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My Dear Readers,

It’s been 1 year since I started my blog.

I would like to take this opportunity to Thank All the Wonderful Authors, Writers, and Bloggers that I have connected with within our community. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of everyone.

You Have All Touched My Life.

I have not posted nor been active in our community lately, and I would like to share why.

After having my lumbar spine fused with plates and screws in 2003. I was left with Intractable Lumbar Pain.

I have had an implanted pain pump for the last 10 years. My now 2nd pump battery was due to shut off at the end of January 2014.

Our medical insurance changed leaving me to pay out an outrageous deductible before any payment for medical services would be payed out at 80%.

As a result my pump shut off and I was placed on pain pills. There is a Significant difference having medication delivered directly into my spine to manage my pain and a pill.

This has left me depressed, in pain, and my quality of life has taken a downward spiral.

In January of this year I had a chest x-ray as part of pre-operative orders.

(this was before finding out the insurance coverage deductible)

I have Ground Glass Nodules, and a few masses throughout my lung fields.

I’m in the process of seeing a Pulmonologist.

I’m still left in the same position of not being able to have a lung biopsy due to the F$%*ing insurance.

I went from living for me a somewhat active life, to being completely sedentary,

Frustrated, and depressed.

Please know I miss reading and commenting on All Your Works of Art.

With Much Love to All My Friends,

Anastasia

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The Free Rider Award

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I’m Delighted to Announce, I have Received ¬†“The Free Rider Award”

From Zed, The Free Rider and his Onager.

From the Very Talented Writing The Body: http://writingthebody.wordpress.com

I’m Deeply Touched and Flattered to Receive this¬†Prestigious¬†Award.

I hold this Gift Close To My Heart as today is my Birthday.

If you ever have the Pleasure to meet the Free Rider, and his Onager. 

Please be Kind, and Extend an open Loving Heart. It will come back to you 10 fold.

The provisions of the Free Rider award:

1.  You may give this award to someone, to no one, or indeed to many people.  As the award is of no importance, this is a matter of choice, as it would be even if it were a matter of importance.

2.  If the award is to be given to anyone else, Zed enjoins you to say what it is that you like about that person or that person’s blog, for one thing the free rider does is to pay close attention to those at hand….

3.  if there is anything further to be said about the award, it is important, to some extent, or perhaps not to any extent, that you randomly italicize words, for Zed is renowned as purveyor of randomly italicised words, and most especially of the word italic.

4.  As such an award may or may not be real, it is important, or perhaps not, at least to believe at least briefly in such things as blogs, free riders, or even Zed, or the one here whowrites the body.