Thursday, April 4, 2013

New projects, new pages

I have created a new blog page.

If you feel so inclined be stop by to get updated on my progress with the book and upcoming events.

Affirmations of a middle-aged loon

I've decided, during my down time between employment, that I will start writing again. I am contemplating opening up a Kickstarter campaign in order to crowd-fund my research and efforts.
I will be putting together a development plan and marketing strategy over the next few weeks in order to see if it would be a good use of time, or a waste.

Thanks for reading. Keep an eye out, because when I start writing my book, I'll be posting here as to the progress, thoughts, and generally using this blog as a small inspiration/warmup area before I begin each day.

Hope everyone is having a great week, and thanks again for reading!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Finally have an answer for all of the ongoing pain

After a year of testing, poking, prodding, needles and drugs my neurologist and PM Dr. have finally come to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia set on by my guillain Barre syndrome.

I know it may not sound like a good thing, but for me, to hear from my doctors that they are certain this is what has and is happening and why. It really is a weight lifted to hear them finally have an answer after all of the I don't knows and maybes.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hopefully Restarting

I am really going to put an effort into updating my blog on a regular basis and completing my story of DX and recovery of GBS as well as other things I am interested / obsessed with.  Stay tooned all.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry I have not updated in a while. Life has been crazy. The short of it is, in October I had a relapse of GBS. We caught it quick, so a round of IVIG, a blood patch, and a short amount of recovery in PT and I'm back to life again.

Still managing neuro and physical pain from the first bought, but getting better day by day, bit by bit and continuing to put my all in the battle.

I will begin posting more in the up-coming weeks about what I've been up to, continuing the story of my experience, and the parts of recovery and the disease that many people aren't aware of that effect me every single day.

Have a great day, and I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Upcoming marathon fund raiser and more

For anyone still paying attention, still reading this. I will being doing a marathon fund raiser soon. This fund raiser will be to save our house.

With medical bills piling up, along with regular cost of living increasing, it has come to our attention in the Rickard household that we have been running at a significant deficit each month.  So, I will be hosting a livestream marathon soon in an effort to raise money to keep from losing our house.

I will post links to the video page as it comes up. Please let your friends know and make a donation if possible. Tune in, and watch the marathon, post questions and comments or call in and get on the live stream that way.

I will post info in an upcoming update as to what the donation page will be, what will be happening during the marathon, and all the other fun details.

As always, thanks for reading, and don't forget to post comments, questions, and anything else below if you feel so inclined.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Its interesting...
You begin recovery from something and you are considered better. But, that almost never means you are better. It means you are getting better, not worse. But, you may still be in pain, ill, or even terminal.  Too many times we think since some is not in a hospital, they are fine, and they should act that way.