I haven't posted in a very long time. For the most part I've remained really hard on myself for my failures. My health has gotten me down, my compulsions have kept me down for quite awhile. My guilt and shame has kept me from even venturing onto the SparkPeople website for quite some time. I decided to brave it a couple days ago, and without fail, I was uplifted. I began to read the posts of many who are going through exactly what I am going through. Although my medical issue is a "one in a million", I read about a few who are having medical issues of their own and their are finding ways to make it work. Today.....I need to say thank you to each and every Sparker out there with a story to tell. I have fallen many times but your words have picked me back up. If you've taken the time to read this....spread the word. I appreciate you and I know you appreciate the post of many other Sparkers. We need each other. We each are a strand in a tightly woven rug made for us all to stand together on. It cushions us when we fall and even provides us with a little comfort until we decide to get out backside back up. I'm am proud to stand among you and blessed to be here, cheering you all on as you all have cheered me on. There's a special kind of faith amongst us all. We believe in our successes even though we may never see one another or how we accomplish them. We know it's there. I thank God for getting me here and I thank you for making it worth staying.