Happy Thanksgiving

I was fortunate enough to get help. I am so extremely thankful there were people who took care of me when I couldn’t take care of myself. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for every person that helped me fight this battle. I am thankful for all the tools I have learned to fight my disease, and the freedom it has given me.

My months of treatment this summer introduced me to some of the strongest people I have ever met. I am so thankful for having witnessed their journeys, victories and perseverance. They are true superheroes and inspire me every day. My journey this summer blessed me with beautiful friendships, and a wonderful support system.

I am thankful that I was able to return to my normal life, which is something that last spring I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do. Even just the simplest things like walking down the street or going to the store had become unmanageable to me before, so the fact that I am now able to walk around, shop for groceries, drive my car, run errands, work and even travel is such a miracle to me.

I am thankful for my family and friends that have stood behind me through all of this. I know it is not always easy to understand my issues but I appreciate their willingness to learn and listen without judgment more than they can ever imagine.

I am thankful for my workplace and my work family, which welcomed me back with open arms when I was ready to return.

I am thankful for being alive. I am thankful for being lucky enough to have woken up this morning and to have another day here on earth full of opportunities to continue improving and becoming a better version of my self. Let Thanksgiving remind us of everything we can be thankful for. We should never let ourselves take even the smallest things for granted, but appreciate and celebrate all that we have, not just today but every day.

Happy Thanksgiving ♥

I want to start my Thanksgiving blog by giving thanks to all of you who read my last blog. I was overwhelmed by the support I received. All of your beautiful words warm my heart and continue to inspire me in my recovery.

I have never celebrated Thanksgiving with as thankful of a heart as I did this year. This past year has been a year of pain, terror and challenges, but also a year of self-discovery, healing and growth. There were times this year that were so excruciatingly painful that I lost all hope. I barely had any fight left in me, and just wanted to give up.