About the Author

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Hey! I'm so glad you stumbled on to my blog. Welcome! I'm glad to have you along for the ride. Join me as I give you a (VERY) honest, open and vulnerable look in to my life as a disabled woman. I will show you the mountains and valleys that life has dealt me and how I deal with them by God's grace and love. I would like for you to think of this blog as you and I pulling up a chair together to discuss our problems, whatever they may be and search for a solution, with God's help. Because with God, all things are possible (Luke 1:37).

​At this point in time, I can not reveal my identity because of the lawsuit against the doctor who disabled me. I have to be vague on some details and use pseudonyms until the day our lawsuit is over. I pray that will be soon! This has been ongoing for several years. I am ready for that chapter to be closed. I am ready to move on to the next chapter. But, God has shown me that this is all in His timing. Not mine. I must choose to rest in Him. 

 

I am NOT a doctor. Any of the medical things I do to help my condition and my pain are based on my research, suggestions from my physical therapist, psychologist, pain management doctors and specialists in my conditions. A lot of these out- of-the-box medical procedures are usually vetted by my Pain Girls, who give me insightful input, suggestions for more research or have been through the procedure themselves.

I am an investigative Journalist at heart and by trade. I have a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Marketing Communications. The last three years before I became disabled, I worked for a medical publication reading research articles and vetting articles slated for publication. Little did I know, that would prepare me with the skills to read and understand medical research papers and studies I would need to help myself navigate medical help for my disability.

Since I can’t give you too many details about me, I answered some questions below so you can get a feel for me. I can tell you this: I’m a boy mom, cat lover, dearly loved daughter of the King, avid reader of non-fiction on any topic I want to learn more about (WWII is my fav), lover of warm weather and sun on my skin (my body feels so much better in the summer!) I love flowers, flower gardening and being outside.

40 Getting to Know You Questions – like really, know me 😊 

  1. What is your favorite Bible verse/s? My life verse is Romans 8:28. This was my father’s favorite verse before he died when I was little. God has given me Jeremiah 29:11 to comfort me on many occasions and lately He has put Psalm 37:4 on my heart to show me He gets me and I need to put Him first. I also love Psalm 139 – very comforting.

  2. What is your favorite song/s? Let me tell you something a little strange – I don’t like to listen to music very often because it gets stuck in my head. It’s called an earworm – not kidding! If I listen to music, I have to be prepared for it to play round and round and round and round in my head for days or months. Very annoying! I do love old hymns and good rap music – yes, I love a good beat! Currently, my go to song is “My Lighthouse” by Rend Collective. The band Selah has some awesome versions of hymns with beautiful piano and violin accompaniment.

  3. What is your biggest fear? I’m a ball of anxiety, but I can pinpoint my biggest fear – the loss of my children. I would be lost beyond all hope.

  4. What is your favorite vacation? To the beach!!! Warm weather, water, relaxing waves, sun – good for my soul and body.

  5. What would you change about yourself if you could? Don’t get me started. Have you read my medical records?

  6. What really makes you angry? I get really angry, I mean really – ask The Hubby - when people don’t treat others right. I strongly dislike it when others are taken advantage of and when people don’t do right by others.

  7. What is your favorite book to read? Well, I guess the only book I read over and over is the Bible. Otherwise, I only read books once, glean the information and move on to the next. I only read non-fiction.

  8. What makes you laugh the most? Cat videos!!!

  9. What did you want to be when you were small? I wanted to be a jockey so badly! I stopped growing at 4’10’’ for several years. I thought this would be a perfect career. Then, I grew – a lot.

  10. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? Um, a horse! Duh! This was my passion, my reason for life, from the time I was 9 years old until the doctor took my ability to ride away from me.

  11. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Shrimp scampi!

  12. Do you like or dislike surprises? I love surprises!

  13. In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read? I love doing all that, but it depends largely on how my body is acting that day. Did I over do it and now I’m couch bound? Or is this a good pain day?

  14. Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? And why? I LOVED working before I became disabled. I loved what I did for a living and would love to go back to work.

  15.   If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? I love the thought of time travel. Outlander, anyone? I have always wished I was a part of my Grandma’s generation born around 1920-ish.

  16. How would your friends describe you? Out-going, lively, ornery, but get my feelings hurt easily by people’s meanness.

  17.    List two pet peeves. People who don’t use their turn signals – I mean, it’s the law, right? Dead trees left in people’s yards! Just cut it down, people! It looks awful!!!!

  18. Where do you see yourself in five years? If things went my way, thinking nothing of God’s timing and His will, I would like to have at least one book published, have a successful blog, working on writing another book/s and a Bible study. Maybe speaking to women at conferences.

  19. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Well, I’m kind of a clothes horse. I have more than 100 pairs of shoes. I have a saying over my desk, “There is nothing better then old friends and new shoes”. Ain’t that the truth?!

  20. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be? That is pretty obvious – not have the surgery that was botched and made me disabled.

  21. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? My father – that’s a given, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and my Grandma.

  22. How many pillows do you sleep with? Kinda funny this question is in here. Because of my disability, I sleep with a minimum of three on a good night.

  23. What's your favorite holiday? Easter! He is Risen! Plus, I love Springtime, floral dresses, hunting eggs and ham.

  24. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Putting my life out there for criticism in my book and this blog.

  25. What was the last thing you recorded on TV? Either Botched or Home Town

  26. What was the last book you read? I’m currently reading “Code Girls – The untold story of the American women code breakers of WWII”.

  27. Are you a clean or messy person? VERY clean

  28. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Maybe Reese Witherspoon?

  29. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? That all depends on how much sleep I got, how much pain I’m in and what’s on the agenda for the day – 10 - 45 minutes.

  30. What's your favorite fast food chain? Chic-fil-a!!!!

  31. What's your favorite movie/s?  The Sound of Music, The Miracle of the White Stallions, Kate and Leopold

  32. Is your glass half full or half empty? Always half full – sometimes with vodka

  33. Do you collect anything? Do cats count?

  34. Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? Taking care of our bodies – no tattoos.

  35. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Most def an extrovert. I NEED people!

  36. Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest? My hearing. I have very good ears.

  37. What do you do to keep fit? Well, that is something that changes depending on what my body allows me to do. Walking is best, if I can. I like the elliptical, if I can.

  38. Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken? My mother’s side of the family is Scottish and their family motto is ‘Never Unready’ or in plain English ‘Always Prepared’. My mom used to say this and it is my motto now.

  39. If you could be anything, what would you be? A professional polo player. I played in college and fell in love.

  40. What is a place you would love to visit but haven’t been able to yet? Europe!! I made The Hubby promise me we would go before we had children. But God had other plans and I had lots of surgeries instead.  

Hey! No shame here! Feel free to ask me a questions.

Even the real personal kind. 

Thanks for submitting!