Thursday, January 01, 2009

Goodbye 2008

I started out 2008 looking somewhat like this:

and finished up 2008 looking a lot like this:

It hasn't been easy. Along the way there were numerous doctors appointments, dangerous surgery, support groups (other than 12-Step) and a lot of trial and error experiments with food, many of which ended in vomiting.

But I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Look, I've had a lot of medical challenges in recovery. Every thing from quadruple bypass surgery to this, gastric bypass surgery.

And this is the only one which, I feel, was truly life-altering.

I won't miss 2008. I'm hoping to use my vacation time in 2009 for actual vacations, rather than recuperating from surgery.

Here's to 2009. May it be a blessed, peaceful, calm, healthy and serene year for us all.




Bev Sykes said...

Loved the before and after. Once again you have accomplished something terrific and I'm so proud of you

JoyZeeBoy said...

Thank you, Bev. My family (blood and chosen, near and far, including you) make it possible for me to accomplish the seemingly difficult.

No smoking, no drinking, no stuffing my face.

Thank God for sex! ;-)

Alan said...

Thank God for sex? well I'll go along with that, but is there something you haven't mentioned?

Alan ('s nose is growing even as he types)

JoyZeeBoy said...

Something I haven't mentioned? No, can't think of anything offhand.

But if something comes up you'll be the FIRST to know.