MZLOVE1974   29,347
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A Cancer Warrior''s Journey

I am a Christian, cancer fighting, married, homeschooling mom from Oregon. Spark is special to me. I joined MANY years ago and successfully lost almost 60 pounds. In the last 3-4 years, I got complacent and the weight began to creep back on. Then in novembre of 2013, our world was turned upside down with a diagnosis of a very rare, incurable cancer. Since then, I have had six surgeries, spent over 130 nights in hotels and on the road, and taken comfort in food... Which has led me to a ...
I am a Christian, cancer fighting, married, homeschooling mom from Oregon. Spark is special to me. I joined MANY years ago and successfully lost almost 60 pounds. In the last 3-4 years, I got complacent and the weight began to creep back on. Then in novembre of 2013, our world was turned upside down with a diagnosis of a very rare, incurable cancer. Since then, I have had six surgeries, spent over 130 nights in hotels and on the road, and taken comfort in food... Which has led me to a heavier weight than I''ve ever been at. My first major cancer surgery included the removal of almost half of my upper jaw and palate, which u had rebuilt in an even bigger operation in September 2014 using parts from my left forearm. I had back issues prior to the cancer, but the time on the road and gaining weight has exacerbated those issues, so now I''m dealing with more stress and depression than I''ve ever had plus chronic pain that makes getting the out of bed a major task on some days. Just two years ago, I was doing 5 miles a day and Jillian Michaels'' workouts several times a week, plus weights... And now I''m a total mess. I''m starting with trying to get my food in check (which is hard) and walk just 10-15 minutes a day. Hopefully counting calories will help me start to shed some weight so I can increase my activity level. I''m trying to find a delicate balance between getting healthier but not being a slave to my body (which I had to be in the past when I lost the weight), because I don''t know if I have a year, 5 years, or 20 years left, and I don''t want to spend all of my energy focused on my size. I was unable to eat for so long that I am struggling with not eating whatever I want now.
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Member Since: 4/15/2007

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My Goals:
Lose 15 more pounds, find a buried treasure, get a tummy tuck (not necessarily in that order)

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~ Tracking diet
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BLUEEYEDCOUNTRY
3/31/2015 12:23:49 PM

HI, how are your doing? hope you are feeling good. Have a great day.



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MOM2ACAT
5/2/2014 4:47:54 PM

emoticon Welcome to the Surviving Cancer team!

I am living with stage IV breast cancer, which is incurable. I was diagnosed with it 7 years ago, but I am still here! Please do not give up hope, it's not always easy, but we can do it!

~Shari



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OUTDOORGIRL70
5/1/2014 7:32:08 PM

I hope that all goes well for you. I have been through cancer 4 times. Don't know why I am still here. I had a dear friend that died from cancer of the throat, and 2 other friends that have passed from cancer.
God will be with you through this and will take care of you.

God Bless
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TINA*23
5/18/2012 9:56:27 AM

Welcome to Hogwarts! We are a close knit group and we are very happy to have you!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina (Slytherin)



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5/6/2012 12:16:44 AM

Welcome to Hogwarts!!!



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