Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

16th Birthday – prompt by Light and Shade Challenge – June 4, 2017


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16th Birthday by Teresa Smeigh – June 4, 2017

All Johnny’s friends were getting new cars for their 16th birthdays. Johnny wasn’t sure what he was getting for his. His parents had been quiet.

Just as Johnny got tired of hearing all his friends bragging, his parents mentioned he was getting a car too.

Johnny started dreaming about a bright yellow mustang. He had mentioned it to his parents many times. He couldn’t wait to see it sitting in the driveway.

He started to count down the days to his 16th birthday. The morning had arrived and he sat at the window keeping a watch on the driveway. No yellow mustangs or other new cars went past and backed into his driveway.

Around noon a beat up red sedan pulled into the driveway. His dad and mom got out and wished him happy birthday.

Johnny just stared…

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This story is for the Light and Shade Challenge.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one).

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#DailyHaikuChallenge – Shimmers of Autumn – October 4, 2017


To take part in the Daily Haiku Challenge see  The Original Post from Day One

Autumn by Tessa Smeigh October 2017

shimmers of autumn

sparkling for all that see them

blinding us briefly

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one.

One liner Wednesday – Would it last – October 2017


One liner Wednesday

#1linerWeds badge by Dan Antion

 

Who knew it wouldn’t last at least 25 years?

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one).

October Writing Prompts by Michelle – October 4th, 2017


October Writing Prompts by Michelle

Colors by Tessa Smeigh October 2017

my pink persuasion,

more psychedelic colors,

bursts of brightness now

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one.

What am I doing at 4 AM?


I can’t sleep and the pain isn’t helping. I had about 3 hours sleep and that usually means that it will take a few hours or more before I am ready to sleep again.

I am researching and watching videos on youtube.com about spinal fusion which is something I might have to go through. There are very few if any discs left in my spine and bone on bone is very painful.  Spinal fusion is one way they fix it, however it is usually only one or two vertebrate that they fuse. I don’t know how bad mine is or if it is possible to fuse them.

The videos were kind of freaky although it did give me some hope as to recovery and being able to move again depending on what they end up doing. If I am lucky I can just have the steroid shots and live with the chronic pain, but maybe not. I already have nerve damage another consideration and the stenosis of the spine could cause more pinching of the nerves besides what they do see in there already. They only MRI’d the cervical and lumbar and I know there are some in the thoracic area as well.

I am freaking myself out, but can’t seem to stop looking at the info available. I need to know what can possibly happen.

I found out that the stenosis can cause involuntary bladder and bowel loss of control. I didn’t know that the incontinence of my bladder for the last 2 years could be caused by the stenosis. I don’t know if it is fixable or not. It says tell your dr immediately. Well I have mentioned it to many of my drs and no one seemed to be alarmed or care. Now it seems possible it is linked to my back pain and the spinal stenosis. I have to remember to bring it up to the pain dr while she is evaluating me for possible treatments.

2 weeks to pain management appointment. I hope the time moves quickly like the rest of my life is flying by. I want to get past all of this and am hoping surgery is not needed although from what I know and what I have researched it looks very possible.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (moving posts to other blog and will be deleting this one).