I AIN’T DEAD YET!

SO MANY PEOPLE LOOK FOR THE POEM- I AIN’T DEAD YET!  SO I DECIDED TO WRITE ABOUT MY CONDITION IN LIFE!  BUT I AIN’T DEAD YET! ALICE CROPPED

POEM- I AIN’T DEAD YET!

My mind alert to life

Frustrates my brain

My limbs are stiff

My back is fused

My kidneys in failure

Life yields no pleasure

Needs basic to life only

Nothing else brought to fruition

But – I AIN’T DEAD YET!

 Barely can I prepare the day

Which begins with one

Obstacle after another

I struggle to keep my body

Going for usual things

Messages sent, nothing moves.

I will it, but still I’m

Inaccessible to life outside

But- I AIN’T DEAD YET!

 

My heart yearns for change

Change to better the plight

Change to participate

Caught in this web

Of wasted tomorrows

Watching as the world

Greets me again each day,

Passing me by.

But- I AIN’T DEAD YET!

 

What has this fire ignited

To survive against all odds?

What is this throbbing desire,

To keep finding solutions?

A will to live in optismism,

Pushes my immobile body on.

I struggle, knowing tomorrow

Will be the same or worse!

But- I AIN’T DEAD YET!

TRAVELING WITH A DIALYSIS/ DISABILITY class-b-module-img[1]

I am about to embark on a new adventure.  As many of my followers know, I am a kidney patient in need of dialysis soon.  The number keeps coming up, that qualifies me for treatment, but other things negate the urgency for its use.  In plain language- if the water works (peeing) is still working & feet/ limbs are at a reasonable size, not swollen, then it can be held off for another month.  One begins to live from one blood test to another, but I am in kidney failure now which is the #15.  For those in this situation, my creatinine is between 3.2-3.5.  But my philosophy has always been that for every door that closes, there is another one just around the corner that has opened, beckoning me to keep going forward.  As this blog is titled- I AIN’T DEAD YET! Gives one my outlook on life!  Thus, I have begun a new brainstorm- Traveling With Dialysis.  This series can be found on my other blog-TRAVELS WITH AUNTIE NANA. The link to connect to it, is to the right on each page listed under LINKS. Our bodies may have given up long ago on us, but our brains are active & in need of stimulation.  So let’s fulfill our dreams to travel, pick up our marbles & live each day, as if it were our last.  Be adventuresome!  HIT THE ROAD!  I will be investigating dialysis centers, campgrounds, RV traveling, attractions, etc. & yes there are even cruise lines that will do hemodialysis/ peritoneal dialysis. .  Sooo……..stay tuned!  Your life as you know it could be changed forever!  CARPE DIEM!   SEIZE THE DAY!

NOVEMBER 15, 2009:  Look for  part of Bucks Co., PA  soon.  i have to check & double check, then will get it in here.  My energy is quickly ebbing!

RAMBLINGS

SORROW IN GHANA       sg0363[1]

SORROW IN GHANA IS WHEN A CHILD OF GOD DIES, FOR LACK OF MONEY FOR TREATMENT.  MY BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS KWAME, JUST LOST HIS SISTER BECAUSE SURGERY WOULD NOT BE DONE, UNTIL THE MONEY WAS PAID UP FRONT.  SHE DIED BEFORE HE COULD GET THE NECESSARY MONEY, SENT TO THE FAMILY BY WESTERN UNION.  IT AMOUNTED TO ABOUT $150 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  CAN YOU IMAGINE?  DO WE REALIZE, RICH OR POOR HOW LUCKY WE ARE IN THIS COUNTRY.  WHEN A SURGICAL PROCEDURE IS NEEDED, THE DRS. DO NOT HESITATE TO OPERATE. POVERTY IS A TERRIBLE THING.  WE SHOULD HUMBLE OURSELVES IN THIS POSITION FOR A FEW DAYS.  IN OUR COUNTRY OF PLENTY, WE HAVE ARROGANCE & GREED.  HEAVEN HELP US! THANK GOD THAT YOU WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH, TO BE BORN IN THIS COUNTRY.

