18 December 2010

Repeat the Sounding Joy

Hello, friends. I know I said I wouldn't be blogging anymore, but it turns out I just can't help myself. I'm feeling the need to connect in as many ways as I can.

This past year has been a doozy. A series of tests revealed a malignant, early-stage sarcoma in my right shoulder area, which required surgery. The surgery involved the severing of my C5 and C6 nerves, which led to a delicate nerve graft, for which I am still engaging in intensive physical therapy. I endured the extraction of my wisdom teeth, three months of radiation, and four months of chemo. And worst of all, my beloved grandfather passed away.

But all this has not diminished my sense of hopefulness. Because, all things considered, I'm still probably luckier than 99% of people in this world. I have a wonderful husband and amazing family and friends. I have a roof over my head in a vibrant, unique city. I get to make a living doing what I love. And I seem to be keeping all things cancerous at bay. I have a pretty sweet deal, people.

Big thanks to all those who supported me over the past year; I had no idea so much generosity and love was possible. You really outdid yourselves.

And for all this, I look forward to 2011 with joy.