Posts Tagged ‘CFID’

Trying to get well

August 28, 2015

I have to thank all my friends and family for support.

It has been about six months now and with out getting technical I have had third complications from major surgery. Several bacterial infections at this time.  The hardest months have been through June to present. Not blogging, praying has been hard to do because of my health. What I do know to be true is God is with me. Not being able to workout all of these things have tried my soul.

My Chloe has been a breath of sunshine and stays close to my side while I recover.

If I can be honest the infection frightens me so…..I have nightmares.

Please pray for my healing and that God can use me as a vessel again and not a patient…..Chloe love

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease

May 26, 2015

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease (CFID) it isn’t fun, but it is my life. The only way through is acceptance with out internal self pressure. Sometimes my mind competes with what, “I used to be like, or what I used to be able to do.” This is short because typing and cognition is difficult. May we honor our truth and love ourselves in the process. #hiddendisabilities #Chloesworld #servicedogs


Chloe’s World

March 6, 2015


Guess what another misnomer! DSCF7110

The Property Management Company where I live, has now said, “The expenses” I have incurred over the past year for my service animal are not included in their calculation of my rent.  Needless to say, I was speechless. I new I needed help fast. I contacted my dear friend Patti Doyle. She lives here also and is waging her own battle with terminal cancer and her civil rights.  I called Legal Aid Society.  I spoke to a fair housing expert and she is guiding me through the process. Here  are the guidelines.


Question 1: What is considered an “assistance animal?” If someone brings a prescription for an animal to lower blood pressure, or for depression or emotional well-being, do we then consider this an assistance animal? Do we then allow for vet bills on those animals in an elderly/disabled household?
Answer 1: An assistance animal is one that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. Page 4 of the Glossary in the handbook gives a full definition of an Assistance Animal. Part of which is “providing emotional support to persons with disabilities who have a disability related need for such support.” See paragraph 2-44 and 3-38 for additional information on determining if a resident meets the definition of a person with a disability that makes them eligible for an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation and how to verify the need for an assistance animal.

The need for an assistance animal has to be directly related to a disability, and the services performed by the animal must alleviate one or more identified symptom of that person’s disability.

Veterinary bills as well as other expenses related to the upkeep of the assistance animal are allowed medical expense for a qualified assistance animal.

Question 2: Are companion animals’ expenses medical deductions just like assistance animals?
Answer 2: Yes, if the animal you refer to as a companion animal meets the definition of an assistance animal and the requirements of Paragraphs 2-44 and 3-38 in HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1 are followed.

Chloe’s World

January 22, 2015

Chloe watching over me at doctors then she thought she would drive me home!


Chloe’s World

October 9, 2014

Chloe is always working so hard at the computer!


Chloe’s World

July 2, 2013


I can hardly believe it my back pain is beyond acceptable. The medications I use for fibromyalgia usually kick in and work well, but not the pain I am getting in the lower right side of my back. It isn’t sciatica because it isn’t traveling down the back of my leg. It flares from my left foot and it triggers at an isolated place in my lower right back. I also have a weird sensation that radiates down the front of my right thigh (surface.) and feels like my right leg is going to give out. The only medication that works on my is muscle relaxers it makes the pain tolerable. I don’t like that I have to take all this meds, but I also thank God for bringing us biochemist to help give those of us relief from pain or at least enough relief to live some parts of my life.   

Thank you God for the cane because I needed it today.  Tonight at a meeting a cute young lady said “Kim you look to cute on a cane and platforms.” I shared with her that I not giving up because I am in pain and trying look semi descent while living in excruciating pain.


 I thank God for having a laptop, so I can type out this message. I had a desk top before and there would be no way to sit and type at a desk.


Chloe plays a big part in our mission as my service dog, she is always wanting to be social and while we were on the way to our doc we made a stop for produce.  I was in horrible pain beyond acceptable. Chloe was so good she sat by my side. She wanted to greet curios people, but she resisted.  She is such a smart and good girl. At our meeting tonight Chloe loves to greet everyone we meet up with, actually she likes to be the center of attention and while on her leash she was in perfect performance.  

Hayliegh’s World

May 6, 2013


ImageMy love.



My Hayliegh “Service dog” has passed May 3, 2013 at 3:pm I held her in my arms as the vet put her down. I just kept sharing with my girl that I love you so much. She made it to 13 1/2 yrs of age. She had beaten the odds as she was diagnosed over a yrs ago plus with liver disease and cancer. We had the chance to really soak up all the love we could share together.I sang her “I wouldn’t have missed it for the world” Ronnie Milsap and “I hope you dance ” Leanne Womack 
I would love to share our special bond, part of our mission and our lovely story. I have been truly blessed. I thank god for giving me sch a special love. 
If you go to the below site and scroll until you see “Canine Kisses” scroll down a few posts 

I love you Hayliegh

Thank you for a dear friend Deanne, She drove to one of my doc so Hayliegh could say good bye and drove me to the vets for support I couldn’t have done it with out the help of a friend. 

She was the love of my life. 
This is so hard to write and I have been crying for hours now. I am calling in prayer that God helps my Hayliegh to not suffer and if it is her time that I can handle doing the right thing. 

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