Friday, December 30, 2011

Reflections on 2011

Wow, what a year. When I think back I can't believe that this time last year I was unemployed and battling insurance companies to have my thymectomy. Compared to the battles fought and heartache I went through I would say this year is much better.

This year as the New Year approaches I am sitting comfortably at home with an amazing new employer, I have made friends across the continent and globe for that matter that mean so much to me and I would not know were it not for this illness, I have recently been elected to our local Myasthenia Gravis Foundation Chapter's Board of Director's, I won The Coraggio Award at the Annual Myasthenia Foundation's meeting, I survived my thymectomy and while I spent too much time in hospitals this summer it has been months since I have had a crisis. I was also honored to be asked to speak to a group of 200 pre-med students at Michigan State University and was interviewed on the radio. For not getting around much I sure made a footprint!

This year I am so thankful for my Doctor's who believe in me and trust me and work with me to be as healthy as I can. My physical therapist and therapist who push me just far enough to keep my physical and mental strength at their peak. My family, friends, and even complete strangers who have helped with rides, companionship, finances we are So Blessed! And I can't wait to pay it forward!

Looking forward my hope is to heal more, to go into remission, should that not be in my cards then I wish for my Illness to continue to be a vessel. To educate, comfort, and support others going through this. My biggest wish for this year is for Pat to successfully complete his Software Engineering program at Ferris. He so wants this and I am so proud of how far he has come.

To all of my readers, thank you for your love, your support, and your prayers. A very Happy Healthy New Year to you all!

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