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Makes this journey even more important!

Friday, March 15, 2013

The verdict is in...my stepdad suffers from double pneumonia. And the blood clots in his lungs are from laying in bed all day and doing nothing. They are pumping him full of the strongest meds they can give him and hoping to have him released by Sunday. I don't see that happening, simply bc we've been here before with him, only not this serious. He has thyroid cancer so his rate of recovery is REEEAAALLLLYYYY slow. They are doing some breathing test on him. Not exactly sure what it is, something about exhaling in one tube and inhaling in another. His numbers are supposed to be in the 3600 range. His: 600.

This make my fitness journey so much more important. It's really hitting too close to home. I've been telling my stepdad that he needs to get up and do something. Just a walk to the end of the road and back once a day. Don't just lay in bed watching tv and surfing the web. But he wouldn't listen. Maybe now he'll take the docs more seriously! I'm calling this my fitness journey now instead of my weight loss journey. I've realized it's not about the weight I want to lose. It's the fact that I need to live a more active lifestyle in order to live...period! I know I'm not morbidly obese and I'm only a little over weight, but it doesn't matter! I don't want to end up with clots caused by inactivity! I don't want to worry about being sick all the time, or the possibility of being sick. I want to enjoy my kids and husband! I want to feel unrestricted in every aspect of my life! I want to be an example to my children and an inspiration to my family!

On my way home this afternoon I'm stopping by Bed, Bath and Beyond to pick up the Zumba DVD's I've been wanting. Tonight I'm going to take a walk with the kids by the river and tomorrow morning I'm popping in my DVD and I'm going to move my body!

I have my sister's boys tonight otherwise I would make the long drive to the hospital. Mom and my sister told me everything is taken care of so there's no reason to haul a dozen kids to ICU. So my thoughts will be with them. And I'll probably call a thousand times just to make sure he's ok. Thanks for everyone's kind words, thoughts and prayers. I'll keep you posted.
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  • v NUTKINNB
    *hugs*
    My mom was admitted last May for blood clots in her lungs and that was scary enough even though she didn't have all the additional issues that your stepdad faced. I can definitely sympathize and I hope that he's feeling better soon!
    1196 days ago
  • v BMCKEOW1
    Sometimes seeing a family member struggle is our own saving grace. If my dad hadn't had a massive silent heart attack, I don't know if I would have had the motivation when I did. He wasn't huge, didn't have tons of medical issues, but the point was he struggled with his weight the way I have, it took a toll. I don't want that, I want to get it figured out now. Sounds like you are on the same track, way to go.
    1198 days ago
  • v POISONGIRL999
    Glad you got some answers about your Stepdad. I hope you're right and this does effect him and he does get some actvity into his life. If anything, you learned something.
    1202 days ago
  • v LOOKINGUP2012
    Prayers and hugs are with you and your family!
    1202 days ago
  • v BERGBA7
    YES! We all want to be fit and healthy! You can do it in small and fun steps! Best wishes for your stepdad!
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    1202 days ago
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