Back To The Blogging World


So after taking a break from blogging I’m back. I may or may not have friends still on here but friends isn’t really the point of blogging is it. Its to express your views and what’s on your mind and heart. So this is what I plan on doing.

One of my biggest hangups in the past with blogging was I was always worried about what people will think or respond to what I have to say. I’m tired of worrying about that. I’m just going to say it. I invite open discussion. No forcing of views just open discussions.

So where do we start with my renewed blogging. I guess I should start where I left off on my life and catch everyone up. I guess since its now 2010 I will do an update on the events of 2009.

2009 was a good but also a tough year for me. The highlight of the year was getting a house. Since we moved here from Nashville we’ve had a hard time getting a house. We lived in an apartment for a while and then ended up living with family for 2 years. It was such a blessing to be able to live with family rent free and catch up on things but at the same time it was really hard. Were so blessed with our new house. I love it! I love having a kitchen most of all. I’ve really been learning how to cook. For Christmas this year I got a crock pot and a food processor. I also sometime in the summer got a bread machine. David has enjoyed the fact that I love making homemade bread.

The hardest part of last year was learning that I have a blood disease. I have avascular necrosis. Its a blood disease that effects your joints. For me it has attacked both hips. I was diagnosed a few days after we closed on our house. A house that I should add has LOTS of stairs. The disease causes the blood vessels in my hip joints to try to close up and stop feeding blood to the bone. So it has rendered me temporarily handicapped. I have to use crutches to walk and sometimes when were at the mall or other places I have to use a wheelchair. The treatment for the disease is really controversial. The only option from a doctors standpoint is surgical. They do a series of surgeries that “might” work but usually end up in a full hip replacement. I’m only 28 years old I just don’t want to go down that route. So I’ve decided to treat the root of the disease, my blood. Even if I have surgery because the disease is in my blood then it would just transfer to another joint and end up in more and more surgery. I’ve being seeing an AMAZING lady that practices natural medicine. I see her once a week and she usually does acupuncture for the pain and I’m also on a series of herbs that are treating my blood. I’ve been seeing her for a few months now and have seen lots of improvement in my condition. I am pretty optimistic about my outcome. I really feel like I will be able to overcome this without countless money costing surgeries.

So there I guess you have the good and the bad of last year.

I”m excited about a new year. Things I’m hoping for this year are to see me in full recovery. Not only from the disease but also my health in general. I just want to be healthy and able to enjoy life to the fullest. God has been doing some amazing things in my life during this process and I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing revelations he teaches me. Growing deeper in love with Him and in my relationship with others.

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