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Consolidating Two Households into One

I am the type of person who will always try to make a delicious lemonade when life tosses lemons my way. Sometimes, that approach does not work, but it usually does. When my sister was diagnosed with cancer, I knew that our lives were about to change. She and her daughter were living in a small two bedroom apartment, and I had an even smaller house that I was renting. I immediately started looking at 3 bedroom apartments in Florissant MO because I knew that she was going to need a lot of support for the next year or so.

We are really close, and I knew she would want me with her every step of the way. Plus, her daughter would need a ton of support too because she was only nine years old when her mom was diagnosed. (more…)

The Thought of Moving So Far Away Scared Me at First

I have lived my whole life in one state. I have visited a small number of nearby states, but I have never ventured far. I have only flown once, and it was only a 20 minute flight. When a position became available in the company I work for, I was hesitant to apply for it. It involved moving to Texas to head up a department there. My wife was all for it and so were the kids. I wasn’t, but we started looking at apartments for rent in Fort Worth TX in case I got the job.

Our daughter was really excited, because she wanted to go to college in Texas. That was several years away, but it was part of the reason I wanted the promotion. Someone has to pay for that education. (more…)

Looking for a Small Home in Denver

I got out of college a couple of years ago and pretty quickly I got myself a very good job working in Information Technology for a large insurance company. I had a plan and it did not really bother me to pay my Mom a couple hundred dollars to rent out the loft above her garage. Of course the plan was to get a place of my own, starting out with a really small house that I could afford. A question that pops up now is whether or not a Denver realtor is going to be an essential part of the process. Of course it is not without reason that the entire concept of a realtor exists, there is a great deal of trouble when it comes to getting a house. The big thing obviously is dealing with the bank, which is not going to be handing out mortgages like they were candy. (more…)

Trying to Be As Normal As Possible with Nerve Damage

I had all kinds of tests to try and figure out what was causing my pain. I had CT scans, MRIs, x-rays and ultrasounds. A gastroenterologist looked up from my bottom and down from my top with cameras. I have nerve damage from diabetes, but it is made worse by pressure on nerves in my back. That is why I went to a Sacramento chiropractor. I was sent to a neurologist after nerve involvement was finally established as the likely cause. However, I did not want any surgeries or having to take pills for it.

The nerves in my body have been damaged by years of diabetes. However, they were made worse because of spinal misalignment and extra pressure on some of the nerves at their root. Relieving that stress helped me regain a lot of freedom of movement and increased normalcy in bodily functions. I have seen people a lot worse. I just had cervical issues where I had tingling in my right ear and on the right side of my head along with some moderate sciatic pain. Okay, maybe the sciatic pain would get above moderate, but at least it was not constant. (more…)