The Real Story of Where I’ve Been

Hello! How I’ve missed it here! It’s time to get FAR more personal than I ever thought I would in public. I feel I owe a further explanation to the loyal and wonderful readers of this site.

For those who don’t know, I’ve been too ill to communicate for the better part of a year. Severe Central Sensitization Pain Syndrome (the worst case 50+ doctors have ever seen) was compounded by this. And these tragedies were recently complicated by a near-death emergency surgery incident.


You can read my dad’s previous hospital updates HERE and listen to an embarrassing, rambling voice recording of more details (can’t type) that I sent to my closest friends HERE.

The road ahead is long and grueling, but I’m ready for the fight of a lifetime…mostly because of the amazing people in my life, and unrelenting desire to be of service to humanity.


I want to give credit to my amazing friends for making and displaying this motivational graphic. It warmed my heart so beautifully…I’m still not over the wonderful surprise! Gets me every time I see it…


THANK YOU for supporting me. My love and gratitude are beyond all measure. I still cannot respond to comments, but I appreciate them with all my heart.

Special thanks to my incredible proxy blogger, who keeps my dreams alive when my body cannot do so. What a precious gift.


22 Responses to “The Real Story of Where I’ve Been”

  1. Karen Hendrickson Says:

    After listening to you tell your own story Dana, I had tears in my eyes. You are the bravest woman I know, and I have the privilege to call you niece. I will continue my prayers for you and your Dad. But I know you will recover…you have a very special Angel watching over you…..Love and miss you..

  2. Anonymous Says:

    wow, i love your blog, and had no idea what you were going through. i wish you a solid recovery, and all the best.

  3. I miss your posts TREMENDOUSLY Dana! I can’t say much more other than, I hope, hope, hope, hope, HOPE you make an amazing recovery so that you may return to normalcy(well, your normal. lol ) and…. of course, return to blogging. 😉 Sending healing wishes your way. Hang tight there woman!

  4. Gosh, Dana. Wishing you all that’s good in the world.

  5. kelly goles Says:

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your terrible pain and I know that all of your followers appreciate that you are thinking of us and giving us an update. It’s so great to still have this blog up and running. Get well soon, dear!!

  6. You’re brave and strong. As a faithful follower of your blog I feel like I know you and your proxy blogger and hope nothing but the best for you. Wishing you a healthy recovery and pain-free days.

  7. Good luck with everything Dana. Wishing you all the best.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Dana, Your tenacity is inspiriting. Keep up the fight. We can’t wait to have you healthy and strong again. Cheers to the Proxy Blogger for evoking your dark and curious character each day!

  9. shewalkssoftly Says:

    Thank you SO much, everyone!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Big love to you… sending lots of love and light from Portland.

  11. I strongly hope that you can recover soon…. All my love dear friend…..

  12. Sending thoughts and prayers to you!

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