I am improving. Slowly but surely. A few years ago, I went through a life-changing medical event and subsequent diagnosis that has obviously significantly impacted the way I live. It has taken me several years to start being comfortable with myself and my medical issues, along with numerous trips to doctors, specialists, emergency rooms, and all types of medical facilities. I am gradually improving, and my doctors are proud of me. One of the more important changes I have implemented, is one that focuses on putting myself first. To that end, I have gone through several new jobs (always by choice luckily), a few moves, and have leaned on my friends, my professors, and my husband probably more than my family in many ways. I don’t know if I can take the time to acknowledge everyone that has helped me through this difficult period, but I will still try to make the effort and show how much I appreciate having their support.