Monthly Archives: June 2013


Today will forever be a bittersweet pill for me to swallow. I lost my father 11 years ago after his battle with cancer. I am so thankful for the 23 years I got to have him as a part of my life. He taught me so much, a big thing being to find what I love and do that. I found what I love and I’m doing that. I hope I’m making you proud. The sweet part of today was having my niece born 5 years ago. You make me smile just thinking about you, I know that Grandpa Beal is smiling too. You have enriched my life so much just being here. Being in a wheelchair ain’t no thing to you either, thanks for that. No matter what, I’m going to swallow this pill life has given me.


I have thrown my hat into a number of different arenas and one I have really enjoyed was speaking. There were two different groups I spoke with since the release of unDIAGNOSED: one was a group of students that had not read the book and I gave them a glimpse into my journey, both medicalContinue Reading


Since this blog is a place for me to talk about things I have dealt with or am dealing with, I figured let’s go for it and talk about this. Every so often it hits me and I get a little crazy, really a lot crazy. I will argue and wheel around our apartment likeContinue Reading


When I thought about posting on this subject initially my mind went to looking up statistics. I then thought, how lame! It is said laughter is the best medicine and I agree with that. When I’m laughing it makes everything so much better. Make sure to laugh everyday. Heck, you look better with a smileContinue Reading