Everytime I'd call my mother and ask how she was doing she'd say, "I'm not dead yet!" Her response used to hurt my feelings because I was really concerned about her wellbeing.
Well, I have been out of touch for a while. My personal life was on a one-way ticket to no where. But after the dust has settled, I must say as mama did, I'm not dead yet!
I say this with a smile, a wink and hope that my path will level off and have smooth sailing.
I will continue to be an advocate for health, an example of living beyond pain and one of many voices for people living with Sickle Cell Disease (yes, in all caps!).