Lessons from my Mother's Situation

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I have learned so much about life from my mother's illness.

1) Tell everyone you love to get a colonoscopy when they turn 50. If there is family history do it before then. If my mother had a simple colonoscopy and polyp removal she would have probably lived for another 20 plus years. Do it TODAY!

2) The day I found out my mother had cancer I flew down to FL to see her. I have spent every vacation with her, and made vacation time to spend with her. It was worth it. We have said everything there is to say. We have cried and argued and put everything out there. We have had great memories and spent much more quality time together since her diagnosis. It was worth every moment, every penny, and every frustration. Hopefully it doesn't take cancer to get you to do that with your loved ones, but you can do it!

3) Getting healthy is important! I must lose this god forsaken weight. I must redouble my efforts to conquer this thing. She didn't go to the doctor because she didn't want to hear them say "You're too Fat". She didn't take care of herself first. I will end up with a shorter and sad life if I don't conquer this now!

Normally I would be eating my pain away right now. I can't eat this away. I have to face the pain, and sadness head on. Food will only make this worse. As God is my witness I will WIN my fight with food addiction.
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  • KAT081
    Sorry to hear about your mother. You can do this, no doubt in my mind. You have a ton of support behind you. I wish you the best!
    2840 days ago
    2842 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your mom, may your heart be comforted during this difficult time. Let me know if there is anything I can do, would love to help. You will win your battle, I believe in you. You can overcome anything, BELIEVE in yourself. The sky is the limit dude !!!! emoticon
    2843 days ago
    So sorry for your mom's illness. Thank you for your insightful and painful insight. I will take your advice seriously.
    2843 days ago
    I hear your words of wisdom and will take steps to follow them. My parents are not well. Both are huge. Both have had to have bypass surgeries, both have congenital heart failure. Both are alcoholics. But, I will visit them more often.

    I started my weight loss journey because I did not want to follow down the same road they have traveled.

    I know you can win this fight! You have so much motivation. Stay positive. You can do it!

    I am very sorry for your loss.

    2843 days ago
    You are WELL on your way on beating this battle of going to food for comfort. I applaud you for not trying to stuff away your feelings due to the pain you are currently in. If it means that you blog every 30 minutes to get your feelings out, then thats what you do. If that means you work out for 20 more minutes because you're so full of emotion, then you do it. Because not only are you benefiting yourself, but you are helping people around you see that it is possible to deal with hurt without going to food.. You can write me a message ANY time, and I'll get back to you as fast as I can. I am here for you during this hard time.. and just remember your mother would want you to do this!!!
    2843 days ago
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