Apology and Promises

I’m back!!

I’m sorry!!! (Sorry for not posting in so long… not sorry for being back)

I have been overwhelmed, and for the most part, ignoring the whole “You have a life-threatening chronic illness” aspect of my life. Instead, I’ve been focused on the “You’re an idiot… such an idiot… PhD?! Really?!” aspect. Fortunately that focus has paid off and I passed my qualifying exam!! I’m an official PhD Candidate!!

And what did that cost me? Infections. Apparently I get infections when stressed. Remember those bright, beautiful red streaks from nearly two years ago? Well they came back. And brought friends. Lots of friends. Those friends apparently don’t like antibiotics and become resistant around antibiotics. Fortunately, with the second round, I managed to beat the two red-streak infections I had in my feet. But then two more came back… and that’s where I’m currently at. Doctor appointment is on Monday. Wish me luck.

So that’s the apology and brief update… here’s the promise: I will add more of an in-depth update, covering more of what has been going on in the wonderful wild life of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome meets PhD insanity. I promise I won’t wait another year to post again… honest…

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