I lived in more pain than most people could understand. I didn't complain about it. Even some of my closest friends didn't know the extent of my pain. There is no way to describe how pain can take over your life. There is no way to describe how living with pain changes your outlook and attitude. There is also no way to describe how having less pain feels. I can look over my shoulders. Not a big deal to most people, but, one year ago, I couldn't do that. I still have pain, but I barely notice it since what I was living with one year ago was so much worse.
Starbucks was having a contest to win a new Verismo system. It was to use Pinterest and pin things that are not possible in your life that weren't a year ago. That's when I realized that one year ago is when I started treatment. One year ago, so many things weren't possible for me. So, here are some of the things that are now possible for me that I had given up on until last October.