Day 8: Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
In 5 years, it will be 2021. I will be 35 years old. (ACK!)
Treatment for celiac disease will certainly have evolved by then. There are already drugs in the pipeline, such as larazotide, that should be ready to come to market by then. And the vaccine is in clinical trials too. So it’s possible I may not be eating entirely gluten free in five years. Wouldn’t that be great? Or at least I won’t need to worry as much about accidental exposure. Hopefully I won’t pass the disease onto my children, but the chances are about 1 in 20, so he/she/they will need to be watched carefully for symptoms.
Speaking of children, I hope to have 2 children within the next five years. I honestly had planned to have been done having kids by now, or at least with number two on the way. But my crazy health issues put having kids on the back burner multiple times. Obviously, I need to be healthy before my body can handle a pregnancy. Not to mention I need these health issues to be under control to even be able to get pregnant in the first place…stupid brain tumor. I fully believe my endo will not be a problem because I’ve had excision. Two years out and I’m endo free, so I have every reason to believe I still will be in five years. And I really hope I don’t pass endo on to a daughter, even though a 1 in 7 chance isn’t very good odds. I would feel forever guilty, even though it’s not something I can control. But you can bet I will be monitoring her adolescence like a hawk for even the slightest sign of endo! Otherwise it’s off to Atlanta!
David and I will have been married 11 years. We will have lived in this house, where we plan to grow old together, for 10 years. And I’m sure we will both still be working at the hospital, same as we do now. We tend to stick with what we know and not shake things up at all, so I don’t see much changing.
I think life will be good. And I can’t wait for life to be good again.