Lea Plonty is…
Coffeeebuzd – the screen name that I have used for years now. It basically sums up the last active addiction that I allow myself, C8H10N4O2 (caffeine). Ahh, just writing about it now makes me want to have a cup.
I’m an HR person by day, and a complex woman all the time.
Recovery. I’m in 12 Step recovery, to date 23 years. I got clean my senior year in high school. I missed the prom and graduation because I was in adolescent treatment – but wouldn’t give up what I’ve learned for either one of those passing moments now.
Former Fattie. I’ve also fairly recently lost a bunch of weight, pretty much a whole person. This has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. I often tell people that it’s like drug addiction or alcoholism, only worse. Drug addicts and alcoholics don’t have to use to live everyday. I have to eat.
Arrhythmic Anomaly. The past three and a half years have been challenging to say the least. I was diagnosed with Atrial Tachycardia in 2005, and it was uncured until earlier this year. I now am the owner of a non-working heart and a state of the art pacemaker . This has been a very frustrating journey, I think the part that I’ve had to come to grips with the most is that the condition was likely caused by my own poor life choices some years ago.
Mom, by choice not birth. I spent 12 years of my life raising two children with my ex-partner. Although I was little more than a child myself and neither of us really knew what we were doing they turned out amazingly well adjusted. This has been one of the most rewarding accomplishments of my life.