Friday, January 1, 2010

My new year wisdom

Happy New Year!!! I woke up thankful today. I have decompensated Cirrhosis-yes, but!! A year ago today I was still waking up on a daily basis wondering what was wrong with me? Was this ever going to end? Sickness has always been like a splinter for me. It hurts just enough to piss me off and I can never find where it is. But not anymore... We've got that sucker in our sights and now just need to yank it out (metaphorically speaking) I know it is a little (ok, a lot) more complicated than that, but at least now, I know what and where the monster is and with a crapload of help, meds, and prayers... (oh yes, and a liver -- another key ingredient)I have faith that it will be fixed... I can be healthy and pain-free. I am no longer dreading the new year because I know it will be filled with tiredness, weakness, and sickness. I am excited for the unknown possibilities.

I was reminded today of an old saying,
"If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone elses, we would take ours back."
For some reason that is the thought I want to leave my 14 readers with... hehe. and trust me when I say, I believe it! May we all be reminded of what a gift life is, and be able to enjoy it. <3


Craig said...

Love the post Ricki - hate the colors!!!!
Please make them reader friendly for old farts such as myself????

Craig :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year's Ricki! Sandie and I are here reading this together. Thank you for reminding us to be grateful for everything we have. Sandie loves that old saying. It is so true. Say hi to Jason and give River a big kiss from Noni. Love to you, Rhonda and Sandie

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Linda K said...

Your right, my problems are nothing to the battle you are are in my prayers ever since I found out about your illness...Jason & River too!
Linda Ligon