Monday, November 23, 2009

November 23, 2008

A year ago today, Dr. B bounded into the exam room with a little less enthusiasm than I had become accustomed to over the previous 5 months. This was the day I had been waiting for and dreading for months. I guess, years, really. I had prepared myself as much as I could for anything. For the worst, but hoped for the best. It was a year ago today that I received the diagnosis that I had Cushing's Disease. That was the day I found out that I was going to have brain surgery.

I had a lot of different emotions running through me over the next few months before surgery and as I recovered. There were some really difficult times and others when little steps were huge triumphs. While I'm not completely cured yet, things are much better than they were a year ago. I have great doctors that I am very thankful for. I have an amazingly supportive family and I don't know what I would do without them.

We face all kinds of road blocks during our lives, but we just need to find a way to get through them and move forward. Last year at this time I didn't know if I'd be running at all this year, but I finished a marathon! There were times when I thought I would never get better but I pushed through with the support of family and friends and with goals in mind and knowing there were so many things I still wanted to do, that I made it through and am getting stronger every day. Little set backs are just that, setbacks, not dead ends!

This weekend I plan on working out my goals for the next year - running, fitness, health, travel. There's so much to do and I am so thankful that I have the chance to do it all!

7 comments:

Barbara said...

I guess I had probably purposefully buried the day in my subconscious. What a year you've had. You've accomplished so much.
Love you.

Morgan said...

Girl you are truly an inspiration! You've def had a helluva year! Amazing!

TallGuySurfing said...

Whoa... I wasn't aware of the adversity you have overcome. Congrats! That's so inspirational!

Marathonman101108 said...

Standing (running) ovation for you girl. How great is it that you ran and completed the NY City Marathon less than a year later. You are truly an inspiration. Congrats again on the marathon and what you have and will accomplish in life. I wish I had blogged with you prior to the marathon so we could have met.

knit1kids4 said...

Found you through SITs... what a journey you have been on. So true to not let setbacks change to dead ends. You continued to see the next "mile marker" in your journey and achieved it and more.

gracela said...

You have been a daily encouragement in my life. I am proud to call you my friend and I'm blessed that I get to work with you!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

AMAZING! I believe that with the right mindset and a focus on health the body will find a way to endure, you are proof of that!!