Corinne, 11 months
4 of 7 granddaughters: from L, Alex, Camille, Trinity, and Simone. Missing - Aislinn.
I'LL NEVER GIVE UP!
Hi! My name is Tina and I've always had a battle with my weight. I had gained some measure of normalcy in high school, but after marriage and then having 5 children in 7 years I quickly packed back on pounds ... plus. Add in some extreme emotional eating while having marriage problems early on and I "miraculously" ended up weighing over 350 lbs.
Result ... I found out I was a diabetic (type 2) the week I turned 40. I managed to lose 50 lbs after that, but have been hovering around 300# now for YEARS, using every excuse NOT to really change my bad eating habits and dislike of exercise. In the past few years, I've really started having additional problems ... abdominal cramping/pain, leg edema, bathroom issues. These symptoms kept getting worse despite the fact that my primary care provider (military) kept telling me it was normal with "the change". It finally got bad enough that I insisted on being seen offbase. Two biopsies were done in June 2012, and it was cancer (late stage3 endometrial). I wasn't fearful, in fact, I almost felt vindicated!
First, they got me into surgery quickly - a radical hysterectomy with 47 lymph nodes removed. The cancer had spread past my uterus into the cervix, then the vaginal vault, and into one lymph node. Although, the doctors feel the cancer was removed, chemo and radiation were recommended as safeguards. First, chemo (Sept through Jan) and then the radiation, internal and external treatments. I'm happy to say I'm in my last week of radiation now (Mar 2013).
Throughout this entire process, my family and church family have been supportive and have agreed with my husband and I in prayer for healing and restoration of my life. This goes beyond the cancer and treatments .... it reaching into my life-long lack of self-worth to take care of myself. After recovery, I will have to start back exercising and watching what I eat in order to get healthier (and slimmer). I don't know what God has in store for me, but regardless of cancer or no cancer, I know it's GOOD because He is a GOOD GOD!!
Long Term Goal-
Health and restoration
Short Term goals-
I was born and raised in North/Central TX and then became an AF wife for almost 20 years. We've lived in Greece, OH, CA, NE, UP of MI, and retired in SouthTX. We've raised 5 kids (3 boys, 2 girls) and now have 9 beautiful grandchildren (7 girls, 2 boys) plus another granddaughter in "progress" due in May 2013.
I like reading, sewing, quilting, old movies, Bible study, church activies (non-denom)and I like to stay informed on politics. I'm a social & fiscal conservative.
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If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.”
Winnie the Pooh
2070 days ago
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
2072 days ago
I believe in angels,
The kind that heaven sends,
I am surrounded by angels,
But I call them friends.
2073 days ago
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"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
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2075 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my sparkpage. I can soooo relate to your weighing more than your husband. I don't know if I will ever weigh less than my hubby. I think he's under 170lbs. I guess time will tell. Like you, I am also 5'10'' and I don't want to be a skinny when this is all over. I like my curves! I just want to be healthy and be able to walk into any store and grab multiple items to try on without thinking about it. That will be a good day!
2078 days ago