This will be short and sweet because I need to clean my room and one of my best friends, farmer Erica Wallace (yes, she’s seriously a dairy farmer), is coming over for a visit soon. A lot of my friends, Twitter followers and SBOTD fans have expressed that they’d like to send me cards in the mail - the wonderful crew at @LegendaryHockey talked about setting up a PO Box for me - so I decided to go for it. As long as people realize that I’m not dying or anything. Haha. I don’t want to mislead anyone and sound all, oh woe is me, poor me, etc. The reality is that this whole health battle has been incredibly frustrating. I’ve amassed debt from being unable to work, have no idea when this is over, and most of my belongings are now sitting in a 5x10 storage locker until I’m healthy enough to live on my own again. I’m a few weeks out from turning 25 and my life is still completely in limbo. But after the most recent surgery, it does seem like I’m out of any immediate danger to my life and that while this is frustrating, eventually I should make a pretty healthy recovery.
There are many people who could use your support and encouragement and I’m well aware that I’m far from the most deserving. Yet, with that said, my health is extremely day-to-day right now and something like a Get Well card really would cheer me up! As you can see from the last post, some days are okay and I’m able to get out, but the last few days have been very rough and extremely painful and kept me in bed.
So, consider this post as me not asking for anything, but definitely allowing you to send cards or letters and me being very happy about it. Hahaha :)
My P.O. Box is:
P.O. Box 35056
Stn Kingston Centre
Kingston, ON K7L 5S5
I’ve had a raging headache the last few days and have hardly been on my laptop, so I still owe a lot of email responses and such. Please be patient! I’m trying to balance rest with correspondence and SBOTD and all of that. I may not be able to respond to everyone via mail because, well, I couldn’t go buy a chocolate bar right now if I wanted to and postage ain’t cheap! Hahaha.
Also, I know it’s risky to be so vulnerable and share so much with the world but the few dozen emails I’ve received from people that my openness has somehow helped them feel less alone or more grateful and optimistic have made this so worth it. :)
I want to do another update in the next couple of days with excerpts from emails I’ve received so stay tuned!
Lots of love,