I was trying to remember some of the thoughts and feelings I had way back before being diagnosed with HA, and remembered the very first blog I started, A Nickel for My Thoughts (because my name is Nicola, get it? ha ha ha). Went back to it, and there were a few posts that added more backstory to this blog, so I decided to copy them over here so everything's in one place. So if you subscribe to this blog through a feed reader or email you might see the posts popping up - they're all from almost eight years ago. Hard to believe it's been that long!
They start with this one if you're interested in reading through them.