Author Archives: Moqqi

About Moqqi

I was born in the Midwest but I have actually lived more of my life on the West Coast. I am looking forward to that day when I once again am living in the Midwest. Hopefully that will mean that I am retired and getting to live life at a bit of a slower pace! I've been married to the same guy for 36 years! We met when he was working for a semi-pro hockey team and I was selling tickets to the games. He also played hockey at an amateur and college level and I think I fell instantly in love when we went ice skating together and he saved me from crashing when someone behind me fell (I was skating backwards, he was skating forward, so we were facing each other.) and he reached out with his big, strong arms and grabbed both of my upper arms and just stopped me dead in my tracks to make sure I didn't fall over the person. My Hercules! I have two children, a son and a daughter. My son is an Registered Nurse and works in an ICU. He is married to a wonderful girl that I couldn't have hand picked better. They have produced the absolute, most cute and adorable Grandchildren that anyone could ask for! My daughter is now a Fifth Grade teacher. She has a joy and passion for teaching and loving her students that is not seen in many teachers these days. She truly found her calling. I have this blog because I thought it would be nice to have a place that I could share what is going on in our lives and I also just love to tell stories. I'm not a writer per se, but I do love a good story. Even if it's just a short little quip!

I Miss My Mom and Her Oyster Stuffing…

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I miss my mom. She has been gone now for fifteen years. She died way too young at 60 years old. None of us had any idea that we would be losing her so soon. She … Continue reading

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November…A reminder to be thankful…even for Lupus

Well, it’s been a little more than a month and a half since I first received my diagnosis of SLE Lupus. With the way that I had been feeling physically prior to my diagnosis and any kind of treatment, I … Continue reading

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Living With This Thing Called Lupus…A Fighting My Lazy Bone Type of Day…

It’s been about a month now that I’ve known that what I have going on inside my body is SLE – Lupus. My husband went with me to my follow-up appointment yesterday, partly so he could ask the doctor any … Continue reading

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So far the Prednisone and Hydroxychloroquine seems to be helping a bit…

After finding out that my blood tests came back showing that I have SLE (Lupas) my doctor prescribed a routine of Prednisone and Hydroxychloroquine (aka – Plaquenil). I’ve been on them now for a couple of weeks and I have … Continue reading

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Lupus Now Means Something Personal To Me

At work about nine months ago I noticed that my left hand near the pointer finger joint was hurting as I typed. I also noticed my blood veins looked a little extra puffy in that area. In the back of … Continue reading

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“Oklahoma Standard”

On Wednesday, April 19, 1995 in the morning, I was living in Bella Vista, Arkansas.  I had already taken Brian and Melissa to school and was back home having coffee when my phone rang.   It was my mom, and the … Continue reading

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A Few Things On My Mind…

So I feel like sharing a bit. First of all, I think there are “crazies” on both sides of the fence, however I do think that maybe we are on our way to going to Hell in a handbasket… I … Continue reading

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