The Price of a Few Months’ “Life”


As if my body somehow can read a calendar, I am back in the hospital. I have been averaging an inpatient stay for IV antibiotics every six months or so, and I was last inpatient in December, so it’s about … Continue reading

And After the Rain, Sun-filled Adventures

Sisters at the beach

I’m still sick – it’s been about 2 1/2 months now, and am nearing the time when we need to decide as to whether we need to escalate or not. Like the saying goes, “April showers” and all that jazz… I guess … Continue reading

Grow Where You’re Planted

Copyright Toni Marie Villines 2001-2015

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Grow where you’re planted”? It comes from the Bible 1 Corinthians 7:14-24, but I am taking it out of context because those four words are great advice for what I am experiencing. In other words, do the best … Continue reading

With a Little Help

It’s so important to have the right support when you have a chronic illness. Sometimes, I just don’t want to do the things that I need to do to maintain my health or during an exacerbation, such as airway clearance for hours a day, nebulizer treatments (two meds new to my regimen), inhaling antibiotics, or getting all my meds in at the right time.

It’s always easier if you have a friend or buddy to keep you company. Of course, my cats always “help” when it’s time to rest.

Milo and Molly showing me how to properly rest.

Milo and Molly showing me how to properly rest. (Sorry I am not smiling.)

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