Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Bucket Full of Sorrow

Hello everyone! I have been feeling rather glum as of lately, partly because I struggle with mental illness and the other reasoning being my Klippel. I do not feel ready to undergo a surgery of the debulking magnitude in January, but I know it is more than likely a great leap forward for me as opposed to a step back... whenever I feel pessimistic about the surgery, I remember that the benefits may greatly outweigh any risks.

One of the issues I have been dealing with lately is utter fatigue – my body is so tired, constantly, which can be attributed to numerous circumstantial things I have happening within my life. A great deal of my friends no longer live in the area, and that in itself can leave my feeling rather lonesome – but I am doing my best to get on despite the constant loneliness in which I often feel.

As far as dating, I am not doing much of that right now as my primary focus needs to be on my own well-being prior to surgery. That may sound rather selfish, but it is the reality of my life at this point in time. Still, I must acknowledge that I do have a multitude of great friends in my life – many of whom I have met through the Vascular Anomalies community – who help to keep my spirits up. I only wish they lived closer!

If you are on Facebook and would like to join my public FB page (Arianna Faro- A Limp At A Time -an extension of this blog) please feel free to do so and find the page by clicking HERE. Much like this blog, I talk about issues such as Klippel, Chronic Illness in general, and mental illness. It also gives a tiny glimpse into my personal life – as well as a large glimpse into my life with Klippel.

Hope you all are well!
Ari


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Welcome to The Holidays

Hi there, everyone!
It's that time of year again, isn't it?
Only I cannot remember even a mere speck of time from this season last year - I was inpatient at the hospital. This year I am home - which means I am free- depending upon how you interpret that word. Things around me have been crumbling in terms of my foot and some other lovely Klippel areas.

I am due to get debulked on January 26th.

So, while being home for the holidays is a sweet desert of the finest taste, it comes with some restraints. I do not want to get debulked - but it is time to get the deed done. I will be in the most capable of hands, Dr. Spencer of the Vascular Anomalies Team. If you have ever met her, then you know there is no other way to describe her than, well, fierce as hell. And yes, I mean that in the best way possible.

Oh and guess what? I have a niece - my first ever! - due this May. If that is not motivation to get the surgery done and over with, I don't know what is. Talk soon! - AH


Monday, December 1, 2014

"Hold On"

"Make it to the end
It will better you very soon, oh yeah
Rely on your friends
They’ll get you through
They’re there for you, oh yeah
Hold on
And suddenly you find your way

Hold on
Till yesterday is far away
Don’t let it get you down
It will bury you, very soon, oh yeah
Come into your own
And then let it go
Don’t you know, oh yeah
Hold on
And suddenly you find your way
Hold on
Till yesterday is far away

When you’ve had enough of everything
All is left is let it go
Hold on
And suddenly you find your way

Hold on
Till yesterday is far away

Hold on
And suddenly you find your way
Hold on
Till yesterday is far away"