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November 10, 2013
OMG! Another year gone by. Just wanted to say hello... Life
is ok. Working as a nursing supervisor at this moment for a home health company. Every weekend and on call every
weekend. Yes I know, Im nuts..
I had my first PAP smear.
YUP for us Guys.. and it was borderline in the results.. so what I had to do next was a Biopsy to rule out any rectal
problemos.. The results are IN: NEGATIVO :) YAY... So guys.. go
get ur butt swabbed. Its so simply, easier than the ole rectal thermometers...
done with IPN.. I have posted all my letters. Why? Because if you google my name those mug shots are forever..
So why not offset them with the goodness of sobriety.
Love you all :)
|Expemption letter for Cocaine Felony arrest
|HARD WORK PAYS OFF
|NURSING LICENSE CLEAR/ACTIVE NO OBLIGATIONS
|NO MORE OBLIGATIONS
|INTERVENTION PROJECT FOR NURSES RELEASE LETTER
|LETTER OF COMPLETION OF 5 YEAR IPN CONTRACT
October 11, 2012
First of all.. I have to wish
my baby sister a happy birthday! Love you!
As you can see I dont really update this page that often anymore. I guess
since most the world uses facebook these days, including myself, I tend to be there more than here.
my last update I went from working as a night shift nurse in a nursing home, promoted to a unit manager, and then again to
the Director of nursing. In a matter of 5 years I went from homeless behind a dumpster high on cocaine, to the Director
of Nursing. That's what sobriety can do for a person. If it worked for me, it can work for ANYBODY!
resigned that position as there was a very toxic conflict between management styles of a new administrator and myself. I
tried and tried but unfortunately the stress started to play on my physical being including a visit to the ER overnight for
chest pain and HTN. So? I resigned with notice. It's all good. I have secured a new job which starts
soon. Nothing like a new challenge.
I met an amazing woman the other day who lost her 19 year old daughter last year.
She told me about a memorial web page that they started for all those who have lost a love one. It is an amazing
site and I invite you to check it out at KAN-DO.COM :)
My facebook is http://facebook.com/verobeachchris
or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to message me there.
I wish you all the best of love, life, serenity, and peace.
you again soon!
Oh my God it's cold outside!
Thats right it was in the 20's last night here in sunny Vero Beach Florida. That's just way too cold for Florida.
Thank God for Heat!
So what's new with you? Thanks for stopping
bye again and checking in. All is going well. Im still working as a nurse in Fort Pierce. Hoping the body
doesn't fall apart with my history. So far so good. Trying to get back into that work force full time again and
finally get off of this government crapola. It's scarey, being caught between a rock and a hard place, but more will
AND ??? VERO HAS ANOTHER GAY NIGHT!!
Remember cosmics? Well now we have the Gay Party at Dukes SurfClub!
So far it's starting to pick up! Last week yours truly had to jump in as "guest" DJ for Kelli Randell as we had
some "technical difficulties" with the original and fill in DJ's! It went well!
So the health is good, the love is good! I'm single again, living alone in my
own little casita by the dump!
your single and have half a brain and a sense of humor, hit me up! Maybe we can do sushi!
Hugs to ya!
OCTOBER 20TH, 2010
The Sand of the hour class just a keep on flowing don't they? Well
since the summer a lot of things have gone by. The guy from Lake Worth I was dating turned out to be a really big mess
and had a very bad violent tempter. My gut instincts were right, and I should have never let it get as far as it did,
but hey! Live and Learn! Since I let that go, with the help of some pretty amazing people, Life has begun again
for me. I have managed to save my house, so there is no foreclosure going to happen. Ironically it was put through
a month before the government stopped all foreclosures! LOL But hey, Im doing the right thing.
have since been to las vegas. My God if thats not adult Disney World I don't know what is. I have maintained my
sobriety, only through the grace of a power greater than myself; in addition my health is great! Even better as today
is over 30 days since I quit smoking cigarettes. The only draw back is that I've gained 10 pounds.. UGH! But hey,
I forgot what oxygen smelled like!
