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Recharge

This past weekend, I got a much needed emotional boost.  All of last week, I was terrified of getting sick, and every chill, cough, or headache made me nervous about having to cancel last minute.  A friend of mine was getting married, and I took a long weekend so I could spend an extra day with my BFF.  In the end, it all worked out well, despite a nagging headache the night of the wedding.

I have not been doing well lately, as you could probably gather from my last post, and the change of scenery combined with some alone time driving, and seeing a few of my favorite people was a much overdue ray of sunshine in my life. The wedding was beautiful, and it couldn't have been a more perfect afternoon, despite the threat of storms earlier on Saturday.  I got to see a friend from college that I hadn't seen in many years, which was great, and made a couple new friends too!

In other news, my favorite hospital of all time, Mass General, was rated #1 in the nation by US News!  My experience with them has been great, far better than anywhere else I've received care.  They certainly know what they're doing!




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