Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bringing it back...

Knock, knock, knock...is this thing on?

My last post, as you see below was almost two years ago.  Is that a good or bad thing?  Well, I can tell you that it has been a good thing.  With all of the social media out there today, it is easy for every person to know every last little thing about you.  People love to air their dirty laundry - whether it is for the attention or just because they have no sensor.  But sometimes, in order to figure yourself out, you need to shut your mouth and open your mind!

If you have read my blog - thank you, you have been through it all with me.  If you haven't, let me give you the "Reader's Digest" version...

In 2008 I started the trip to hell when I went in for PAO surgery on my right hip (read life changing, major surgery).  I had complications from that and finished up the final surgery in the summer of 2009.  Just five short months after my final surgery I went in for surgery to remove a nodule on my thyroid.  Five days out from that surgery, December 15, 2009 I was diagnosed with cancer - Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  So from January 2010 until May 2010 I underwent chemo and radiation.  My next Pet Scan showed that I had "hot spots", meaning the cancer wasn't necessarily gone.  In March of 2011 the doctors decided to operate again and remove the rest of the cancer.  On March 25th, 2011 I was declared to be in remission and have been since!!  Not a year later my husband of 11 years came to me and said he didn't love me anymore, stating that between all of the surgeries and the cancer, he couldn't do it anymore and that he had fallen in love with someone else.

So why do I start this blog back up and "air my dirty laundry" now? Simple (at least to me) - if I can help just one person, just let one person know that some of the crap that they have had to deal with after cancer will get better - then it will make everything I went through worth it.  If I can tell one person that went through a divorce that "you did everything you could, I promise you will be happier" - then it is worth it.

I am coming up on my 3rd "birthday".  Next week I will celebrate three years of remission.  And I will do it happier and more at peace then I ever have.

So if you wish...stick around...there will be talks of
1.  Dating after the big "C" and the big "D"
2.  Nutrition
3.  Exercise
4.  Life without a thyroid and all it produces
5. And my journey as I look into Ayurveda Medicine

1 comment:

Jessica R said...

Hi - How did working with Dr. Goodspeed work out for you> I've been referred to him for PAO. Hope you are well!