Good News: The Last Step

Personal Reflections

A number of years ago, I released from the Canadian Armed Forces reserves in which I had served as a chaplain. I released not because I didn’t like it but because of my health. I […]

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Good News: A Painful Reminder

Good News

That is a strange title. But this is what I mean. I have a disease called sarcoidosis. I have been doing very well with it and have enjoyed the best health I have had in […]

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Good News: Feeling the Best in a Long Time

Good News

Long-time readers of my personal blog will know that I have had some health struggles over the past couple of years. My main struggle is sarcoidosis. The main problems this has caused me include muscle […]

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Good News: Better Health

Good News

The past six months or so have not been great for me health-wise. My sarcoidosis has been acting up and with that, my diabetes. I don’t say this to complain. My good news is that […]

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Good News: Feeling a Bit Better

Good News

For the past number of months, I have been experiencing a sarcoidosis flare. This has been frustrating because my respirologist increased my dosage of prednisone to try and knock it into remission, but instead of […]

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Good News: Blessed With a Great Wife

Good News

I have been experiencing a flare in my sarcoidosis in recent months. A month or so ago my respirologist increased my prednisone to try and knock it back into remission. While the prednisone has brought […]

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Health Update

I have no desire to be complainer when it comes to my health or any other issue. I’m generally a positive person and I’m thankful for all the blessings I enjoy. Having said that, I […]

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Good News: Four Years Later

Good News

It was four years ago that my father-in-law came to our house and drove me to the hospital. I had been sick for some time and the walk-in clinic was not able to figure out […]

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What Does a Sarcoidosis Flare-up Look Like?

Sarcoidosis

The experience of people with sarcoidosis varies considerably. Many people diagnosed with sarcoidosis go into remission relatively quickly after treatment and never suffer another symptom. Other people are not helped by the treatment and the […]

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Good News: Seeing the Big Picture

Good News

The purpose of my Good News post is to pick one good thing that has happened as a way for me to keep positive. While there is often one thing that stands out, this time […]

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6 Things You Should Know About Sarcoidosis

Personal Reflections

I have a disease that is called sarcoidosis. A lot of people have never heard of sarcoidosis. In order to increase awareness, I would like to share six things that you should know about sarcoidosis. […]

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Health Update

In my last health update, I reported that I had developed diabetes after having begun a prednisone treatment for my sarcoidosis. It has been a while since then, so I thought I would give a […]

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Health Update

The last number of years have not been great with my health. My mid-forties hit me pretty hard. It all began with the sudden appearance of sarcoidosis, although I did not get that diagnosis until […]

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Good News: Thankful for the Health I Have

Good News

I was told that my health would go down hill once I hit my 40s. I didn’t believe them. Why should there be something dramatic about this decade? Now I believe. About three years ago, […]

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Doctor’s Calls and Hospital Brawls

I don’t usually use my blog to report my day’s events but yesterday was something different. I had a simple plan for the day. I was going to a pastor’s workshop in Etobicoke, then I […]

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What is Sarcoidosis?

Personal Reflections

One of the major events in my life has been my diagnosis of sarcoidosis. This has affected me in numerous ways, not the least of which was having a number of months where I thought […]

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Good News: Feeling Blessed

Good News

For my good news post, I could speak about my love for my sons who just had birthdays. But I already did that here and here. Still, having these guys in my life is good […]

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Sarcoidosis Update

As you may or may not know, two years ago I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis. It has been a while since I have given an update. What is sarcoidosis? You are not alone in not […]

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Trying to Find Good News

Good News

Two years ago, I began writing regular good news posts on my blog. They started as daily posts and eventually moved to weekly posts. The original context was that I was going through a dark […]

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Thankfulness Can Be a Pain

As of yesterday, I began having another sarcoidosis flareup (or that is when I began to notice it). What does this look like? My appetite has been down, I am more tired than usual (and […]

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Two Reasons Why April is Important to Me

April is the month to be aware Today is April 1 and for many people that just means April Fool’s Day. For me it is the beginning of April, which is an awareness month for […]

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Getting Some Exercise

Personal Reflections

I can almost guarantee that this good news post has nothing to do with what you think. It is true that it is about health and my physical state but it is not about running […]

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Light in Darkness

So this has not been a great weekend for me. As I recently blogged, my sarcoidosis is now active in my eyes and is causing quite a bit of pain. In addition, the sarcoidosis is […]

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Sarcoidosis: The Eyes Have It

I have no intention of making this blog a place to complain about my health issues. However, sarcoidosis is so poorly known that I feel obligated to educate people about it. I recently blogged about […]

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Sarcoidosis is a Pain

I have told the story of how I discovered that I had sarcoidosis. At the time I was first sick, I was convinced that I had lymphoma and finding out that I had sarcoidosis was […]

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Sarcoidosis: A Year and a Half Later

I realized that it has been a while since I gave a health update and I do get asked about it regularly. For those of you new to this blog, here is a bit of […]

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An Eye to the Past and an Eye to the Future

Personal Reflections

For the last few days I have felt as if I am having a sarcoidosis flare up. What does that look like? I am more tired than ever. My usually energizing 20-minute nap does not […]

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Full Steam Ahead

Personal Reflections

For the last number of months I have been working only part-time at Faith Today. The reason for this was my health. My sarcoidosis was hitting me hard. While I had pain, the worst part […]

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Brain Trust

I had a follow-up appointment this morning to go over the results of my sleep study. I assumed that they would insist on CPAP machine but I was relieved to have them not even mention […]

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Another Health Update

Personal Reflections

So how am I doing? I get asked that a lot. I usually say “fine.”The truth is there is a cloud on the horizon. It was a year ago at this time that my sarcoidosis […]

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The Devastation of Sarcoidosis

Personal Reflections

One of the things I am trying to do is demonstrate that sarcoidosis is more than just the lack of lymphoma. It is very serious. Here is the testimony of a woman in South Africa. […]

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The Struggle of Sarcoidosis

Personal Reflections

This article shares the story of two people with sarcoidosis. You may find their experience interesting. I have some things in common with them but not everything. This article is helpful because it demonstrates how […]

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