So today was my surgery appointment and I am happy to say that I will not be needed surgery. Well its not that I don’t need the surgery, but the Dr does not want to do the surgery until we try less evasive steps. First will be shots in my back. I’ve heard from so many people that this is amazing the first 2 times you try it and then it doesn’t do anything. What I do know is that I will sometime in the future need back and surgery and possibly sometime soon, knee surgery. But the Dr is more worried about my blood clotting disorder. Knowing that makes me a high risk patient and he wants to do everything he can to not have surgery. I like this idea, but I am ok with the thought that I will one day need surgery. You can only prolong something for so long.
As for my future this hopefully puts me on the path of better health and more energy to do the things I do….yes….I may at times seem like I have it together and many other times seem like I have all the energy in the world, but I promise you…its not the case, but because I am so passionate about what I do for Veterans, that I don’t let the pain define me and my purpose.
There are only so many times in this life that we have moments that define us. The moment I joined the Army, The moment I deployed to Iraq, The moments my kids were born and the moment I was diagnosed with my conditions. They all lead to something, more than we will ever know, but they all have a purpose. What I know is, no matter the outcome of my conditions or disabilities, I will still have the strength and ambition to continue to fight for Veterans, Fight for Freedom, and to know keep quite about the issues plaguing our country. Again my conditions don’t define me, they only make me stronger and the more pain the more anger is fueled to the VA, and this administrations.