Our heroine is not going into details, dear Reader. Details would be self-serving. They might make you uncomfortable. Little point in either. Suffice to say that 2009 in its entirety has been a most difficult year on the health front.
I mentioned the Brainspin a while back. It was a side effect of treatment for the larger issue. It’s much better. Comes and goes, but nowhere near as disorienting as it was. We give that a yay! (Including a rare exclamation point.)
As for the larger issue, I will say it was quite large. Evidence suggests that after eleven surgeries this year alone and other unpleasantries, the larger issue has resolved. This is given a big honking YAY! To have gone more than two weeks without the medication that allowed me to survive and not relapse is amazing. I plan to continue this progress and take steps to recover fully.
I thank those of you on Twitter and Yahoo Messenger for keeping my spirit alive and well. Most of you didn’t know of my struggle. That’s the way I wanted it. My spirit and joy were kept alive by you and by writing. You taught me to write better novels and challenged me to raise the bar. You are amazing people. Never doubt or forget that. I will remind you if you do.
With your encouragement and my novels keeping me spirited, I walk into 2010 with my head held high. You’ll never know what being able to do that means to me. 2010 is going to rock, and rock hard, for all of us.