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!