About life well lived
I'm 39 and married. My wife and I foster medically fragile kids, and we adopted 2 of them in 2009. In 2015, we adopted our third. Life has been pretty darn good to me. I was diagnosed with MS in 2006, and while there have been some scary moments, I have been fairly stable for the past couple of years. MS is just a way of playing the good game out with the difficulty setting at "hard."
"The Life Well Lived" originates from my answer how I would wish a biography of my life to be titled. Over time, the title has come to mean many things to me including what I wish for all of my family, all of my life's goals, how I wish to be thought of, and how I measure the success or failure of any given day in my life. Years later, I would still hope to achieve the title. It's just as with most things in life, the goal is both a more defined abstract and ever more difficult to reach as I travel ever further down the path. Recently, Patients Like Me gave me an invite to attend a conference at the National Academy of Medicine. A doctor I met there recommended me for the new position patients advocate on the American Board of Internal Medicine. I can hardly wait to see what I can bring to the board.