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Challenge Blog Entry - Day 6

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Blogging or writing has never been easy for me. I'm not one to let others know what I'm feeling or what is even going on in my life. I usually hold things in and try to deal with it on my own. This past week I have learned that there are truly many good people out there who really want to help or give a shoulder to lean on. This team is always there to help me on my journey to leading a healthier life.

My chemotherapy has drained me of a lot of my energy, and sometimes wants me to give up, this week included. But today I did get great blood count results. This past week I also found out that my job was being eliminated due to budget cuts and I'm being moved to another position in another school building. I've been in this school and position for 10 years and it will be hard leaving this staff and the work I've been doing. I've also been dealing with the "drama" of an 18 year old daughter which is never easy. Needless to say it was a difficult week to get up and face each day, but each day someone would come into my life and surprise me with some kind word or support that kept me going.

Writing these blogs and getting the advice or support also helped me along and let me know that I'm not fighting a losing battle with my weight loss journey. I know that it is leading to a better life for me. I'm slowly being taken off some of my medicine including my blood pressure medicines. I'm no longer in danger of developing diabetes. These things help to keep me motivated. I want to thank everyone that has helped me this past week.
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GOULDSGRANITE 3/9/2013 3:26PM

    You have done a fantastic job of blogging. Spark is THE MOST positive environment, I just love it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GWINNER1 3/7/2013 10:54PM

    KEEP ON HANGING IN THERE! GOD WILL TURN THINGS AROUNG. emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 3/7/2013 1:34PM

    Hi Sue - I do apologize for not getting to your blogs this months . Everytime I think I am getting caught up it snows-lol . I think that you are doing marvelous under the stressful situation that you are in. I feel awful that I have not been there for you like you have always been there for me. As you know DH is facing a Heart Transplant so I to have been faced with some difficult situations . I am very sorry that you have been cut back from your position. Makes me sad to think that after 10 years that they can move you like a chess piece but who knows maybe this move will better for you. I know it will be hard to make a move right now from your support system in your field. I know you say that you are dealing with your daughter at an uneasy age. Perhaps she is rebelling due to your Health , out of fear of losing you - Just a thought -I think you know that I am pretty straight forward with my words - if I cross any lines please let know - You are in Thoughts and Prayers - Hugs Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLAIRESML 3/7/2013 1:25PM

    My goodness you are strong!!!! So many challenges, but you are doing great!
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RUFFIT 3/7/2013 1:23PM

    When I start the negatives - I always turn to the positives!! No meds!!! No Diabetes?? That is just AWESOME!! You GO!!! Hugs, Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POLYANNA2 3/7/2013 1:20PM

    SP is an amazing place for sure. And you will get through your treatment (you are already doing so well), you will make new, maybe even better friends at your new job, and your 18-year-old WILL grow older and wiser - honest - hard as that may be to believe right now, and you are going to be so proud of her.
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