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Hello, Friends!

Just wanted to pop in and say that I am still alive and bumping around! I’ve been quite busy with work and life things. My depression is completely manageable right now, which is wonderful. Since going off the medications I felt were superfluous, I’ve felt much better and have lost about 10 pounds.

I am dealing with some other health issues involving my kidneys and stomach, which are unfortunate and a pain. I’m still in the middle of testing and stuff, so I don’t really know what’s going on. I’m hoping the stomach thing is just some sort of infection that can be handled with a round of antibiotics. The kidney thing is weird…the technical term is chronic kidney disease stage 3, but that’s really just something they put down so insurance knows how to cover it. Basically one or both of my kidneys isn’t working at full capacity and we’re not really sure why. I’m not in any danger and I have a feeling it’s related to my past kidney infection (ugh, remember that?) and my overuse of OTC painkillers (thanks, headaches and roller derby).

Right now I’m getting ready for the holidays. I’m not decorating this year — giving myself a break. Just buying gifts for the people and children I love, and taking my mom to the city to see “A Christmas Story” on Broadway. I’m taking a once a week roller fitness class, which is fun (but very difficult to get up for in the morning — Sundays at 9:30am and it’s an hour away)! I remain close with my old roller derby team and remain thankful for the derby community and all the friends I’ve made through it.

So…that’s my story so far. How are you guys doing?

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  1. Whoop! Seeing this was splendid. I hope this kidney and stomach business is figured out soon. Keep taking good care — your roller fitness class sounds rad. (And good call on cutting yourself a break over the holidays. Why do we always put so much pressure on ourselves this time of year?)

  2. This is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.

  3. Congratulations on getting through a very tough time!! So happy to hear you are feeling better (mostly!) — made my day!!

  4. Happy holidays indeed!

  5. Doing fine. Hope you continue to feel better.

  6. Glad to hear. :)

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