So all in all... ole gay chris is doing just fine! I lost
my Aunt last month from Cancer! I loved her very much and I wish my cousins strength and love!
in touch! You can find me on http://facebook.com/gaychris/ or on facetime on my IPHONE 4. The phone number
is at the top of the page!
Love you all... and I'll try to update again sooner!
Holy Cow! I can't believe its been almost a year since I've updated my
site. Well it's been a strange year for sure.
The biggest thing over the last year was
my fight for reinstatement of my Nursing License from the Florida Boards. Seems the state made some new changes and
the fact that I am now a convicted felon, I was not going to be able to renew my license. Well, that changed relatively
quick, as the state grandfathered all those who's convictions were before July 2009...
The next obstacle
was to get back to working at the nursing home, which was my first job in nursing in years. Seems that convicted professionals
in Florida need to get a letter of exemption from the state in order to prove themselves safe to practice around the elderly.
So it was a long drawn out road which lead me to actually meet and present myself and my recovery to the Board of Nursing.
It was an emotional day sitting in front of the board as if I was in a congressional hearing; telling my story of cancer,
addiction, loss, and proven recovery from drug addiction. I was blessed to have my mother and father right there at
my side. I love them so much! We got the answer right there; The board granted me a letter of exemption. Thank
Also this year I and my family have been on the mend to dealing with Michael's suicide.
The first few months, being in survivor mode, it really didn't hit me as it did some of my other family. That
of course changed around the holidays and into the beginning of 2010. Flash backs of the event and those days before
and after riddled my mind and conscience. I stayed close to recovery and my family and today it's a bit more tolerable,
but it will never go away I know. This July will be a year, and Mikey I miss you more now than ever. I drive his
truck right now, and celebrated his memory by having that 91 Ford Explorer painted. My last car was Pricilla, I've named
Mike's truck Presley! Keep a running Presley, keep on truckin.
My roommates are all gone and
for the first time in years Im living alone. I've forgotten how much it can be loved. I've also forgotten how
much it can suck. For now I'm ok as we are trying to save the house from foreclosure. I know that God will put
me in the right direction; I am doing the footwork though.
My health is amazingly great! My
frame of thought grand! And today I feel that I am a much better individual than ever before. I celebrated 2 1/2
sobriety this June, and by living a day at a time, I know that more will come.
So, Thank you for
reading! Love all those who keep up with my updates.
Feel free to add me to your facebook at
http://facebook.com/gaychris Yup! Thats me!
Big hugs to you all!
LIFE REALLY HURTS!
I haven't updated my site since January, for that I apologize mostly to myself. This has been a very interesting
year so far. Sobriety has been a such a gift in my life. It has taught me how to handle life on life's terms.
A phrase one hears often in recovery, I finally understand it's true meaning. Why?
Well on July 14 of this year, I
got a phone call I will never forget as long as I live. It was my sister Patty calling me to tell me that my brother
Michael was found dead in his apartment. The powerlessness and horror in her voice echoes in my head.
I immediately jumped into my car
and in excess of 100 mph, I drove with the hope that I might be able to help to save my brother's life. In a matter
of minutes, as I arrived, I realized that I would not get that chance. My brother was gone.
I have only experienced death this
close to me when my young boyfriend William died in 2002. He drowned only weeks before we were planning on exchanging
vows. I was devastated. I was in hopes that I would not have to experience such devastation for a long time. Unfortunately
that was not the case.
My brother Mike was an amazing person. He loved to dive, fish, and had a love for nature. He
touched so many lives in so many different ways. He influenced many and taught many more how to appreciate the ocean,
the coral reefs, and the love of nature's pets like snakes, lizards, sea turtles, parrots, and even some bugs.
I feel at times so helpless with
this loss. My career was for many years in Psychiatric Medicine. It breaks my heart that I could not help my brother
pull out of his darkness. It's really pains me to remember all the lives I have been able to help and sometimes save,
and I could not save my own baby brother.
