Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Last doctor appointment in The Bay!

Today: last doctors appointments here! Just saw my file; I've been here 384 times since June 2010. Good riddance!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Link Fail

It has come to my attention that when I switched this blog to the new name and format, here, any prior posts that had links to other posts in them were linking to now dead-end pages. FAIL.

I'm going through and fixing them now, but if you click a link and it brings you to a broken link on http://foodwithdrawl.blogspot.com/ you can fix it by inserting "ifounditworthliving" instead of "foodwithdrawl."

According to my site stats, this has happened 595 times. Thanks for clicking the links. Not so many thanks for not telling me about this for 7 months. Sorry if you didn't get to read things because of this problem.

I should have all of them fixed by tomorrow. If you find any other broken ones, let me know. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

And so it goes

In the last few weeks, I've said goodbye to two of my most favorite people. One, my best friend, I lost to life. The other, my Gran, I lost to death. Both of which were out of my control. They both loved and supported me in everything I did. Now there is a gaping hole in my life where they once were.

In a week, I will say goodbye to more of my favorite people, as I embark on the next path of my life's journey and leave this town. This was a choice I made based partially on things out of my control and partially on controlling my own future.

No part of any of this has been easy. It's been hard. Really effing hard. Actually, that's not even enough. It's been excruciating. I am raw and laid bare. I'm heartbroken.

And yet, I'm okay. Or I will be.

I'll be okay, because I'm alive. And because I have a blank canvas in front of me just waiting to have paint thrown on it. Because I have people who love me and believe in me. Because:

"Every change, life has thrown me,
I'm thankful, for every break in my heart,
I'm grateful, for every scar,
Some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were lessons learned.

And all the things that break you,
Are all the things that make you strong,
You can't change the past,
Cause it's gone,
And you just gotta move on,
Because it's all,
Lessons learned."
-Lessons Learned, Carrie Underwood

I'm moving on. I have a lot more living to do.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

State Fair of Texas

From T to B, L to R: Fried Jambalaya, Fried Pumpkin Pie, Buttered Corn, Tornado Fries, Fried Butter, Corn Dog, Roasted Corn, Hot Beef Sundae, Mac n Cheese Burger, Beef Jerky, Fried Okra, Red Velvet Funnel Cake, Picnic on a Stick, < This Year's Winner, Fried Cheese, Turkey Leg, BBQ Bologna, Snocone, Boudin, Caramel Apple.

I could eat the corn and turkey and watched my friends enjoy the rest.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Holy Mother of Updates

I've said in several previous posts that I would expound on various subjects later and haven't gotten around to it, yet. Oops. Life has been throwing me curve balls and having me jump through hoops, lately, so I haven't had much chance to keep people updated on everything. I can barely keep up with myself, these days.

Here's the skinny...

I can:
-Regulate my own body functions performed by my lungs, kidneys, intestines, etc. (HUGE deal)
-Jump (sorta- I have the landing down, the take-off is still kinda rough)
-Run (it ain't pretty, but I can kinda, in a weird way, do it)
-Ride a bike (I rode all by my self on Monday!)
-Stand all day long
-Walk for a few hours
-Go weeks without throwing up, getting a bloody nose, or coughing up small woodland creatures
-Be outside for more than 10 minutes without my skin cracking and falling off

I don't have to:
-Measure out every thing I eat
-Manage my blood sugar
-Do blood filtering very often

I still:
-Get winded easily
-Feel a buzzing in my toe at all times
-Have to watch what I eat
-Get infections a lot
-Probably can't eat that
-Have hope that I'm going to beat this thing

I am:
-The least moldy I've been (my fungus is dying off!)
-Getting physically stronger
-On normal Candida levels (my yeast is back in check!)
-Quitting my day job (tomorrow's my last day)
-Starting a company with my business partner (we've been working on it for about a year, now it's kicking off)
-Moving to TX for a bit and then moving to LA at some point I told you big changes were coming...

I'm headed to Texas for a wedding this weekend, for a week. Then I'll be back in San Francisco for a week. Then I'm off to LA for a week or so. Then to Texas indefinitely.

There. Consider yourself updated.

Focus On Ability

'Focus On Ability' is a short film competition, for high school students, to raise awareness of people who have a disability.

These videos are truly inspiring and proof that disabilities don't have to define us.

I really liked this one about Georgia and an organization called Fighting Chance, a youth-led, non-profit organization that aims to create "a world for people with disabilities where each individual lives a life without limits."

Her laugh is infectious and she doesn't let her disabilities take anything away from her ability to strive and be happy. We can all learn a thing, or two.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

One Percent Chance

Stories like THIS inspire me and fuel me.

Proof that sometimes we make our OWN odds, despite what doctors or anyone else tell us.