As usual, I have been terrible at keeping up with the blog, but I plan on getting back to it this fall. I have been spending my time with my darling family and enjoying as much of summer as I can before the weather gets cold again. I started therapy/counseling for PTSD a couple months ago, which is going well, though I don’t have much to write about as of yet. My mother was diagnosed with lymphoma, which was a shock and has put emotional strain on me and the rest of the family, but I am trying to keep positive and strong. Of course, I have a giant stack of things related to EDS, POTS, Bipolar II, and PTSD that I want to tell you all, but my lackluster effort seems quite evident. I am setting a goal to join you in the blogosphere again in the next couple months.
I have gotten a last-minute gifted trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the 2012 EDS Learning Conference put on by EDNF from a fellow EDSer; what a fantastic and wonderful surprise! Yippee! This golden ticket landed in my lap this morning, so I am trying dearly to rest up and then pack as I leave the day after tomorrow. I couldn’t be more grateful; the conferences are invaluable, but also have a hefty price attached between the registration, hotel accommodations, and travel expenses, and I didn’t think I would be able to catch another one for many years. As you might recall, I went to the 2010 conference and learned a great deal and was able to share that with you. I will do the same this time around, making use of this opportunity to help those of you who aren’t able to attend. It may take a while to transcribe and get them posted, but I will put up notes and photos as soon as I am able. Stay tuned for my updates.
A lot has changed over the last couple of years, including falling in love, moving to Ohio, gaining 3 more family members (3 cats) and a future wife, and most recently, an adoption of yet another furry kid. So, I leave you with Meeko’s sister, Raina, our adopted daughter who learned very quickly that the best seat in the house is on Mommy’s heating pad…