even if we have retired from work. I have never seen in the Bible that we are supposed to retire from being an active Christian. Perhaps we have to do different tasks for the Lord as we age. I'm always reminded about a woman I knew in Texas. She was 86 years old and couldn't even make it to church most Sundays. But she prayed for her family, her friends and neighbors, her church family, and politicians and business leaders throughout the country and the world. She prayed for 4 hours every day. Then she wrote letters and cards to everyone for whom she prayed. Her ministry was so important to our community that even people she didn't know sent stationary and stamps to her. She was, after all, on a limited income.

We are also not surpposed to be the equivalent of pew sitterrs in politics and real world issues either. Of course we should show up to vote. But we should also attend our local government meetings to hold those office holders accountable. We should find ways to get involved. Many of the problems surrounding us today are there because so many Christians prayed but didn't get involved. My grandma used to tell me to put feet to those prayers. When was the last time that you volunteered at a local school? At a homeless shelter? A soup kitchen? How about a women's shelter? Grandma also used to tell me that we are supposed to give of our time, talents and treasure.

Dr Carson reminded us of the words of Benjamin Franklin. When asked what kind of government they had given us, he answered, "a Republuc, if you can keep it." Carson also reminded us of the words of Nikita Khrushchev telling the West that our grandchildren and great grandchildren would live under Communism without them ever having to go to war.










October 26, 2022 at 4:54pm
October 26, 2022 at 4:54pm
#1039784
"Pity the man who has a favorite restaurant, but not a favorite author. He's picked out a favorite place to feed his body, but he doesn't have a favorite place to feed his mind!" - Jim Rohn


Daisy Sig from PassItOn

"My Favorite Neighbor
"Sharing Sunshine...It's What I Do!
"Admirable Women
"Whose Work Are You Stealing?
"The Potter's Cup and Saucer
September 11, 2022 at 1:39pm
September 11, 2022 at 1:39pm
#1037617

Remember 9/11?


For days, weeks afterward, we WERE NOT divided by race, gender or political parties. We were AMERICAN. Period.

Will we ever be that united again?
February 3, 2021 at 3:59am
February 3, 2021 at 3:59am
#1003538
Did you know that the swine flu only killed one person, but the swine flu vaccine killed 30 and paralyzed 450? Yep. That was a vaccine that President Carter had rushed to production in 1976.

People always use the polio vaccine as an example of why we should be embracing vaccines. Sure. But did you know that Cutter Laboratories, the company that produced the vaccine made a horrible mistake in the first version of the vaccine? Yep. They injected 120,000 with the vaccine with live polio virus in it and infected 70,000 of them – crippling 164 and killing 10.

Don’t get confused. Big Pharma didn’t make vaccines out of the goodness of their hearts. They are scheduled to make billions upon billions of dollars. You may not be paying for the vaccines, but they are not free. And they have not been fully tested. It usually takes as much as 15 years to create vaccines. And that’s the normal type of vaccines. These are different. And we don’t know the long term effects. But we can be sure that Big Pharma – since the 80s – is not responsible for injuries or deaths due to vaccines. That’s where the vaccine court comes into play, but most people don’t even know it exists. We also don’t know about settlements because the vaccine court puts gag orders on each and every settlement.





Daisy Sig from PassItOn

"My Favorite Neighbor
"Sharing Sunshine...It's What I Do!
"Admirable Women
"Whose Work Are You Stealing?
"The Potter's Cup and Saucer
February 3, 2021 at 2:58am
February 3, 2021 at 2:58am
#1003537
Homicides in:

•Los Angeles increased by 30 percent;
•New York increased by 40 percent; and
•Chicago increased by a staggering 50 percent.

Omaha, Oklahoma City, and Memphis all experienced a more than 50% increase in homicides during the same time period.
Some so-called experts don’t understand why all crimes haven’t increased.

Ummm…property crimes decreased because people spent much more time at home in 2020, and routine burglaries usually skip occupied houses. When shops are closed, there's no shoplifting and fewer larcenies. DUH!!

We’ve also had…
Increases in domestic violence.
Increases in financial problems.
Increases in isolation.
Increases in alcohol and drug abuse.
Increases in social unrest.
And increases in suicides. Worldwide.

For the sake of our country, urge your mayors and governors to allow businesses, churches and schools to open up.

The number of covid deaths is not what they’re claiming. Remember way back last spring, Dr. Birx told us on live TV that when a person died from cancer or heart problems, and yes, even from accidents, if he/she tested positive for covid, the death was recorded as covid. They told us this was happening. And so did loved ones who had people die.

The CDC website had had deaths listed as PIC – or pneumonia, influenza and covid – all lumped together. (Further, if you take time on the CDC website, you’ll discover that they admit and no one ever dies from flu. They did from “complications from flu” – usually pneumonia.)

The inventor of the PCR test has been saying for the past year that it was not designed to test covid and that most of the test results would be false positives. Sure enough, the CDC and WHO finally admitted the same thing. As many as 90% of tests recorded as positive were likely false positives.

So, following that….the people who died from cancer, heart attacks, car accidents…who supposedly tested positive for covid and were, therefore, counted as covid deaths could have been false positive cases. As many as 90% could have been false positives. They should never have been counted as covid deaths in the first place. But now that we know about the possible false positive tests, those deaths should absolutely be reclassified to show the real reasons people died.




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"My Favorite Neighbor
"Sharing Sunshine...It's What I Do!
"Admirable Women
"Whose Work Are You Stealing?
"The Potter's Cup and Saucer

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