It wouldn't be February without realizing that indeed an milestone has been reached.
This being 2013, it has now been 10 years since I was diagnosed with Asthma.
I tried to think of some things I could be thankful for and in this case, it was surprisingly easy!
I'm thankful for the support system I have in place that makes my bitchy lungs easier to deal with... From my beloved TOG to my crazy cool doctor, to friends, family, coworkers and online lung buddies.
I'm thankful that I've learned enough about the disease to be able to manage it proactively.
I'm thankful that it hasn't impacted my love of traveling, it just means a really heavy carry-on!
I'm grateful that slowing down brought me my love of photography and my goofball Brute Squad.
I'm grateful that well managed, my lungs are well behaved for the greater part of the year.
I'm grateful for health insurance, because I just looked at last year's bills and DANG!
I'm grateful that asthma taught me acceptance, something I've often struggled with.
I'm thankful that as far as a health challenge goes, I've got it pretty good.
So here's to the next 10 years!