Living Well with a Bad Diagnosis - Lung Disease

Thursday, December 31, 2015


Happy New Year...almost! We are planning a quiet night of celebration. Clearly, I am not 100% as I slept over 11 hours last night. It is expected to be very cold so we plan to huddle around the fireplace, lit with logs with no smell, and talk about the new year.

Tomorrow, we are looking forward to dinner with our dear friends, Dave and Lori. Their son, Joel was married last year so we are excited to hear how he and his wife are doing in their lives together. Such nice people.

All the Christmas decorations were packed away yesterday and the house is ready to be cleaned this morning while I am visiting my mom. We will have lunch together and chat. One of her girlfriends where she lives has been dealing with a lung issue and is currently in pulmonary rehab. She really wants to talk with me so we might get together with her for a cup of coffee and conversation. I will encourage her to continue her rehab, of course.

I so hope the year ahead is filled with friends and family, fine doctors, good rehab programs and all the best that life has to offer!

Happy 2016!

An update on Google Friend Connect
1 week ago by A Googler
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

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