Monday, July 11, 2011

Take Two

Well, here we go again.

I'm back in Atlanta scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning. I hope that the doctor will not change his mind again.

It's at 9am....

Monday, July 4, 2011

Keep Your Fork

“Keep Your Fork” Inspirational Story

A woman was diagnosed with a terminal illness and given three months to live. She asked her Pastor to come to her home to discuss her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at her funeral, and what scriptures she wanted read, and which outfit she wanted to be buried in. Then she said, “One more thing… I want to be buried with a fork in my hand.” The pastor was surprised.

The woman explained, “In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably say to everyone, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite time of the dinner, because I knew something better was coming, like velvety chocolate cake or deep dish apple pie – something wonderful. So, I want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and wonder, “What’s with the fork?” Then, I want you to tell them, “Keep your fork, because the best is yet to come.”

Attributed to: Roger William Thomas (1996 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Plasmapheresis Rocks!

Dr. Johnston had a good idea. :) The plasmapheresis (which turned out to be a big deal and a lot of trouble) has helped me. I'm nowhere close to normal, but I am functioning about as well as I did on 60mg of Prednisone daily. For those of you who aren't was 9 months ago that I took that much. SO, what I'm saying is that I'm doing better now than I have since October. YAY!

I've moved back into my own place and given my poor parents a much-deserved reprieve from my presence in their house. I love it! I'd forgotten how much I enjoy living in my home.

I just got back from Girls' Camp, which was incredible. :D I had the best week... you can follow that experience at if you want.

Life is good. Yes. Yes it is.

I still want to schedule surgery, because I'm still not anywhere close to well, and this is just a temporary reprieve, but I'm so grateful to have it...

Thank you.