Linda and Casey commented on a question that Sara wrote as a topic on the forum the other day. Sara wanted to know how I was doing at my new job. Well as Murphy's law would have it.....not very well regarding my Menieres but I did make it through the whole week of intense training and have 2 more weeks to go. What I wanted to talk about here is this....and it's in response to Linda and Casey's very nice comment about my determination. This is what I wrote back to them but then decided to turn it into a topic for everyone to read: Thank you Linda and Casey. I have always been this way. I made it through 25 major surgeries due to having Spina Bifida so I can't let a small thing like the flu or a cold stop me. I can honestly tell you that having Menieres is about the biggest challenge I have ever faced in my life. It's not a challenge to stay alive like it was with Spina Bifida but it is a challenge to be able to hold on too a job, a relationship and in general just to have a normal life. Please don't panic! I'm not having any problems with my marriage to Tho my wife. I was using that as an example as I know that there may be some of us here that do have that particular problem because of Menieres Disease. I know it's easier said than done but having determination, courage and strength comes in handy when you have Menieres and those are some of the only attributes I have to battle this disease with other than good people like yourselves to come and write too and get advice from. This forum is a blessing. I think most all of us have those same attributes within us otherwise you wouldn't be here. You would have given up a long time ago. So I have to commend all of the people on this forum for having determination, courage and the strength to fight this disease. Yes we are going to have very bad days and then we are going to have some of the best days of our lives and I know there are a lot of you out there who suffer a great deal but you're still here to live another day. Not everyday is a bad one. I believe you are still here because of determination, courage and strength. I appreciate all the comments I received on Sara's topic about how I'm doing at my new job and I certainly appreciate Linda and Casey's comment on my determination but I want everybody to know that I have noticed everyone's determination here. We as people with an incurable disease do very well and we can live somewhat normal lives if we just realize that we will have good days and we will also have bad days. Every time I have a bad day, it's always in the back of my mind that it's going to get better and I wont spin continuously for the rest of my life. Well I just wanted to get that off of my chest. I admire everyone here for their determination, courage and strength to fight Menieres. Never give up because tomorrow is a new day and remember those three words. Determination, Courage and Strength. David.