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SLIMMERKIWI
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1/24/13 6:26 P

I'm really glad that you got the news that you needed :-)

NOW you can take some deep breaths and relax a little!

Take care,
Kris



DIANE7786
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1/24/13 5:03 P

emoticon Whew! Maybe that was your wake up call to eat well and exercise so you stay as healthy as possible.



JOANNAB1177
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1/24/13 1:09 P

Thank you all for your support...It was a tough couple weeks. I underwent a surgery to remove the mass and today found out that my pathology reports are clear!!! So I feel like I dodged a bullet...
I have renewed energy for living healthy. Thank you all!! emoticon



DIANE7786
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1/21/13 1:40 P

It's normal to feel like giving up on normal life during a health scare. I've had a lot of them. Sometimes they are nothing and sometimes I get a bad diagnosis. Try not to let your emotions run wild. I pray that your biopsy is negative. If it is, you will have wasted several days of unhealthy food and little exercise for nothing. If it's positive, eating and exercise improves health in other areas that makes surgery and other treatments easier on the body. Exercise also clears our minds so it's easier to put problems in perspective. There's no downside to healthy eating and exercise. Be sure to add your biopsy results to this post.



SLIMMERKIWI
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1/19/13 4:45 P

I'm glad that you followed your instincts and got things checked out. Unfortunately, far too many people don't do that and suffer the consequences. Hopefully the results will come back that whatever the mass, it wasn't something serious.

As far as this healthy lifestyle journey is concerned, don't worry at this point about trying to lose weight. Just focus on healthy eating MOST of the time, and good hydration. The bloating will go. That isn't uncommon after a procedure. If you feel you need to sleep, then have a sleep. Your body needs to recover, too!

I wish you well for a speedy recovery.

Take care,
Kris xx



ARCHIMEDESII
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1/19/13 3:41 P

JOANNAB1177,

Don't beat yourself up if you turned to junk food for comfort. Many of us would have done the same thing. That does NOT make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. One less than perfect day or even week of eating will not make or break your healthy lifestyle.

Don't think "diet" as the PP noted. Diets are short term. If you want to take the weight off and keep it off, you need to think long term. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. Thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

For the time being, until you get your diagnosis, you're going to have to sit tight. Try to eat right to the best of your ability, but don't beat yourself up if you're not perfect either. And don't deprive your body of the calories it needs to be healthy. Until you hear from your doctor, eat foods that nourish your body. Don't worry about trying to cut your calories. Try to avoid the junk. Here's something I learned from my own years of yo yo dieting. If you eat crap, you'll feel like crap. Eat healthy foods and you'll start feeling healthy.

Take things one day at a time so that you can HEAL your body. And you need to eat to do that.

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BRITOMART
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1/19/13 9:31 A

I'm sorry for your fear--and I hope the biopsy shows nothing seriously wrong (besides the mass itself, which is now gone, right?)

As far as 'eating healthy' and 'dieting,' you'd be wise to destroy the word 'diet' used as a verb for the rest of your life, regardless of what the biopsy shows. A DIET is what a person (or animal, for that matter) eats. TO DIET generally means to restrict food intake in some way (most current options are unhealthy). YOUR DIET should BE healthy food, in healthy proportions, consumed in a healthy environment. Doing that, you will lose weight and promote better health.

The last thing you want to do if you are facing serious illness is toss A healthy DIET in the trash. Eating healthy can help medications work better, and surgical outcomes improve (of course, there may be medical restrictions--I recall my Dad's ire when one of his meds meant he had to give up his beloved morning grapefruit--but that's different than 'dieting').

Following a good SP diet is the best way to fight off illness and heal.

(And, so you know, a few years ago I went through a time of sheer terror when it was thought I had ovarian cancer; turned out to be the result of looking at a poorly aimed ultrasound shot through a 'perfectly normal' post-menopausal fibroid...I feel your pain, believe me. My first desire while waiting for news was to eat all the icecream I was afraid I wouldn't live long enough to enjoy. Took a few days to realize that was really stupid, and now I can laugh at myself, but fear does really strange things to the mind.)

Accept your fear, feel it all the way through, then do your best to go on with your day. You CAN carry fear; you don't have to let it carry you.

Edited by: BRITOMART at: 1/19/2013 (09:32)


JOANNAB1177
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1/19/13 7:50 A

Good morning,

I have been struggling with some health problems which I thought were pre-menapause. They were going on way to long and keeping me bloated, bleeding and in pain. So I followed my instincts and got them checked out. Last week I found out the at an ultrasound revealed a suspicious mass. Needless to say eating healthy became the last thing on my mind as my brain worked out all the eventualities of this diagnosis. Yesterday I underwent a surgical procedure to remove this mass and have it biopsied. I am still awaiting those results. Today I am home and resting and contemplating my future.

I want to be healthy. This scare has derailed my efforts. I know I need to concentrate on this first and 'diet' after, but I just don't want to undo months of diligence and feeling good.
Right now I feel yucky, bloated and don't want to even get dressed.

Help! Need words of encouragement and wisdom from someone who has been through something like this!

Thank you in advance!



 
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