This post comes after a significant personal journey. Over the years, I have been a fair weather blogger. I get distracted, or let other things get in the way. My disappearance from blogging and most social media for most of the summer was due to an illness. Last May I went to the ER with my eyes swelling and my blog pressure extremely high. It started a series of tests, resulting in the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism. My condition was a hormone producing benign tumor on my adrenal gland that caused me to lose potassium and gain sodium.
On July 10th, I had surgery to remove my right adrenal gland along with an overnight ICU stay. Almost instantly my left adrenal gland took over and corrected my electrolyte imbalance. I still felt that something was not right. I tested positive for h. pylori in October, and after an extensive round of antibiotics finally starting to feel normal.
Now that I am on the other side of all this I can finally look toward the future. Normally this is not where I get personal, but there are things to be said everything considered. I am so lucky my condition was curable and caught before causing major problems to my vital organs. So now I want to take this opportunity to focus on what makes me happy.
This holiday season I am refocusing on reading, research, and writing. This is resulting in my decision to revamp The Sassy Starfish self hosted on a new platform and name. Look forward to new content this upcoming month and into 2016. Maybe a few other surprises as well!
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to a much better year!