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.