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I’ve had an obvious absence from being online. I gave my oldest son a piece of advice once last year on aging, “Be careful what you do with your body in your 20’s and 30’s because once you get to your 50’s it has a way to come back and kick your ass.”

For years I worried alot about everything and ate very little taking my health for granted, I’m a “thinker.”Like many adults I was always in a hurry to do this and that, rushing rushing and then the last 6 months my body hit the proverbial brick wall health-wise. My family and I had my very own cancer scare coupled with a very nasty painful peptic ulcer. I carried both around months, ignoring the signs and symptoms thinking it was “aging,” or “stress,” or any explanation that would keep me from slowing down because I am not the type to get ill and hate going to any doctor. Don’t rush through life it isn’t worth it. It isn’t living.

Listen to your body!

In the last  few months I have been in and out of the hospital more than we can remember, seen countless doctors and am happy to report all will be well..eventually.  I have a whole NEW appreciation for life, and my priorities have done a complete 360 degree turn around. I am still working on the getting well part but am getting there and am so lucky, it could have been much worse. Ooh how good it is to sit here and feel like I am crossing over back to the land of the living but a heck of a way to drop 35 pounds in 4 months. I’ve missed this connection of hearing and seeing my friends online and learned who are my real friends offline through it all.

If you can wake up in the morning, you already have an abundance to be thankful for.

Life, we get just one shot at it!