There is such a feeling of promise in the first days of a new year. In the infancy of each new year we make resolutions; put away our holiday decorations; plan for spring break...whatever your new year rituals are, you are probably practicing them now.
In retrospect, I find that last year I failed to achieve some of my biggest goals for 2011. Circumstances beyond my control prevented me from getting the upper hand on my disease, and I let it defeat me - I let it keep me from truly enjoying the good days (sometimes weeks!).
So my only resolution for 2012 is to live more in the moment. I resolve to put the bad times in perspective and only let them rule in the moment. I'm feeling pretty optimistic that, in spite of how my medical situation proceeds this year, I can still make it a good one.
I'd like to thank each and every one of you who has encouraged me as I chronicle my journey. There have been times when your comments and compassion have been the light that helped me find my way. Tune in if you can ... I'll try to keep it interesting, and I love to hear how you're doing too.