I'm not saying so long*, but I did want to say thank you to all of you for reading my blog, offering me support and a community of people who know what it's like to deal with debilitating chronic illness.
On Oct. 14, 2007, I started this blog, not really expecting anyone who wasn't related to me to read it. I still believed it was just a matter of finding the right specialist to order the right diagnostic test and I'd have a diagnosis and, ideally, a cure.
I'm sure there's a life lesson in there somewhere about expectations and assumptions. :)
But while I consider the onset of my illness an unhappy anniversary, I definitely consider today to be a happy one, the silver lining to my life-changing mysterious illness. And that's primarily because of all the people I've met through this blog.
So thanks, all of you, for being my silver lining!
*The title of this post is a reference to Douglas Adams' book So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, a longtime favorite of mine.
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