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A Whirlwind 10 Weeks

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wow, it has been a long time since my last post. Honestly so much has happened during the past few months that I do not even know where to begin.

In the last 10 weeks, my family and I have gone through many life changing events. I am going to start writing on this blog again so that I can express my feelings and let everyone know how things are going. I will continue to write about my struggle with my weight, my exercise routines and food, but also some new things. Lets take a look at what has happened since my last post.

The good news is that I am still losing weight! Yay! I have not fallen off of the wagon completely, but I will admit that my exercise routine has suffered greatly during the last 2 and a half months. In fact today is the first day I have done any real exercise since my 5K. I completed a 30 minute exercise bike session and logged 12.5 miles during those 30 minutes. It felt great to do that again.

My current weight is 242.6lbs. This means that since last October 24th 2011 I have lost 91lbs. Just 9lbs more to go until I hit the big 100! Woo Hoo! I would probably be at that number already if I had kept my exercise levels up, but that is okay. I will get there. My BMI is now 32.3 down from 44.1. I am just 3 points away from the overweight classification! I will no longer be considered obese!

So what else has been happening? Well First of all we moved to a new house! This is very exciting. It is great to finally own a home again. We have an acre of land to play around on, we have fantastic neighbors and love living in the country away from the city. I settled my workers compensation case and put to bed 3 years of hurt (even though I still hurt physically, you know what I mean). We went on vacation, and are enjoy the company of my mum from England. All of this happened in the space of 30 days. You would think that this would be enough for anyone to cope with, but just like those infomercials…..wait, there’s more

My wife, Samantha had been experiencing some rather bad headaches and backaches for a while and we thought they were migraines. One day she had a very bad headache, and was in so much pain that she could not move. We rushed her to the emergency room where they diagnosed her with just having a migraine. We got some medications for her and headed back home. One week later, she was experiencing the same thing. This time I told her that she had to go to her dr and request a CT scan. I dragged her to the doctors and demanded a brain scan. A few days later the results came back.

Samantha (my wife) had a colloid cyst in her brain. It was 8mm in size and is the cause of the headaches and other symptoms. We were referred to a neurosurgeon and finally met him soon after. 2 weeks ago my wife will had brain surgery to remove the tumor. To say that this was a shock is an understatement. You never think things like this can happen to your loved ones, but we are so glad that we found the cyst/tumor and that it was dealt with so quickly.

The surgery will was a complete success,but Samantha has some short term memory issues. Thing will get better with time an we just know that God will take care of her.

So, as you can see, the past 10 weeks or so have been a whirlwind. So much has happened, and so much more is to come our way, but we are ready for it. I am going to continue with my exercise and my weight loss, and I will be here to take care of the best thing that has ever happened to me, my wife and kids. I will be posting regular updates again, and I hope that you will read along with me.

All the best,

Brett
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JOYCES_CHOICE 8/26/2012 6:06PM

    Wow! Hang in there. Your positive spirit is amazing.

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KAREN608 8/25/2012 7:10AM

    You really inspire me so I friended you, as I need inspiration to keep on. Glad your wife is okay! That would be quite a shock to find that out. You both are such good over comers.

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INSPIRED4CHANGE 7/18/2012 10:29PM

    wow talk about a whirlwind 10 weeks. so sorry to hear about your wife. hope she will be back to her normal self really soon
keep up the good fight!

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DEZZIEJAMES 7/18/2012 8:22PM

    What a journey! thank you for sharing!!!!!

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LJCANNON 7/18/2012 2:39PM

    emoticon I am so glad to hear from you again!! I have been thinking of you and it is good to hear that you are doing well.
emoticon Extra Spark Hugs for Samantha, and saying Prayers of Thanksgiving that she is Recovering! Thanks to YOU for insisting on the Tests!!
emoticon I am looking forward to seeing You and Your Blogs again!! And, CONGRATULATIONS on the New Home!!

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TBOURLON 7/18/2012 2:08PM

    Good to hear from you again. Thank GOD your wife is okay, I'm sure things will get better. emoticon on the weight, keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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IGSBETH 7/18/2012 1:42PM

    It is amazing that you stayed on track with all that happened with your family. You should be very proud. I am glad that everyone is doing well.

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DISPATCHGIRL32 7/18/2012 1:28PM

  Congrats on your weight loss so far!! Keep up the good work!

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