Happy New Year! I can’t believe that it is another year finished and a new one already a week old! I am so grateful to be able to see another year end and another year begin. For experiencing another Christmas, New Year, deep freeze, snowfall, snow melt, and refreeze. The little beauties of nature that surrounds me.
In 2007, when I was diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis and heart failure, it was only discovered by accident. They didn’t go looking for it. And I was told that had they not found it, I would have been dead in a month or two, without warning, just dropped down and died – literally. And that puts life in a whole new perspective.
When I started this blog four years ago, I never intended for it to be a mega blog with thousands of followers. Four years ago I was looking for a site or a blog where someone just shared their experience with the disease, no scientific and medical jargon about sarcoidosis, just their day to day experiences. And I couldn’t find it. So I figured that if I was looking, there were others out there looking too, or at least there would be.
So I started this blog, with the hope that if I could reach just one person, and let them know that they weren’t alone on this journey, and here’s what you could expect, then I accomplished that. My blog, thankfully, has stayed relatively small. I have probably as many views in the last four years as some blogs get in a month. But that’s okay with me. I get to read each comment and answer each one at my leisure, and I don’t have that pressure to perform for “my public”. As I recently wrote on another blog’s comment, I aim for quality, not quantity.
Over these past few years, I garnered a small following. Some of you actually subscribe to my blog, getting an email every time a new article is posted. And some of you come back every time I post, read my rantings, and hopefully you get something from it. And out of those, some of you leave a comment, or a “like”. And to all my readers, I say thank you, with a special thank you to those that reach out to me and leave a comment. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement.
writing and main ting a blog is not easy, and it is these little gestures that keeps my going on. Wishing everyone all the best for a very happy, healthy, pain free and wonderful New Year.