On January 19, 2009, I underwent a standard procedure to remove my wisdom teeth. The dentist expressed concern over a small lump on the roof of my mouth, and encouraged me to have it examined by a specialist. On Friday, February 27, I had an MRI scan, and a tissue biopsy was done the following Monday. On Tuesday,I was diagnosed with stage four adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC).
ACC is a very rare form of malignant neoplasm, a life-threatening mass of actively-growing tissue, which forms within the secretory glands.In my case, it occurs in the salivary glands within my head.It is best described by
Sharon Laneof the Rare Cancer Alliance as “unpredictable,” because very few statistics have been kept on this form of cancer and no disease pattern has been determined.
I underwent an 11 1/2 hour surgery to remove the cancerous tissue on March 30th.This surgery removed part of my upper palate of my mouth, including my teeth.Chemotherapy and radiology started six weeks after my surgery, and continue for six months thereafter.
I am finally getting some confidence back to focus on me and get to a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Where I live there is no one I can talk to about my story or who can relate to me. If anyone can relate or would like someone to talk with just let me know.
I'm still young enough to gain control of my life and my weight before it's too late. I want to find help and support from someone who will motivate me and I will motivate them.
Lose 15-20 lbs by June 23rd 2008 That is the due date if my first niece, my baby sister and her husband are expecting their first!
Lose 10-15 lbs by May 10th I graduate from College with a BS in Marketing!
By Aug 2nd have lost 30lbs total!!! I stand up in a wedding with my BF, all the other girls are sizes 2,2,4,0,and 6 I am the biggest one
No Fast Food
Lots of Water
Work outs at the Y
3-4 x a week for 30mins cardio.
I also want to get back into weight lifting.
I need to focus on what I eat, how much I eat, and when I eat. I do alot of mindless eating due to eating from emotions.
I have to make sure my surroundings are positive and I always have an alternative.
Living In Wisconsin drinking is EVERYONES pass time... I want to brake out of that mold. Unless you've been here (northern Wisconsin) you can't understand the real pressure there is here to drink. Drinking here isn't 1 to 4 drinks, it is 6 to until you pass out. SO part of controlling my own life is to NOT fall victim to the pressures to drink. I'm 23 I don't need to do "follow"
I am the only one responsible for my life and I am taking control of that resonsability!
please feel free to chat with me, share ideas, or if you just need to vent!
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Hey Kim! Just checkin' in to see how you are doing. I haven't found a job yet since I've moved so I am currently getting more time on the site than I had thought. It's proven helpful though. I have started my Lenten diet (not only to lose weight but to gain willpower) and have started walking a few nights a week for an hour (trying to incorperate a little bit of jogging). I'm trying to work on starting a food journal. Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing. :) Hope all is well.
3269 days ago
Thanks for adding me. Well I actually am from California but currently living in Colorado. My hubby and I are die hard Packer Fans...So I represent whenever I can. :0) Good luck on reaching your goal. Message me whenever you feel like it.
3275 days ago
Hi! Thanks for adding me as a friend. I just added you to mine too. :)
Stay strong...You can do it!!!
3276 days ago
Hey! Just seeing how your week went.
I have to say that I haven't been very successful thus far. I am far too preoccupied with getting a job and getting my school aps done and it's horrible! I can't ignore workouts. I love working out but it's miserable outside and hard to get to the gym. I need to push myself.
My new bikini came today which means I need some food ideas. I too especially stuggle in this area!
Hope you are keeping strong :)
3276 days ago
Hey :) I am here..just haven't been on in awhile because I'm moving all around the state from place to place and don't always have the internet!!! I'm doing okay with the eating..not as good as i'd like to! i'm trying to cut down on snacking or at least, when i snack, trying to fill up on fiber or protein to keep me feeling full! I am trying to drink a lot of water too! I love excercising but it's been tough since I left my boyfriend's house a few days ago (was there a month and he has a treadmill)...but I'm planning on getting out and walking more...gotta do the right thing for the hearT! As soon as I get back into school, I'll be more settled and be able to join a gym. Could be a while though..and it will be tough! good luck and write back if you want! I'll be checking a few times a week :) Take care!
3289 days ago