Monthly Archives: February 2014

In memory of Nathan … It’s not “goodbye”, but “See you later”

Diann’s favorite flowers “Indian Paintbrush” (Nate’s grandmother)

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In Memory of: Nathan 11/09/1995-01/20/2014 High School Senior & 18 Forever(Click on the link to view 11 photos in memory of Nate) He had a heart of gold, a clever and creative mind, a passion for sports, music, and dance.  Also intellectually blessed with a spirit stronger then imaginable, and surrounded by love … now his life is a memory and love remains strong.  He touched more lives in his short life then many do over an entire lifetime.

Thank you to all  Riverton, Wyoming community for supporting this beautiful Peck Family in their darkest days and the ongoing support for Nate’s three siblings, mother and step-father.  You must all be proud to say you live in Riverton, Wyoming where community comes together in a time of need.

My heart goes out to my sister (Diann-Grandmother) and brother-in-law (Russ-Grandfather) as they continue to find strength while rebuilding shattered lives.  May they be blessed with many more happy memories and years ahead.

Rest In Peace Nate.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that is odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that causes sudden illness and death.    It is very tough to detect. Carbon monoxide is found Read the rest of this entry »


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NO contact possible: mugged at gunpoint

I’ve been behind on everything,and I’m sad about the recent assault I’ve just read. Remember, even during our own ups-and-downs in life our readers are in thought and prayers. So many things have been happening but please read what has happened to my dear friend “Madelyn” at She helps others. It’s time we help her. Suggestions anyone? Just dropping a note or reading her posts is a kind and thoughtful g

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Monday 2/17/14 UPDATE HERE

Thursday 1/30/14 UPDATE

Modern medicine is very different than the last time I had broken bones – in my right leg – but, unfortunately, bones don’t heal correspondingly rapidly.

I came home from my Jan. 28th appointment with Xrays that showed enough healing of the multiple spiral fractures I sustained during the robbery to move to the next step.  I now have what is called a “removable cast” on my right arm. supporting further healing of my right hand.

The great news is that, after 31 very grungy and self-esteem decimating days, I could finally take a bath and wash my hair.  Also that I can begin the process of training the fingers of my dominant hand to work in consort again.

Since tendon damage over the breaks has currently “crippled” my two middle fingers, I still cannot type very well (or rapidly), but I am now, finally…

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Simple tips for TBI, chronic illness, aging, patients …. You need forms filled out and completed by your physician

You have been ill or injured.  You have struggled to recover.  As you recover there are many demands awaiting you.  Now you are bombarded by paperwork.  Paperwork that Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Who’s brain injured

Who is always to blame but someone that’s brain injured.  Who is believed?  It’s not Read the rest of this entry »


Hippie Tricks: Kicking a Cold In the Arse.

This post includes several different natural home remedies that work for different things, but especially this time of the year when germs are passed so quickly and illness happens. Many people are suseptible to catching things regardless of all the preventative measures taken, but this post includes things most of us have not tried. No one wants to get sick, so Preventative is key. See if these are things your have tried, and what other things work? We are all trying preventative healing measures.

The Faery Inn

‘Tis the season for colds and flu and nasty bugs. I have been meaning to write this post for awhile, and since I have nothing ready for today, it seems to be a good time. Especially with this uber-cold weather stubbornly sticking around this year. Today, it’s so cold, our sliding glass door keeps freezing shut, and our heater just can’t keep up the way it should.

A cold recently ran its course through our family. It started with a sore throat and headache, and moved on to a cough and congestion. Levi and Lydia had it first, and had I been more on top of things, I might have gotten them out of it sooner. However, since I am on call, I needed to be vigilant for myself. A minor cold in an adult can translate to RSV or worse in a newborn, and there was no way I…

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Simple tips after TBI dealing with behavioral changes, aggression

Aggressive and violent behaviors are common with brain injuries.  This type of behavior is extremely difficult to Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine … Which one is yours

Imagine going for aquatic exercise at 6:00 am and on this day no one else was in the pool yet. It was just the lifeguard and I at the pool.  As usual Read the rest of this entry »



Super Bowl Sunday: protecting all brains including retired and current NFL players

The NFL is the most powerful sports league and richest in America.  It’s an American past time and Read the rest of this entry »


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