TIDBITS FROM THE INTERNET

DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

                                            
 
Dr. Krauthammer is on Fox News. He is an M.D. and a lawyer and is paralyzed from the neck down.  A friend went to hear Charles Krauthammer. He listened with 25 others in a closed room. What he says here, is NOT 2nd-hand but 1st. The ramifications are staggering for us, our children and their children.

Last Monday was a profound evening, hearing Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to the Center for the American Experiment. He is brilliant intellectual, seasoned & articulate. He is forthright and careful
in his analysis, and never resorts to emotions or personal insults. He is
NOT a fear monger nor an extremist in his comments and views. He is a fiscal conservative, and has received a Pulitzer Prize for writing. He is a
frequent contributor to Fox News and writes weekly for the Washington Post.  The entire room was held spellbound during his talk. I have summarized his comments, as we are living in uncharted waters economically and internationally.  Even 2 Dems at my table agreed with everything he said! If you feel like forwarding this to those who are open minded and have not drunk the Kool-Aid, feel free.
               

                    Summary of his comments:

                    1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming
individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a cool customer who
doesn’t show his emotions. It’s very hard to know what’s behind the mask. The taking down of the Clinton dynasty by a political neophyte was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time.

                    2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and
Clinton. He has a way of making you think he’s on your side, agreeing with your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attention to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!

                    3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not
come to Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, including dismantling capitalism. He can’t be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along.
He has a heavy hand, and wants to level the playing field with income redistribution and punishment to the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada .

                    4. His three main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC
EDUCATION, and NATIONAL HEALTHCARE by the Federal government. He doesn’t care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap and trade will add costs to everything and stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is his healthcare program, because if you make it FREE and add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go through the roof. The only way to control costs
is with massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada. God forbid!

                    5. He has surrounded himself with mostly far-left
academic types. No one around him has ever even run a candy store.
But they are going to try and run the auto, financial, banking and other industries.  This obviously can’t work in the long run. Obama is not a socialist; rather he’s a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch what he does, not what he says.

                    6. Obama doesn’t really see himself as President of
the United States, but more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate & coordinate various countries and their agendas. He sees moral equivalency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany and England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors. This is the first President ever who has chastised our allies and appeased our enemies!

                    7. He is now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill
(and pain) will not come due until after he is reelected in 2012. He
would like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, and hopefully
his successor in the future. He has a huge ego, and Dr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcissist.

                    8… Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but
will emerge strong. Republicans are pining for another Reagan, but there
will never be another like him. Krauthammer believes Mitt Romney, Tim
Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in February) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere and intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts and info if she is to be a serious candidate in the future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller government, personal responsibility, strong national defense, and state’s rights.

                    9. The current level of spending is irresponsible and
outrageous. We are spending trillions that we don’t have. This could lead to hyperinflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity. The media is giving Obama, Reid and Pelosi
a pass because they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due and people will realize the huge bailouts didn’t work, nor will the stimulus package.These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama’s allies, unions and the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for
#4 above.

                    10. The election was over in mid-September when Lehman
brothers failed, fear and panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, and the war was grinding on indefinitely without a clear outcome. The people are in pain, and the mantra of change caused people to act emotionally. Any Dem would have won this election; it was surprising it was as close as it was.

                    11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%,
Republicans will be swept back into power. If it’s under 8%, the Dems
continue to roll. If it’s between 8-10%, it will be a dogfight. It will all
be about the economy. I hope this gets you really thinking about what’s
happening in Washington and Congress. There is a left-wing revolution going  on, according to Krauthammer, and he encourages us to keep the faith and join the loyal resistance. The work will be hard, but we’re right on most issues and can reclaim our country, before it’s far too late.
                     Do yourself a long term favor, send this to all who
will listen to an intelligent assessment of the big picture. All our futures and children’s futures depend on our good understanding of what is really going on in DC, and our action pursuant to that understanding!!

 

 It really IS up to each of us to take individual action!! Start with educating your friends and neighbors!!!