|Photo © 2010 PK Hawk|
After a miscarriage when my oldest daughter was only about seven months old, I lost another one, (a son) when I didn't even know I was expecting. So we waited for nine years before having our younger daughter.
I had a serious reaction to an antibiotic called Keflex after having surgery to implant a spinal cord stimulator, (just to help prevent infection) and nearly ended up with a colostomy, and nearly died from bleeding until my red-cell count was only three of four.
I have outlived my dear parents, and my late husband, as well. So, I suppose you could call those all achievements, that deserve recognition. Of course I had lots of help, too. I have also survived a serious spinal cord injury, that has killed several football players, or left them in wheelchairs. I can at least walk and talk and even type, so that is a pretty good trade-off, too.