Still Fighting a Cold

An Embroidery Illustration of What Lungs Look Like
An Embroidery Illustration of What Lungs Look Like

I have had a hideous cold since January 3. I probably should have gone to the doctor, but I am as stubborn as all get out. I’ve been taking it easy and drinking water. It still sounds like I have inhaled an aquarium!

Yesterday, though, I had a doctor’s appointment to change my tracheostomy tube. After he did that, Dr. C listened to my lungs and prescribed a broad spectrum antibiotic. I took the first dose (one dose daily for five days) and today was the first day I woke up without needing suctioning.

Maybe I have turned a corner!

This really has put a cramp on all my writing goals. My energy level and attention span have been quite low.

Again, today, that has improved. I have logged about 500 words today. That doesn’t help with the 14 days that I didn’t do much, though. Still, I still have time to catch up with my goal of writing 100,000 words this year. That’s almost 8500 per month. It is almost doable.

I also got some more interesting news! In August, it turned out that I couldn’t take Spinraza because they couldn’t get through my spinal fusion. Here is the latest info:

the latest on Spinraza for me
The latest on Spinraza for me

Epiphany: Light, Marvel, Giving, and Witness — 2019/01/16

Rev. William Weedon, Director of Worship with the LCMS, joins Sarah and guest co-host Rachel Bomberger, managing editor of the Lutheran Witness, to talk about the difference between Christmas and Epiphany and a few of the themes we find in the season of Epiphany. Find worship resources at

Missionaries in the Home — 2019/01/16

Rachel Bomberger, managing editor of the Lutheran Witness, joins Sarah to talk about how the theme of the January Lutheran Witness also applies in the home, including how parents influence their children in the Word of God and how spouses also encourage each other in the Word. Find the Lutheran Witness at and subscribe at