Walking for a different reason now!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Some of you know I am participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this April in Houston. I decided to do it as a challenge to myself at first. Last year I could barely walk a mile with out being in pain or panting!! So I thought what a great way to challenge myself and also raise money for a great cause. I mean 39.3 miles in 2!! And the training would just help me with my healthy lifestyle goal.

Well yesterday I found out I am walking for a new reason. My mother had a biopsy last week and it has come back positive. I don't really want to walk for a reason but now I must!! The good news is that she has lived in New York for the last 6 years...well she is coming home! She'll be close so I can help! I'm happy about that but sad it is under these circumstances!!! So now I have a new reason to raise as much as I can and to train to walk this!! I may even walk more this year! Cancer is an evil disease and if what I do makes a difference then that will be awesome!! Anyway, thank you all for listening to me. It's just hit me hard and I needed to write it out!
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  • RONIE11
    I"m glad she is moving closer to you... you might want to copy off some articles that show the possitve side of treatment.. I hope that she comes through this with flying colors... I agree that eating correctly will help her... she needs to fight the cancer not the chemicals that we seem to fill our bodys with.. I hope you have the best of luck with her.. and that she gets the best treatment available... Ronie
    3114 days ago
    I'm sorry I'm just now seeing your post Terri. I was off work 3 days last week and didn't log on too much. Do you know what stage your mom is at? Will she be coming to MDACC? We do good work here you know. I hope she's dealing with the news OK. Take care. Let me know if you need anything.
    3133 days ago
    Prayers for your momma! Walk it out girl !

    Hugs !
    3134 days ago
  • no profile photo TRABOLD8567
    sorry about your mom, but you will help her with your great attitude.
    3134 days ago
    As if walking to get fit wasn't enough, now you'll be pulling out the big guns. Best of luck to your mom, and to you in your pursuit of obliterating cancer! emoticon
    3138 days ago
    emoticon Walk on, girl! You are the best! emoticon

    emoticon to you and your Mom!
    3139 days ago
    Good for you! You will really hit it hard now that you have a personal reason to raise $$$ for the cause!

    Try to see that see eats well. (But I know sometimes Moms aren't good at listening to their kids. Personal experience, LOL).

    I have known several folks who beat cancer but by avoiding chemically-laced foods and eating organically all the time. Can't hurt, might help!

    Walk on, girlfriend!!!

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    3139 days ago
    I hope that all goes well for your mother and that they caught it early. My Mom went through treatments about 3 years ago and it's really amazing how many developments they've made for breast cancer treatment.

    Good luck with the walk!
    3140 days ago
    My goodness.

    I pray that your mother is in very early stages and she can beat the cancer! It's good to have a reason to walk!
    3140 days ago
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