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For My Children


April is generally a busy time with Holy Days,  birthdays (my Mom, both of my children and me) as well as enjoying the first few weeks of warm spring weather. However this year I’ve decided through much heartache to step back from my children.

I’ve been fighting to be in their lives for what seems like forever,  only to be shown the door.  My oldest,  my baby girl turns 16 on the 30th of April and has not spoken to me since Christmas Eve 2013.  My son turned 15 on the 9th of April,  he doesn’t even claim me as his father. Even on Facebook he doesn’t claim my name but the name of the man his mother had an adulterous affair with (and its not his step-father).

This year I am nit sending cards or anything else.   Every April from now on I will dedicate an entry in this blog for them.

Katlynn and Edward I still love you, think of you both often and I’m still here. I can’t and won’t compete with substitutes. When you are ready to learn the truth and be the adults you claim to be we will talk.   Know my mind and heart has been aching for 14 years now, you both are missed and loved.

Adventures in Shoveling


We got a good amount and of snow overnight.  When I shoveled the driveway this morning I fell on ice that under the snow pack. I landed on both knees and twisted my back.  I’m thankful that’s all that happened. 


I’m also thankful for my Tens Unit as well as Icy Hot Advanced Relief (stay tuned for a product review). Two 15 minute treatments to knees and back and I can finally move without wanting to put a hole in the wall.

truMedic Model PL-009
Icy Hot

Christmas 2014


Happy Christmas from my perch to yours!  Hope you didn’t indulge to much! 😉


I had to work today in the midst of a fibro flair that came out of no where.  I’ve been in bed since I got home at 5PM.

I did get a call from my bride tonight that perked me up.  She’s away visiting relatives out of state and will be returning back to the perch after she gets done at work on Saturday.

I do have to work in the morning but wanted to let you all know I’ve thought about everyone today and pray that you had a wonderful day with your loved ones and family (that is after all the second gift of Christmas, the first being our Savior).


Pain…The Story of Ed

Pain Changes

Everyone feels pain on some level, whether it be emotional or physical, however those that are “normal” the pain passes.  Those of us who live with Chronic Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia deal with it at very high levels and on a daily basis.  Pain does change a person, and today my dear Readers I’m going to tell you how it has changed me. Continue reading Pain…The Story of Ed

A Tale Worth Telling


Warning to all my dear followers This Blog Will Contain Triggers!

I’m A Survivor

Edward L. Tatro, Jr.

Where to begin with this sad tale…Any tale worth telling starts at the beginning.  I grew up in a mostly Italian and Polish neighborhood, where almost all the neighbors where in one branch of law enforcement or another, except for one.  This house belonged to a member of our City Council.

Let’s go back at least a few decades.  Continue reading A Tale Worth Telling