Hey LJ folks. Been a long time since I've been around here. I was just reading through my friends page for the first time in a long while and I forgot how open and genuine LJ is compared to other social sites. I need to come back here more often. I think it's still the best one around.
So, what's up with Bill? Well, I still have my job, luckily.
I've also been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease
. I started having symptoms about 3 months ago and wondered what the heck was wrong with me. I did tons of research online and found out about Meniere's which matched my symptoms exactly. Saw a specialist a couple of times and he's basically confirmed it.
The symptoms got really bad for a while and I got really scared, thinking I'd no longer be able to work, but the symptoms have been fairly mellow for the last couple of weeks, thankfully. It just sucks to be basically "normal" and then all of a sudden have this happen.
On the positive side of that, I have to be on a low-sodium diet and I've taken it upon myself to cut out refined sugars as well. My overall health is better and I think I'm losing weight. Let's just say I'm eating lots of salt-free stir-fry. But, no more pizza, burritos, or cheese for me.
The trip to Japan was quite nice. I've got pics up at Flickr
for all to see.
The girlfriend that I was dealing with before has undergone some good transformations. She went to jail intentionally. She rejected bond and went through it for a month. She needed to learn the hard way. She's been sober for close to 4 months and is FAR more stable! I set up an agreement with her that if she sounds anything less than clear on the phone, I don't pick her up. She's doing really well and I'm quite proud of her. She's been very supportive through my Meniere's stuff.
I've had San Diego on the brain. I lived there as a kid for a couple of years and the memories from that time are my fondest of my childhood. I really loved that place. I've missed it ever since. I'm going to take a couple of weekend trips over the next year to feel it out. I hope the economy improves because I really want to live there. I constantly miss the ocean.
So, that's life for Bill right now. Hope life is treating all of you well.