This last May when I started investigating my difficulty swallowing, I would have never guessed where I would be at the end of 2016. I had a sense that I would be at a crossroads sometime in late fall. I believed this crossroads was going to be related to business or personal changes, I did not I have any idea that my medical condition would be playing such a large part of this change in my life. The outpouring of love, support and concern has been wonderful and I appreciate everyone’s support so much. Even though, some people know what's going on, many of my friends don't know. As you can imagine, I have not been able to keep up with all my friends to tell them what is going on in my life. The first journal entries will outline various aspects of my path up to this point.