Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 In Review / My Year

Nope...Not going to rehash the musical year that was. The industry is in a downward trend and I am simply not up to plunking that one string banjo.

This is about me.

This is about my struggle with advanced liver disease. I had great plans to end the year and in a matter of hours and one surgical procedure last week, my plans were put on hold. It has been a wild ride this year. 8 surgical procedures. I almost died twice. I have fought liver disease, hospital billing, blood work billing, disability and have attempted to run the point for fund raising to help  with my medical fund.

I am tired. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually tired.

My resolution. Review less. Enjoy more.

I banged out a few reviews that wrote themselves but am simply not up to the task at hand right now. I need that me time...I am not going away, just refocusing my efforts and energy. Time for a new approach.

I'm a realist. My blood clot can not be removed for now as I have bleeding issues that would make an operation a death sentence. This also lessens my chances as an acceptable match for a new liver. Transplants are stalls - not cures.

I hope everyone has a joyous New Year and I thank you for your support. It means far more than physical dollars. If you have any physical dollars left please help out my medical fund if you can. Your kindness is touching and is already being paid forward.

Happy New Year!
Brent