Thank you for your sweet comment on my page Beth! I am in awe of you Everyone thinks I have come through so much...but I was very fortunate with my bout with cancer
As you read my blog you will see I have gone through debilitating back and neck discs leading to implants/ cadaver discs and later a morphine pump-- which I have now had for 8 years-- the pump let me resume my life somewhat (less uncontrolled agony) then i needed a scooter because i could not walk new drs in FL finally reduced that pain and I had to rebuild my legs in my pool in my new home i did so well I started palying golf 4 months later-- my knees "blew" doctors misdiagnosed for several months until i learned that I needed knee replacements I was so frustrated from the ten years with the back i refused (yeah....) tried all sorts of alternatives..got much much worse finally oct and dec 2013 replaced the knees rebuilt my legs again and was walking, just STARTIng to play golf they found breast cancer--several areas... suggesting double mast at first, explored more options then my pump blew but was a long road fixing it-- 2 weeks in the hospital of H3LL (last July) finally that was resolved and the next week was cancer surgery that was a hallelujiah event as all the cancer was GONE they had gotten it in the biopsies!! thankfully we had tried a lumpectomy first no chemo, no radiation! then in dec another foot surgery NOW back to walking 1.75 miles a day--not easy yet though! HOPING to be playing golf in next month or so but my partner has been ill
With all the pain and surgeries, being housebound and not able to walk...the cancer experience was the worst, coupled with your bone surgeries??? Id be thrilled to learn what you have learned from the experience and how you think your perspective of life and healthcare may have shifted through all of it
Do you get weary of rebuilding your body each time? I am at that point right now...
You have overcome a lot in the last few years. You will find a knowledgeable, supportive community. One of the best ways to stay accountable is to be active on your Spark Teams. Plus, it's a good way to meet others with similar interests. The nutrition and fitness trackers are very helpful as well. You can do this! You are stronger than you know.