I hurt. I hurt alot, as does my family. My sister's and parents alike. The pain
is overwhelming. I know that my brother is at peace. I know that his spirit lingers in a way as to help us move
through this transition. I understand all of those things, but it does not remove that knot in my stomach.
My car broke down today. As
I sat for 2 hours waiting for the car to be repaired, I broke down hysterically, alone, for the very first time since his
death. It helped to release something within myself. It began to untie that knot.
I love you Michael. You know
that to be true. We miss you as our family member. We miss you as son, brother, nephew, cousin, and uncle. Your
memorial service filled St. Helen's church. An amazing turn out. I am sure you were amazed and shocked by the
number of people that you brought smile, laughter, and love.
Your memory lives on little brother.
From the words of Ho Oponopono:
Please forgive me
I love you,
and thank you!
January 7, 2009
An Amazing thing happened early this morning, I had my one year birthday in SOBRIETY! I never
thought in my life I could say that I was proud of myself and really feel it inside. Sobriety is an amazing thing.
It's more than just not drinking or doing hard core drugs; it's what has happened inside of me! I never knew how little
I felt or thought of myself. I was an egomaniac with an inferiority complex. A scared, frightened person
who on the outside acted like he was the shit.
Well its different now. I am a more humble, spiritually connected, loving, caring person who
can actually say that he has feelings of joy and self love. The gifts that sobriety has brought me is amazing.
I have gone from being homeless in Fort Lauderdale, walking in dirty clothes for days, with blisters
on my feet the size of silver dollars, and not a dime to eat; to a happy person who has gained not only the trust and respect
back from many, but more importantly I have found answers to questions about myself which had been buried for many years.
I have so many to thank for this part of my journey. I have recovered from Stage IV non hodkins
lymphoma, debilitating health, the grief and loss of a boyfriend who drowned, a suicide attempt, and the guilt and shame of
some pretty destructive behaviors. I owe my family, my life long friendships, a great healthcare team, my new fellowship,
and the 12 steps of Recovery for all the gifts I have recieved so far.
I hope one day that I can help give to all those and more who have helped me.
If you know a person who needs help with addiction. Please contact me at email@example.com or call me at the number on my web page.
Love, Faith, and Miracles!
I hope one day I can help someone as many have helped me.
OCTOBER 4TH, 2008
WELL HELLO EVERYONE :) IT'S BEEN ALITTLE BIT SO ITS TIME FOR A LITTLE UPDATE.
WELL MY SOBER JOURNEY IS GOING AMAZINGLY WELL. THIS MONTH I BEGIN MY 10TH MONTH OF BEING CLEAN FROM DRUGS AND MY
15 MONTH OF NO DRINKING! SOME OF THE AMAZING GIFTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IS THAT AS OF YESTERDAY, MY NURSING LICENSE
HAS BEEN REINSTATED. IT SURE IS A SURREAL THING FOR SURE. I WAS READY TO JUST GIVE IT UP ONCE AND FOR ALL.
GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS FOR SURE.
MY FAMILY IS DOING GREAT. MY SISTER JEAN HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR . THIS IS A FABULOUS
THING FOR SURE. SHE SURE SHOULD WIN. HOPE U CHECK OUT HERE WEB SITE. IF YOU LIKE YOU CAN SEE HER SING ON
YOU TUBE WITH THIS LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxvXw3KJX7w
I CONTINUE TO TAKE THINGS A DAY AT A TIME, AND IT REALLY DOES WORK. NO STRESS, NO ANXIETY. ALL THINGS JUST
ARE WORKING OUT.
I HAVE GREAT IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE. I WANT TO START TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO INCREASE MONIES TO THIS AREA FOR MORE
FOOD BANKS AND MORE SHELTER FOR HOMELSS. MAYBE DOWN THE ROAD OPEN UP A GAY HALF WAY HOUSE FOR THE TREASURE COAST.
