Hi Spark's friends,
I'm getting surgery 2 weeks from tomorrow.
The surgeon confirmed that I have a hernia.
I'm kinda embarrassed, but that's life and I'm trying
to look on the bright side. Yes, there is a bright side.
The reason I went to the doctor in the first place is
because I found a lump. I was really scared.
No, I was terrified because I lost both of may parents
to cancer. The thoughts running through my head were
almost unbearable. Thankfully it wasn't worse,
and it is very fixable.
The surgeon said I could continue to walk and work out
lightly-but no weight lifting for now. I'm thankful that I can
at least keep getting in some cardio as tolerated.
I can even use some stretchy bands if I'm careful.
So once again I have to "adjust
my sails" but I won't let the wind knock me down.
I have a song that I just love because it reminds me that
when it feels like life is knocking me down I can get back up again.
Here's the link for Toby Mac-Get back up again.
I should be up and running (well walking briskly, ha ha)
by the second week of November. As Toby sings,
"You may be knocked down, but not out forever!"
That's my mantra until I go back to the gym and kick the
pull-up machine in the butt! :)
My goals are only postponed, not in the trash!
I'm thankful to everyone who posted positive comments
on my last blog. It really helped keep me going
this past week.
Spark's friends are the GREATEST!
Have a good evening!