Anyway, I don't know whether it's better to say happy anniversary or happy birthday but one year ago (12/14/12), I launched SenseHaven.com while embarking on my journey to find relief from misophonia - the kick-off post being the experiences during my trip to the Mayo Clinic. I knew my time there would be important to document in tbe blog but in my mind, the ultimate goal of the overall website was to promote more awareness about misophonia to sufferers and non-sufferers alike so that others like me wouldn't have to suffer for decades not knowing there was actually a medical reason for their selective sensitivities.
Since SenseHaven.com was launched, nearly 22,800 unique visitors have visited the site from around the world, and I have you all to thank for that. So, THANK YOU!
I have some interesting news that arrived yesterday evening and, given SenseHaven's milestone, the timing couldn't be more perfect! I received an email from the researcher conducting the misophonia fMRI study with the official go-ahead to be a participant in the study. (My official test dates are in mid-February.) I'm very excited about the news!
Hopefully, this will be the beginning of many more research opportunities to come in the near future. (I've even started developing some potential research ideas too.) More research = better understanding, which hopefully will lead to more universal awareness (not only within the medical community but also by the general public). This will eventually lead to more tolerance towards sufferers and perhaps a consensus for how to successfully treat misophonia.
Taking one step at a time eventually allows people to climb mountains!