The Premise of this collaboration is that because there are so many amazing posts each day by such an assortment of the most talented artists around, it is virtually impossible to have the time to see them all. Seth has requested artists to select their own "favorite post" to link to his
2010 Buried Treasure Listing Here. ( I call it "Unearthing my diamond jiLY)
My contribution for this collaboration is from my post called Serendipitous Serendipity which you can see here based on my latest artwork I created for the
in collaboration with The Mount Sinai Medical Center in May 2010.
It starts off the same as my original posting on May 11, 2010- but the ending is very different. On June 21, 2010, I went to work in my role as Vice Chair of Administration for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. I ended up having a "first ever" seizure at a meeting with my Chairman and my 2 other Vice Chairs of Emergency Medicine. They took me to my own ER, where it was discovered that I had a brain abscess. As the bacteria could not easily be identified and the abscess was growing rapidly, I had brain surgery to have it removed - led by a world renowned team of doctors consisting of a neurosurgeon, neurologist and infectious disease specialist. I am now recovering at home on a multi month course of IV antibiotic treatments for a full recovery. I am blessed to be alive- to have the most amazing supportive network of my husband, two children, dad, sister, brother, precious friends, doctors, co-workers, therapists, colleagues and special 11:11 angels watching over me. I can no longer drive (which I hope will not be permanent), and have reductions in my eyesight which i am also optimistic will return when the swelling in my brain goes down. I have actually been blessed by this catastrophic event- and look forward to continue to see rainbows everyday, be inspired with new creativity - and hoping in at least small ways, I can touch others as I have been so overwhelmingly touched by them.
My new beginning, starting with my first post dated July 3, 2010 made from my hospital bed which you can see here.
As most beautifully written by Helen Keller:
The Best and the Most Beautiful Things in the World
Cannot be seen or Even touched.
They must be FELT with the HEART.