Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, registered nurse with PhD, disabled with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Had a wonderful mobility service dog – Emmy – who had to retire early. But in 2014, PAALS replaced Emmy with Warrior – a yellow Labrador Retriever! He is a joy and an incredible assistance – just like Emmy was! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon – and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho. Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music – nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music – nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet – nerdy things – no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about forensics Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant, Bach; Mozart’s Magic Flute; Favorite Quote: “The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions; Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein, Mercedes Lackey, Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic – among many others
Purpose of this blog – to show some of the many possibilities for Improvising, Adapting and Overcoming the many mobility disabilities and handicaps that people have.
- St.Seraphim of Sarov (loyaltothemagisterium.wordpress.com)