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My dad lost his battle... :(

Friday, May 25, 2012

My dad was diagnosed, then shortly after admitted to the hospital, and he passed away last Sunday. His funeral is today and my heart has broken into a million pieces. But I'm at peace knowing that he's no longer in pain. Today is going to be a long day. I need to be strong for my mom. She's in so much pain.



Here's a photo of my beautiful father, he was 64 years old.




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BAMAJAM 5/25/2012 2:03PM

  Your dad's picture is indeed beautiful! My hearfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Having special memories of your dad can really be a GIFT to treasure. A caring and loving father is a rare jewel I think-- so you have been very blessed.

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PURPLE_TULIPE 5/25/2012 11:10AM

    emoticonReally my deepest condolences for you, I lost my granma for lung cancer as well. Praying you will find the strength to be strong for your mum, and find the support from your loved ones. Hang in there, it will be all right. Dont regret the moments, just remember the love, God bless you emoticon

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EXCIRA 5/25/2012 9:22AM

    Oh no! My deepest condolences on your loss.

It is one of my greatest fears to lose my dad. He was diagnosed with throat/mouth cancer last month and went through his first tumor (out of 2) removal last week.

I will keep you, your dad and your family in my prayers.

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J0ETTE 5/25/2012 8:47AM

    :( you and your family will be in my prayers.

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BECKYANNE1 5/25/2012 7:52AM

    emoticon and prayers to you and your mom. My dad has been gone 5 yrs now, but it still seems like only yesterday at times.

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 5/25/2012 7:50AM

    My heart aches for you and your family. Your Dad was a handsome guy with a beautiful smile! Hang onto the all the good things you remember and not the dark days you've just gone through. He would WANT you to remember him.......smiling..................
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2BEABETTERME 5/25/2012 7:35AM

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EMGERBER 5/25/2012 7:34AM

    It is so sad and so difficult to say good to the someone you love so dearly. I hope knowing that a total strange is thinking about you and cares about you and your family is just a little piece of comfort and support.

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BIGDOG18 5/25/2012 7:29AM

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My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Well this has been a pretty hard month. Last Tuesday my dad found out he has lung cancer. He will be 65 in January and I've never seen him with as much as a cold. He started feeling week with sore muscles in Jan, went to the doctor and a series of tests were done and it's cancer.

I'm really numb, and trying so hard to be strong for both my parents. My mom had to go back to work today. She's a seasonal worker in a seafood processing plant. She didn't want to go but she has no choice as money is tight where my dad can no longer work. I promised her I would do all I can to help out with appointments and such. I went over this morning to check on him. (He's on heavy medication for pain).
We sat and talked for a bit and he cried on my shoulder. I've never seen my father cry before. I told him that everything would be OK, but I honestly don't know if that is true. I need to focus on being strong so I can carry the burden for them if that makes sense.
I'm lucky that I only work 2 days a week and am able to bring him to his treatments and be there when my mom can't. Tomorrow will be a long day at the hospital for more tests. If there is anyone reading this a little prayer would be much appreciated.

  
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EXCIRA 5/25/2012 9:24AM

    If there is any way I can help you during this time, please let me know. As I said in your later post, my dad was diagnosed with mouth/throat cancer last month and he is going through treatment now. I could not imagine what you are going through with your loss but please know you are not alone.

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REBECCAMA 5/8/2012 8:01AM

  Thoughts and prayers to you. Lung cancer is one of the worst I think. My mother lost a boyfriend to the disease and it seemed like there weren't a lot of symptoms until it was in the late stages. I'm sorry.

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NIKIZAHA 5/8/2012 4:35AM

    My prayers with you. Cancer is the nightmare we all dread. At least your father has you to be with him, to love and support him.

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L3DESIGNS 5/8/2012 2:13AM

    Keeping you & your family in my prayers

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_AIYANNA_ 5/8/2012 1:54AM

    Thinking about you and your family. Stay strong.

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RUNNING-LIFE 5/8/2012 12:07AM

    My grandmother passed away from lung cancer in 2005. I wish you and your family the best of luck and will keep you in my prayers. emoticon

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BARCLE 5/7/2012 11:55PM

    This totally sucks, is so totally unfair, and makes me feel so angry to hear!!! I'm sending my very best wishes and hopes for you all emoticon emoticon

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MEGCJONES 5/7/2012 5:44PM

    definitely praying for you and your family.

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J0ETTE 5/7/2012 4:03PM

    I will most definitely be keeping all of you in my prayers.

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RRP546 5/7/2012 4:03PM

  i read this and my prayers are with you my wife had breast cancer and passed away 7 years ago. somewhere you will find the strength for your parents good luck to you

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Over 1000 fitness minutes this month!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Holy catfish!!!!
I don't know what has come over me but I managed to log in over 1000 minutes this month...I am so proud! I don't usually brag, but I figured if I don't put it out there I may never remember I actually did this!!!
Between snow shoeing, walking with my little one and early morning DVD and WII workouts, it all adds up!

Yeah!!!!!
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WELSTEACH 3/6/2012 11:29AM

    My treadmill died, the bike I bought as a "smaller" replacement is already in the shop because it is defective. Time to break out the other options again. Thanks for the reminder.

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GOPINTOS 2/27/2012 3:45PM

    I would say you earned your bragging rights! Good job!!!

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JANDK156 2/24/2012 1:08PM

    Bet you feel fantastic, too. That's how you make it happen. emoticon

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KARASTK 2/24/2012 10:25AM

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MEXGAL1 2/24/2012 10:18AM

    Good for you! Go for it!

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I think I'm addicted!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

It all started with Just Dance 3, then I fell upon the Slim in 6 DVD and then last week I purchased Zumba 2 for the WII...

I've been consistently working out daily since Jan 10th...whenever I missed a day I would totally notice a switch in mood. I have to add that I've never ever felt like this about exercise...Could I be addicted? I suppose there are much worse things!

I hope I can keep up with this...I have a goal to lose nearly 30lbs by my dd's 2nd birthday which is August 19th...I think I can...scratch that...I know I can!

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LEN_VERSION32 2/11/2012 12:25PM

    Yes you can! Awesome!! All the best!

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KKKAREN 2/11/2012 8:07AM

    It's a good addiction. Keep up the good work.

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RHILL4455 2/10/2012 5:39PM

    "I think I can...scratch that...I know I can!"

Love the attitude!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 2/10/2012 4:12PM

    I think I am addicted too lol!! but I consider it a good thing, way to go on the exercising

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KLWALDON 2/10/2012 3:22PM

    Way to be positive! I found the same feeling from exercise and love it too! Keep up the good work!

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Back on the Bus!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Well, my last entry was quite sad, and revealing to me. I took a break from SP for a bit, but I now realize that I miss it. I miss the support of everyone here.
I started up my fitness and weight loss goals this Jan and I'm happy to say that I'm on the right path. I wake up in the morning and the first thought in my head is I want to exercise. YES, I can't believe that that is the first thing that I think about! BREAKTHROUGH!! Also, I've adopted and kept the 7h a night sleep non negotiable and I feel freaking fabulous! I don't need an alarm anymore (well the fact that my lab Sookie howls at 7:00am may be the reason)!
So I am back, I've really missed the fitness tracker on the site, I loved seeing my progress throughout the month. So I'm jumping back in...whoop whoop! emoticon

  
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MEGSINTEXAS 1/29/2012 10:28AM

    I feel the same way...I took a loooong break and basically gave up even though I was doing all he right things.... I was just lazy. But now that Im back at it... I can't figure out why I stopped. I feel so much better. And know this is truely the way I want to live!

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