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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Last January, I had ballooned back up to 208. As of this morning, I am 151.8 lbs. I feel better and have more energy. Little did I know that I was going to need it.

6 weeks ago, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. They caught it early, operated right away, and, thankfully, believe they got it all--although he will still under go 6 weeks of radiation as a preventitive. Although, the radiation will be very low dose, it will still make him tired. (He's going to have treatment 5 days a week for 6 weeks.)

Had this happened a year ago, I would not have had the energy to pick up the slack. Friends (both local, facebook AND Sparkpeople friends) have been very supportive and helpful, and I thank you all.

I am reminded of the spiel they give you on the airplane that says to put your mask on before your children. The airlines say this because they know, in the event of an emergency, if you pass out first, your child will be in trouble. They are counting on you to be able to help them. Although, putting your mask on first seems to go against every protective instinct. I was always taught others first, then yourself.

In order to help my husband get healthy, I need to be physically and mentally healthy myself. He's been very supportive of my weight loss and has been my biggest cheerleader.

I'm happy to be able to give back!
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    I hate what you and your hubs are going through, but I am so glad you are able to really be there for him!

    2720 days ago
    Thank you ma'am.

    Actually, my husband's cancer is highly treatable and was caught early. He's in really good spirits.
    2720 days ago
    I am sorry to hear about your husband and I am very sympathetic to your plight - keep going chicka! you are doing excellent!
    2720 days ago
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