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The Secret Life of Hidden Disabilities

July 4, 2017

Hidden Disabilities gets it again!

November 17, 2015

How disabled do I have to look to be disabled with the use of a service dog? What happened to me was horrific today. Leaving Costco in La Mesa, my service dog and I were heading to the car. Out of nowhere, I hear this man yelling at me from his car that dogs aren’t allowed in stores. I just ignored him and went on my way then he starts his car and keeps yelling at me and I ignore him again. I get to my car to unload my things and this man pulls his car up next to me and keeps yelling at me about dogs not being in a store. I started yelling, “Help and call 911 please this man is harassing me because I have a service dog!” Two nice men, employees working for Costco started coming over to me. They were stunned themselves. I grabbed my phone as it was in the car and signing in to take pic and call 911 then the man drove off.

 

This is what is called emotional harassed and a violation to my space. Now I am in pain and a bit headachy from the adrenaline that is flowing through my body. It confirms why I need to publish my book on hidden disabilities and discrimination.

Chloe’s World

September 26, 2014

Chloe had a great day full of love and smiles. She had a play date with her boyfriend. Then we took our friend Lynn to Walmart.
Chloe is a mascot to many places and today it was Walmart. Chloe saw her favorite Walmart employee Dave. He always makes Chloe feel so special and is full of kindness.

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Chloe saw some pumpkins and asked if she could have a picture with them, and her mom (me) said yes!

Chloe’s World

September 20, 2014

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The antibiotics have kicked in and it feels great. Chloe and I helped a dear friend get to her doctor appointment and CVS. Chloe and I waited at the Vons next store. They have a clean patio area to wait and watch people come and go.

While waiting we met Courtney who works for Vons. Courtney was so kind she offered Chloe H2O while we were waiting for our friend to finish up at CVS. ChloeDSCF6323DSCF6322 also had lots to say today in her doggie language.

FYI: We did find out that Vons and Albertsons have been bought out and are merging. As they say more shall be revealed.

Chloe’s World

September 16, 2014

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What can I say about the job of a service dog, my Chloe! She has been patient staying in doors with me and keeps loving me up. Yesterday I started crying after weeks of being sick. Chloe came to me and kissed my tears from my face. Then she went and got a toy from her basket to share with me. We are being patient and continue to believe in everything there is a gift. Woof!

Hidden Disabilities

September 9, 2014

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease (CFID). It causes me horrible bouts of debilitating exhaustion; it is insanity at its best. I have different cycles some cause my lungs to feel like a deflated leather football, my vocal cords strain to talk and I am unable to sit up hardly. Sometimes my body aches like the worst flue hit me or like someone took a baseball bat and beat up every muscle in my body. Then there are times where I don’t have any pain and my body is just worn out like a rag doll who sits in a corner.
My temperature can drop down to 97 degrees. My appetite usually stops and when it hits for days I crave my air popped popcorn (my comfort food). I have had people ask me how I stay in shape if I am house bound. I have a chronic fatigue plan that I stick with.
My comprehension can be effected making it difficult to read or obtain any information that is important. I keep things organized because I can forget if I put something in the wrong place.
What is a service dog suppose to do?
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Chloe’s World

August 21, 2014

I just got in from my 2nd epidural and BOY talk about a nerve getting hit! I nearly passed out. My head rushed and I felt like vomiting too! The doc did a good job at trying to change the subject. Then I had to have me lie down, I couldn’t walk for a while my legs went numb. I am home and have weird sensations throughout my body.

Chloe laid on a towel and went to get up a few times and went back to lie down. When the doc hit the nerve she knew. Then when I couldn’t get up the nurse commented on Chloe’s concern for me. I finally greeted her then had to sit for a while because I couldn’t walk.
Chloe is passed out I think it took just as much out of her as it did me!

On a great note before the epidurals made it to Vons and Chloe had to have a pic with her buddy “Jordan” the lovely meat counter young lady! We received flowers from a woman that we help. WOOF!

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Chloe’s World

August 19, 2014

I saw this sign posted at the base of Cowl’s mountain warning people taking their dogs  up during excessive heat. Last month has been horrific heat in San Diego. I saw this man carrying his BIG dog down the mountain as the dog had nothing left in him. I don’t know if the mans dog lived?  

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Chloe’s World

August 15, 2014

This is amazing how do dogs know Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease? My Hayliegh sensed it and would keep me from going anywhere. When driving she would get in the front seat and look at me then look forward as if to make sure I am paying attention.

Chloe is year and a half is staying right by me either in my lap or touching me. I am finding it hard to breath, talk or walk. It is as if the whole central nervous system is shutting down. Lungs feel like an old leather football.

The only way through this health condition. What I mean by this is if I fight it by beating myself up for not being able to do life the longer it sticks around. Emotional energy can take up a lot of space and time. If I allow myself to go through with ACCEPTANCE it seems it will let up sooner.

I stick to my self-care list:
• Thank God for movies and I can tune out for a while or a few days.
• Eat really healthy, like veggies, air popped popcorn, Lots of water or sun tea.
• Light a candles.

I have made my little place a heaven on earth, so days like this I can relax.

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Chloe’s World

August 10, 2014

Okay so I have been working hard on my project on my laptop which is on my lap. Chloe puppy dog wanting attention in-between my mission. She doesn’t know she is on this mission too. Here she is trying to present a toy over the top of my laptop. WOOF!

Chloe is trying to make me take breaks.!

Chloe is trying to make me take breaks.!


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