I survived. This year has held adventure as well as a lot of loss and hardships.
- TONS of physical therapy.
- I was diagnosed with EDS, MCAS, CCI, hyperPOTS, and a few other things.
- I went to California to visit wonderful friends and see Paul McCartney (!), my musical idol for decades.
- I discovered two cysts in my wrists that needed surgery.
- I visited my brother and family in Florida to welcome them there and celebrate my sister n laws birthday.
- I took many walks in the wissahickon with my dog and celebrated the beauty of nature, stillness, water, and trees.
- We discovered we needed masons to complete a very expensive chimney rebuild.
- We also discovered we needed an expensive gutter replacement.
- We found a new church congregation with some amazing people.
- My hip stopped working. I had a torn labrum with cysts, a partial dislocation, and free floating cartilage. I got my 2nd surgery of this year.
- My 6 year old needed doctor appts for migraines, anxiety, ADHD, and sleep apnea.
- I learned to ask for help.
- I applied for disability.
- I started online courses for my School Nurse Certification.
- We visited my 92 year old grandma.
- My parents drove me back to Philly on 12/16 after recovering from hip surgery. It would be the last time I would see my dad.
- My dad died unexpectedly 4 days before Christmas 💔
- My husband and I still made Christmas happen for my 3 and 6 year old while planning a trip for my dads funeral.
- I spent hours on end on New Years Eve with my siblings going through paperwork and getting affairs in order. Everyone developed a fever between 101-104 which we found out today is the flu 🤘🏻
This year may have been one of the most challenging of my life. I have hopes for 2020 easing up a bit. Enough for us all to come up for air. I’m sincerely so happy if this year was kind to you. But if it wasn’t, know you’re not alone. I see you. We’re there too. And we’re holding out a piece of hope for next year for all of us ♥️