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.