Wednesday, January 04, 2017

2016

This past year started out a little stressful. 

I was in NH with friends, and when we went to leave, my friend's rental car had been towed.  As it turns out, it was towed to the nearest airport, which was in Maine, so instead of driving right home, we stayed an extra night, and took a long detour to go back and get the car. At least it was more time spent with friends!


Highlights of the year:

I spent a ton of time with my grandmother this past year.  On my days off when I was working, I took her to appointments, ran errands for her, or just sat at her house for a few hours to keep her company. I am so grateful for the time we spend together. 

I did my own genetic testing, through 23 and me, which I'm still trying to analyze almost a year later. I hope eventually it will be useful to find out if I do have some kind of genetic disease causing all of these issues. 

I also attended an investigational hearing as a result of my discrimination complaint I filed against my HR representative.  I remember being so proud of myself, I went in without a lawyer, and was able to get through most of the hearing without crying.  I am still waiting for a decision to be made.

My mom threw me a surprise birthday party! Well, it was almost a surprise.  I was so upset about turning 30 and not being where I wanted to be, and just having a pity party, and she felt bad and told me.  It was still fun!  I got to spend the afternoon with some of my best friends, and came home to a party with some of my family.  All in all, it was a good day. 

I went to ENDO 2016!  I got to spend the weekend at the Cushing's Support and Research Foundation Booth, and I loved seeing all the posters.  I learned a lot!  

I finally went to Nashville to visit my brother. That was a fun trip!

I went to Martha's Vineyard 3 times this summer, once with friends, once with my mom, and once with our neighbors. Huck even got to come! 

One of my cousins got married!  She had a fun reception a few months after her actual ceremony.  It was fun to hang out with all of my cousins!

I QUIT MY JOB!  FINALLY!



Low Points:

I took a ride in an ambulance after almost fainting at work.  Not fun.  Luckily I didn't have to stay in the hospital overnight.

My grandmother's twin brother died this summer.  It was sad for all of us, he was the closest thing to a grandfather, as both of mine have been gone for a long time.  But, at least he is not suffering anymore with Alzheimer's. 

My dad had to have emergency brain surgery, then a week later he had open heart surgery to remove a blood clot.  It was scary for everyone.  Luckily, he is doing much better now.

I have been pretty sick this whole year.  I am constantly tired, I get very out of breath with any activity, and I had a number of acute illnesses.  I was admitted to the hospital right before Christmas, and have been sick ever since.  Hopefully in 2017 we can figure out what is causing this and what we can do to improve it.  



Huck at the beach

Me at the beach

Friends at Menemsha

Sunset at the end of my street


Nashville!

My Birthday (after the surprise party)

Sunset at Menemsha Beach
At my cousin's wedding







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