I’ve been keeping this blog for about a year and a half, posting pretty frequently, and getting a lot of visitors — over 35,000 readers, total.
Lately, I’ve been dealing with some sticky medical issues that have baffled and confounded me for years, and that I haven’t yet been able to solve, medically. I had a pretty amazing turn of events yesterday, when someone finally said, “It doesn’t sound like _________. That just isn’t consistent with what I’ve seen. It sounds a lot more like ____________.”
In the space of an hour, I went from possibly having a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that people had been thinking I had, to probably having a less serious and not-life-threatening condition that people had wondered about, but nobody had followed-up on. This, at last, because a highly qualified, personally invested professional actually took the time to talk to me and listen to me for more than 20 minutes… and had taken the time to actually get to know me and my life history (not just my medical records), and used their head, rather than some generic algorithm that is designed for multiple scenarios.
The process has actually been longer than the hour we spent yesterday. We’ve actually been in contact for about a year. And that’s how long it took for me to develop a relationship with a care provider and health advisor who could actually help me.
This is good. It took forever, but it’s worth the wait.
Now I can get on with learning about this other thing I’ve got going on with me.
That being said, I’m going to be shifting the focus of this blog away from myself. A lot of people have visited and read and commented, and I appreciate the feedback. But life is waiting for me to live it, and I just don’t have the time, anymore, to keep up with posting here. I haven’t been all that keen about the quality of my posts, anyway…
The thing about social media is that you have to be consistently social, and if you’re not, you might as well not even bother. So I’m saving us all the trouble of humoring my inconsistencies, and I’m stepping way.
Who knows what the future will bring for this blog? I have learned a lot, but it’s time to shift my focus towards other things. Like living my life. And doing more writing that’s got more depth and substance to it. It could be that I come back, now and then. But then again, I may not.
Only time will tell…