Monday, November 12, 2012
I just wanted to give my friends and teammates from SP a little heads-up on life for me right now. I already notified my team leaders, but I hate to disappear without saying a little something.
First of all, I have been sick. I've had a bug that has held on for 4+ weeks, a first for me. My ENT said it was a virus, and I should drink lots of fluids and stop talking. 3 weeks later, still sick. So, I went to the Minute Clinic. The Nurse Practitioner didn't see any signs of infection, but felt sorry for my and gave me a round of antibiotics, plus recommended that I take some allergy pills - doing both, hoping for recovery. In light of all the sickness, my fitness routine has disappeared. I just can't workout if I can't breathe.
But, that, unfortunately, is not all for me.
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in October. She had a lumpectomy on Halloween, which was to be followed with radiation and possibly some chemo. The results from the lumpectomy showed multiple microscopic tumors throughout the breast, something none of us expected, even her doctor. So, she has to have a mastectomy the week after Thanksgiving. This is to be followed with chemo and radiation. Her health isn't the best to begin with, so I am quite concerned for her. I am grateful that, considering the small size of the tumors, she was able to detect anything through self examination.
So, I am just not with it. Between being sick and run down, and concern over my mom's health, I just don't have the energy to throw into SP right now. I will still be lurking, so you may see me around.
As I said, I have notified team leaders so they know what is going on, and I have left a few teams. I have gone into 'Sick Bay' on my BLC team, but will faithfully weigh in every Wednesday. Other than that, I will do what I can, when I can. In the meantime, I will attempt to make lemonade out of this big truckload of lemons life just served me.
I would so appreciate prayers for my mom. Feel free to keep in touch, I will get back to you all as I can.