Hi. This has been a rough year, because I lost the last of my close family when my brother, Jordan, passed away on March 31, 2020. He needed a liver transplant--we got close to getting him one, but we ran out of time. I'm ill myself with thyroid trouble that doesn't respond well to the medication I need to take--it's been that way for years, since they changed the formula of the one drug that did help me a lot. Jordan looked after me, and I tried to help him, too, as best I could--with what he'd let me help him with. It was hard, and I still feel guilt that I wasn't able to do more for him, or wasn't smart enough to get him to take better care, etc. We lost our mom in 2005, to complications because her thyroid medicine didn't help her right, either. Our dad passed away when we were little kids, from something called Hodgkin's Disease. As hard as everything has been, I've always had someone from the family there to share a holiday with, or to get through things in general when things are hard--and to share whatever good times there were, too. This year will be really hard, on this Jewish New Year, to have no one around from the family. I know holidays of any kind are hard for people with losses....just needed to vent about this, and I feel for you, too, if anyone out there is going through something like this. Thanks for reading, if you did.