Wow! It hasn't been since June of 2014 that I did one of these Journal Entries. Guess I've neglected my DA page something fierce, huh? Well, life has a way of doing that to you. In my case, this past year has been the year that put me to the test of my life...meant that literally as well as figuratively. There's no way to post this with a quick abbreviated update, so I'll just have to dive head first into the thick of it and start from the top of the situation that tested me.
April 11th of last year, I was rushed by my family to the hospital after weeks of feeling unwell only to discover that I was fighting a severe bout of Sepsis. Not going to mince words, but I was in denial over being sick for those few weeks. Figured I would just ride it out and take care of myself to get over my sickness. Honestly, I just didn't want to go to the hospital. Who does, really? Thing is, I increasingly was growing weaker and weaker, fighting my family all the way as they tried to talk me into going to the hospital to get checked out. Then it came down to the plain and simple factor that my energy had dwindled down to such an extent that I couldn't get myself up off of my living room couch on my own. This reality forced me to face facts and I relented, telling my family I'd give in and to call me an ambulance. They did and, as a result, SAVED MY LIFE!
Spent the entire day into the night awaiting my results and Sepsis was the culprit. As a result, I ended up going into Sepsis surgery a couple of days later and spent the remainder of the month as well as the first ten days of May last year in the hospital as well as their rehab facility. The doctors told me that had I not relented and let my family call an ambulance for me, I'd have likely gone into Septic Shock, Diabetic Shock (I'm also now Type 2 Diabetic, newly diagnosed during my Sepsis bout) and could have likely fallen into a coma and potentially died that weekend, had I not gone in. It's been a long and winding road (using The Beatles there) of recovery for me. I'm now happy to report that I'm feeling MUCH BETTER, looking the best I've ever felt (and feeling the best I've ever felt in my life) and losing TONS of weight (93 pounds as of this writing, to be exact) due to my new and more healthy outlook on life in the aftermath of my Sepsis. I'm following all of my required practices for my diabetes such as my meds, diet, etc. and have been walking and working out to no end in an effort to STAY ALIVE (I've yet far too much to live for, so I'm not looking to die, just yet). Hopefully I'll be around more often, if I can manage to do so. In any case, just wanted to pop in and say hi, offering an update as to what's been going on with me for this past year. The year has been eventful, to say the least, but with it all is my newfound appreciation for LIFE and I'm living it to it's absolute goddamned fullest! No worries, peeps! I'm on this!