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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year...and New Decade!

When I think back to last year at this time, the difference is amazing. I was hopeless this time last year...not working, fighting my headaches, spending most days in bed and in pain, and seeing no excitement in another year of the same. I was depressed, negative, and tired. But this year is different. I'm actually excited for the new year. I'm excited to be able to go on trips, to make commitments, to make plans, to return to some of the activities I love that have been put on hold for several years, to be able to look ahead instead of taking life one day at a time. I do not usually subscribe to the idea that a new year is a fresh beginning but this year I have changed my outlook a bit, and I really do contribute that all to the success of my nerve stimulator.

This is also the end of a decade that has been pretty outstanding for me. I graduated college, got my first professional job, bought my first house (and my second), bought my first horse (and my second), got married (only once!), did some exciting travelling including my first trip overseas, and won a war on headaches that I've been fighting for more than a decade. It's funny how things look when you view a bigger picture.


So here's to the new year and the new decade. May they bring more happiness, more fun, more accomplishments, and no more headaches, not only to myself, but to everyone!

3 comments:

Sue said...

Wow. That *is* a lot for one decade. May the next one bring only good things and more adventures for you and yours. Happy New Year!

kyleknightfamily said...

I am truly happy for you and hope this new decade brings more accomplishments to you and your family. Our son is 23 and has suffered from constant pain for 3 years now. Our son sounds like you were; depressed and unable to function. We have been to doctors around the world and one just suggested a nerve stimulator. Could I ask who put yours in as we are not sure where to go from here?

Reply from said...

I'm sorry to hear of your son's suffering. My doctor was Ahmed Elborno out of CHicago. If you go to the right hand side of the page, scroll down a bit to where it says "Links." His website is the bottom link.

I'm also compiling a list of other doctors that do the nerve stimulators which I should have up in a few days. I cannot vouch for the skills of any of those doctors but it may give you another option closer to home if you are not located near Chicago.