Saturday, December 31, 2016

Three year BLAnniversary

It's my BLAnniversary! Three years ago, I had my malfunctioning adrenal glands removed in an effort to cure myself of Cushing's disease. I underwent two unsuccessful pituitary surgeries, medication therapy with ketoconazole, a drug that lowers cortisol, for 15 months, before deciding to undergo what many doctors call "a surgery of last resort." Not exactly the words that make a patient feel warm and fuzzy, yet I moved forward like many of Cushing's friends did before me and after me, and I pursued a life free of excess cortisol. Big risk, big rewards?

In the last three years, I have had some good days and many bad days. I can't say that it has been easy. In fact, it has been very difficult.

It is not so important to me to recall all the details of the journey. For this New Year's wish, I choose to focus only on the fact that I educated myself and took care of myself enough to survive that past 1095.75 days. My only job now is to keep going, every day that comes my way, in hopes of spending many more days with my daughter and husband plus my lovely friends.

Happy New Year to all y'all.