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Big News, exciting and scary times


Monday, November 09, 2009

So, the bad/scary news first:
Tomorrow, I have to have a followup MRI to make sure that the thing in my brain is not growing. Scary. I've been so worried about this. As those of you who have read my previous blogs... I am praying for the best. I haven't been sticking to my diet plans, but have maintained about 120 pounds. The morning workouts have been going, hopefully all of this will turn out negative.

So the exciting news:
I have been offered the title of Mrs. D.C.! The website: www.mrsinternational.com.
D.C. does not have a state pageant director, so the delegate is "at large", and chosen via an interview process with the National Executive Director. And I was just chosen (out of 7 other candidates!) should I choose to accept? It's a once in a lifetime experience- and my last chance to have my boys see me in a pageant (I turn 39 next year, and contestants that "win" are in their 20's or 30's.... the age may affect the judges, maybe not, but I don't want to chance it.) Downsides- money (of course), time. My gut tells me to say yes, but my gut also tells me that I may be jumping the gun, then my gut tells me to seize the moment...

So all a whirlwind! I have until Wednesday to decide....
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SEPPIESUSAN 11/9/2009 12:49PM

    I don't know all the details for your MRI, but it sounds something really similar to something that happened to me. A few years ago I went to the doctor for a headache and they gave me a CAT scan just to make sure I was okay. In the CAT scan they found that my pineal gland was bigger than normal so I had an MRI and they weren't sure what it was. They gave me an option to meet with a neurosurgeon or to have a followup MRI three months later. I chose the second option and those three months were very difficult for me emotionally. It turned out the thing in my brain hadn't changed at all so they assumed it was just that mine happens to be shaped a little differently. So it had a happy ending, but I know how scary it can be while you're waiting. *HUGS*

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 11/9/2009 12:46PM

    Tess, I'm so sorry to learn of your health scare. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You are doing SO WELL to maintain your weight and to workout when you can. I'd be plowing my face with cookies. You are my hero.

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As for the pageant, what was your first reaction?

...Pam

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SEXY8842 11/9/2009 12:45PM

    Seize the moment girl!!! You only live once, enjoy it. Hope everything is great with your MRI!!! I just had my yearly mammogram 11/03/09, the Imaging consultant, called me friday and said the radiologist wanted to do another mammogram with a "spot compression ultrasound" ??? I know I am worried sick about it, I go Thursday morning. Good Luck To YOU!!!!

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