One week from tomorrow I will go into the OR for the last time. The rod is coming out and the scars on my arms are going to be revised. What a journey it has been. A year ago, if you had asked me to imagine the day that I would be completely finished with all the procedures, I don’t think I would have been able to picture it in my mind. Now, here I am. It’s so hard to believe that the time has come.
It’s scary. The unknown. All I have been familiar with for the past fourteen years is doctor appointments, surgery, pain and frustration. Even though the situations were not ideal, they were safe and made me who I have become. Trust me, I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, now I leave that all behind and begin a new chapter of my life, a chapter of change. Scary, yes but also very exciting. I have already started working on ‘moving on’ from that chapter of my life.
Anyone who has gone through similar life changing events may know that it isn’t easy to just forget what is familiar. You become attached to the events and people. For the rest of my life there will be a piece of my heart in Baltimore, MD where my journey began and in WPB, FL where my journey continued and shall end.
Recently I was asked what the biggest influence for me was along the way and my response; the people. Without a doubt. I am so grateful to have encountered each and every person throughout my fourteen year long experience. Whether the encounter was negative or positive, it taught me something valuable and that is one of the BIGGEST lessons I have learned. Not every learning experience is a positive one. But even when you encounter the negative there is always something to be learned.
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Don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from learning and moving forward.