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Saturday, January 14, 2012

As part of this week's challenge - Blogging 7 days straight. So today addresses my first high stress reaction. In my previous blog I mentioned we're getting ready to to deal with major health issues with my husband. Well, we met with the oncologist yesterday and we start the chemo a week from Monday and radiation the same day for the next 7 weeks 5 days a week. I say "We" because although I realize it's his body that's going to have to endure the treatment, it also affects us as a couple.

With that said, last night I did something I haven't done in a long time and that was turn to food for comfort. But, I did stop before unrepairable damage was done. But I was so mad at myself since that is something I'd really worked hard on and pretty well had a handle on (so I thought). Slip-ups happen I know and I did stop and not go overboard, so I'm going to concentrate on that.

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    I pray things go well for your husband. It's really hard having a loved one sick. You are right how it affects everyone.
    2161 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your husband. You will be in my prayers. emoticon
    2164 days ago
    Oh my, do take care...of both of you. It's very hard. My friend and neighbor was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and starts her radiation on Monday. I will fold you into my prayers for her...
    Good for you for catching that old habit before it really got going...
    2164 days ago
    hugs and prayers for both of you
    don't beat yourself up be proud you stopped before it went too far
    2164 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your husband. I wish the best for both of you and I pray for you both. That being said my hats off to you for realizing what you were doing and catching yourself before it got out of hand. Pick yourself up and start afresh. Keep up the support for your husband too. I am sure with all the treatments he will pull through and be a survivor.
    2164 days ago
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    Praying for you and your husband. One day at a time just like our Spark journey. emoticon
    2164 days ago
    I have said a prayer for the both of you! We all have occasional slip ups. Just consider it a hiccup on the road! I would probably have done the same! Hugs!
    2164 days ago
    I agree...cut yourself some slack. You are going through some incredible stress and uncertainty, so be kind to you. Will keep you and your husband in my prayers.
    2164 days ago
    Hey give yourself a break.

    My husband was DX with cancer, Prostate Cancer...6 years survivor at this point and DX at a very young age..39! I know what you mean when you say WE are going through this.

    It is scary and I let myself go completely. Looking back, that should have been the healthiest time of my life and I was so shell shocked and depressed and frankly had some anger as well..I was also so scared as my kids were 3 and 9 and I was afraid. I was afraid to lose him and what losing him would mean for my kids, for our home, for our life. I froze, stopped taking care of myself, which had been such a wonderful escape for me, I just stopped. Paralyzed I think.

    If you are able to recognize a stress eating behavior, you are miles ahead of me. I realize now I should have used loud music and exercise to help me through. It really was as if I did not want to be healthy until he was, it felt like a betrayal. Silly huh? Now I realize I should have been the warrior in the family and showed him how strong I could be. I don't know though...we all get through the best we can don't we. Prayers to You, and your family.
    2164 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2012 12:31:49 PM
    Will be prayer for you both, and for your husband at this diffiult time.
    2164 days ago
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