[Overseas info][구름9기] Recruitment of Rain’s Official Fan Club for its 9th Cloud term.

[Overseas info][구름9기] Recruitment of Rain’s Official Fan Club for its 9th Cloud term..

Rain’s 2014 New Years Wishes


Reader Recommendation – Monique Green’s (Life Without Coffee Breaks)


I have a new favorite author. ^+^ For years I have been an avid reader of sci-fi books that involve shifters and the paranormal. I took a stab at this book because I loved the title, “Life Without Coffee Breaks”. This is a book that has earned its place on my favorites list.

In some sense Carla reminds me of myself working as a R.N. Dealing with the drama of my life and the lives of my peers on a daily basis. I love how the story grabs you and pulls you in her life and her hilarious co-workers, (especially Tyrese). Between he and Monica, they breathed a breath of life into Carla everyday during lunch. They were the gossipers who knew everything about everybody; and their descriptions of the current events had me ROFL all the time.

Carla’s surprise, a new neighbor and friend, taught her the meaning of letting the past not rule what happens in her future.

I look forward to this authors next book and I would love for her to continue with a story following Carla’s next chapter.


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The most common sarcoidosis symptoms listed by the Cleveland Clinic are:

The most common sarcoidosis symptoms listed by the Cleveland Clinic are:

Tender reddish bumps or patches on the skin
Red and teary eyes or blurred vision
Swollen and painful joints
Enlarged and tender lymph glands in the neck, armpits and groin
Enlarged lymph glands in the chest and around the lungs
Nasal stuffiness and/or hoarse voice
Pain in the hands, feet or other bony areas
Kidney stone formation
Enlarged liver (or spleen)
Development of abnormal or missed heartbeats (arrhythmias), inflammation of the covering of the heart (pericarditis) or heart failure
Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis)
There are many other symptoms that may be due to sarcoidosis, because it can damage or alter the function of any body organ.

Elevated 1,25-D

Sarcoidosis often results in dysregulated vitamin D metabolism and abnormally high levels of dihydoxyvitamin-D (1,25-D), a powerful hormone which affects many other hormones.

Symptoms of too much vitamin D (hypervitaminosis-D) in inflammatory disease may cause may adverse symptoms including:

Calcium deposits in the kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, heart and other soft tissues
High blood calcium levels
Irregular heartbeat
High blood pressure
High cholesterol

Sarcoidosis Person of the month campaign…

I was browsing, doing my normal research about Sarcoidosis and came across this website of interest. It lists the many notable people in America that have been diagnosed and also those Snowflakes that have passed on. Click on the link below and take a look.


Still waiting…Another Sarcoidosis Vent

As I sit in my chair, on hold, waiting for the insurance company and the pharmacy to decide if they will finally fill a prescription that was written last Friday; I wonder just how long will I have to go through this crap!

Last Friday the test results were given to my by my new Rheumatologist. Confirmed, the Sarcoidosis in now affecting my liver, bones and the lining of my joints. All of the complaining to physicians that something was not right and that the pain could not just be the result of Fibromyalgia was answered. Being told, “oh, you are just to overweight and need to exercise,” or “let me sign you up for another round of PT and that will fix it,” or finally, “I will increase you pain meds and that will give you some relief.”

Talking about sick and tired of being sick and tired of it all. Battling this debilitating disease is enough, but not getting answers is a major problem.  When you have physician’s who think that it’s all in your head or just try to give you a quick fix instead of fixing the problem itself, they are not really looking out for your best interest. Does that make sense?

So now I have been diagnosed and the physician prescribed a medication that will attack the problem, but my insurance company and pharmacy are arguing over who haven’t submitted the correct paperwork.  Another thing that was told to me was that the drug is not covered by my insurance company.  What to do?

English: Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis

English: Signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Role of A.C.E. in Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis in a lymph node.

Sarcoidosis in a lymph node. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Sarcoidosis (Photo credit: Pulmonary Pathology)

The Role of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) in
Sarcoidosis – A Clinical and Laboratory Study

http://www.sarcoidosis.com.au/Info%20sheets/The%20role%20of%20ACE%20in%20sa rcoidosis.pdf

Sarcoidosis - Lymphatic localization of granulomas

Sarcoidosis – Lymphatic localization of granulomas (Photo credit: Pulmonary Pathology)