Tag Archives: Angela Dice

Sarcoidosis r Us Support – Tomorrow!

Sarcoidosis Support Group Meeting

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Mt. St. Helens Room from 1 pm to 3pm

Good Samantha Hospital:  407 14th Ave SE – Puyallup, WA 98372-3770

Lynn asked… “How many of you tried the Celica diet?”

…and I have to say the O’Hara household got only as far as the mayo.  That’s right, mayonnaise.  The road to a gluten free mayo in our kitchen was curvy with cheese and mayo at every turn – thanks to Registered Voter responding to Angela Dice’s inquisitive nature, love of good food and telling us where to find it in the Kitsap Sun.  The Cheese Sandwich with a mayo crust is apparently notorious. And delicious.


Directions from Silverdale


Lynn Short,  Executive Director

Sarcoidosis Networking Association

5302 South Sheridan Avenue

Tacoma, Washington 98408 USA


  1. Meetings for the year 2011 are:
  2. May 14, 2011 – Good Sam Hospital
  3. July 9th, 2011 -Picnic at Lynn Short’s home
  4. October 8, 2011 – SNA Medical Conference – Oregon State University Hospital, Portland Oregon
  5. December 10, 2011 – Christmas get together, Good Sam Hospital

FYI:  We Sarcoid’ites are lucky to have such an active support group in Washington State.  To my knowledge, Lynn heads the only support group we have in this state.

More about Sarcoidosis:  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/sarc/sar_whatis.html

Read more: http://pugetsoundblogs.com/copd-and-other-stuff/2011/03/07/sarcoidosis-gluten-free-a-gluten-free-rn-speaker/#ixzz1MGJzC2c5

Rides are available…let me know if you need a ride.

Thanks for reading …. Sharon O’Hara

Katrina Can Be Our Lesson. For Some of Us – Without Oxygen, We Are Dried Out Old Toast

The Katrina Photos belong to Pamela O’Flynn, RRT, MBA Respiratory Care Department Director, Harrison Medical Center.  I copied a few of them with my digital camera and am showing them here.  They are stark yet show the shared bonding of people sharing the same vivid experience of no supplies, no help and patients looking for assistance and medical supplies.

Picture Pam’s Katrina hit hospital here in her photo as one of our hospitals after an earthquake – Harrison Medical Center or any hospital.  Harrison is lucky to have Pam’s experience – and Anne Brown too –  to lead their preparedness thanks to their hospital  experience with Katrina.
I’d like to see the Kitsap Sun partner with Pam and Harrison Medical Center and our oxygen companies for an Emergency Town Hall Seminar and video tape it for those citizens who can’t get there in person.  The people need to understand and put together emergency plan and be prepared for the earthquake we know is coming or any emergency where we must be self sustaining for at least 72 hours..
Folks on supplemental oxygen need a plan too – without oxygen, we’re yesterday’s stale toast.
Above is the old generator…that didn’t work until some talented person fixed it and it ran the hospital and the new one failed.
A brand new generator flown in to the hospital by helicopter – donated by a Texan.  I knew Texas was home to world class quarter horses and we know Texas is a big state – now we know Texas people have a heart as big as the great outdoors too.
Thank you, Angela Dice, you are not only a good writer – you know computer stuff too!   Brian Lewis, Kitsap Sun Web Programmer fixed my photo woes!  Thank you both!  It worked, Brian – here they are.
More later… Sharon O’Hara