HOPE TO HEAR FROM U, DROP ME A LINE: VEROBEACHCHRIS@AOL.COM
WELL HELLO AGAIN!
As my journey continues.. so do the days of our lives!
July we celebrated my parents birthdays. Thank God that all is well. Mom and Dad are both
doing well. Jean (http://myspace.com/sleepindogz/) has been performing a lot in Tampa as well as Stuart, Vero Beach, and the Surrounding areas. She and Leo have
toured to date New York and Nashville. Im so proud of her. Just waiting for that important path to cross hers
to futher launch her career!
I am sober now going on almost 7 months. This time It's a keeper. I had voluntarily enrolled
in a wonderful I.O.P (intensive outpatient therapy) to make sure that I continue my inner journey in sobriety.
TheSoberRainbow@aol.com Our GAY AA meeting in Vero Beach is going very well.. We have been averagin 25 people each Thursday Night at UNITY
church in Vero. Please email us if you are interested in attending. AA is a group of persons who desire not to
My time at the Southern Comfort Grill has expired. I wish the restaurant great success. Nick
and Barb are wonderful people and the food and atmosphere is great. Look for their review in the coming Hometown News.
Health wise.. all is FABU. No more Cancer or Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Feel free to contact
me if you need some support if you or a loved one is going through something of that nature.
I am also now a Prayer Chaplain at the Unity Church in Vero Beach. The studdies included 40 hours
of intense training. We ended our last class at Unity on the Bay in Miami. If you are looking for a spiritual
church. Check out the churches web page, http://unityofvero.com
My book, It only Takes One is now completed and fully edited. My journey for the publication of
that book continues. A personal thanks with deep love I send to my friend Cynthia Sommer-Manella for the time she took
to read and fully edit my project. I love you Cynthia! If you would like to read please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I would be more than happy to send u a copy. So thats the news for now.
May the Divine Love in You, bring to you strengh, courage, and an abundance of love and prosperity!
I KNOW I KNOW ITS BEEN FOREVER SINCE I UPDATED MY SITE. I AM SO SORRY.. LIFE
HAS BEEN QUITE A JOURNEY!
AMAZING THINGS HAVE BEGUN IN MY LIFE.
I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH MANY PEOPLE OF MY PAST. IT'S ALMOST AS IF MY LIFE IS COMING FULL CIRCLE. OLD BOYFRIENDS,
SOME ALIVE, SOME DEAD IN SOME WAY I HAVE BEEN IN THOUGHT OF THEM.
MY BOOK, IT ONLY TAKES ONE IS IN ITS
FINAL PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT. THIS EXCITES ME FOR SURE. MY DREAM OF ITS PUBLISHING IS GOING TO BECOME A REALITY
VERY SOON. FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED I DO HAVE A SPECIAL LINK FOR YOU IF YOU CARE TO READ THE FINAL VERSION.
I CONTINUE TO FEEL GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE
THINGS AND PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.
I CONTINUE TO BE CLEAN AND SOBER AND
THIS HAD BROUGHT AMAZING GIFTS. MY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY CONTINUES TO UNVEAL ITSELF. MY NEXT TURN ON THIS ROAD IS
COMPLETING A PRAYER CHAPLAIN TRAINING CLASS. YES.. I WILL BE A PRAYER MINISTER FOR UNITY CHURCH BY JUNE OF THIS
SOBER RAINBOW IN VERO BEACH IS OUR
AMAZING GAY RECOVERY MEETING FOR THIS AREA. THEY SAID IT COULDNT BE DONE! COME MEET WITH US AT UNITY CHURCH ON
THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 7:30PM - 8:00 PM.
MY HEALTH IS AMAZING! THAT'S
ANOTHER MIRACLE WITH THE DRUG ABUSE HISTORY, THE CANCER, THE LYHMPHOMA, AND I AM IN GREAT SHAPE.
WELL THATS A BIT OF THE NEWS!
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