This quote is so interesting to me, because we (society in general) “seem to” look down on addicts or homeless people in some fashion. I’m not saying there’s ingrained ‘bias’ at all. I’m just going on what I’ve felt myself & seen in my culture and community before addiction hit my family head on .Continue reading “A Moment To Feel Ok”
Had covid not happened, today probably wouldn’t have happened. And like most things covid, I wish today hadn’t NEEDED to happen. But it did. And I did. It wasn’t really my choice. I mean not technically. It was my son’s choice. Long ago my son’s choices forced today to happen. I zoomed into my firstContinue reading “Today Was a First”
As I left work and headed to run errands amid the Covid pandemic, I slowly put my mask back on that I had been wearing all day as a nurse. Usually I resist putting it back on, because of breathing, claustrophobic & dizziness issues. This time however, I welcomed it. Because today was another highlyContinue reading “I Decided I Like Masks”
Zero. What an awful number. Especially if you’re staring at it, in blaring red neon on the heart machine. I was sitting next to my 86 pound dad in the hospital, listening to the slowed beeping of the machine. His gaunt, pale, sunken face haunted me, but it still didn’t stop me from climbing intoContinue reading “Excerpt from 1000 Last Goodbyes”
For all those who see all the purple banners on overdose awareness day or see the videos of people with substance abuse disorders passed out and you scroll on by thinking, ” I’m glad that doesn’t affect me, I’m glad I taught my kids better” or “someone should have got them help” I applaud you.Continue reading “NOT ᗰY ᑕᕼIᒪᗪ”
Alcoholics and addicts are not criminals, they are sick people who need treatment. So when will the rest of the world understand this?