Today, 46 surgeries later, she is a volunteer with the at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.
So when that wonderful Friday came along, I went out to dinner by myself to celebrate.
Browse through thousands of people from around the world looking for that one special person or maybe just to make new online friends.
And I thought, Oh my god.
I know that I am worth something now.
And yes, this whole process has been very painful.