Have you ever been thankful for being sick?

I’ve had major health challenges in my lifetime.

In 2008 I was given 6 months to live. You would think that would be enough to frighten me. I refused to accept my diagnosis. Even though the doctors said there was no cure for my heart condition. When I wrote my first memoir LOVE the Beat Goes On, I talked about this journey and the things I did to overcome this very terrifying time in my life. But nothing prepared me for the last six months.

I will admit I never understood addiction.