Posted on March 21, 2017
It has been a year since my last update, and I thought my next one would be the update that told the story about how fantastic and fabulous everything was. As far as my liver goes, that IS the story - my new liver is still functioning perfectly, and I'm still filled with thanksgiving to my team of doctors, helpers, and of course my amazing and generous organ donor and his family. There will never be enough gratefulness in the world for this gift of life!
In fact, by the end of January this year I had turned a wonder-filled corner health-wise, and was feeling stronger physically than I had in many years - my joy on the day I spent 8 hours doing hard physical work and still felt good afterwards could hardly be contained! A couple of days later I slipped on a stair, fell, and broke my back.
So I'm currently wearing a back brace, once again I have limited strength and mobility, and am not able to work again, but was (and am) still confident that I will get back to that place of strength and joy.
Then one more insult - the proverbial last straw - I found some major water damage to my home, thanks to the heavy storms that California experienced this winter, and I just found out that my claim has been denied by the insurance company. The expensive (but necessary) repair cost convinced me that it's time to bury my pride, move back into that powerful space of being willing to receive, and reopen this fundraiser.
If any of you wonderful benefactors out there are willing and able to contribute to my getting back on my feet, I…well, I have no words at the moment, only tears, at the memory of how overwhelmed I was last year, when the generosity of so many, both known and unknown to me, helped me pay the bills, stay in my house, and get through the year with grace and gratitude.
With humility and heart, I thank you all for reading this, and if all you do is send a smile and some good wishes my way, I thank you for that. :)
With Love and Gratitude,