Cancer battle II

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Short and simple....

I was diagnosed with cancer again last Friday, it is in my spine, stage 4, 1x2cm big.

The reason I have not been on SP for the last months is because I have been enjoying life so much by going to work, going to the gym, spend time with my family, friends, writing for a lifestyle webpage and so on, that I have not given me time to write here and keep you updated what I have been doing for my health.

I was in full action, losing weight, going to the gym, went for a run the other day (the snow went away) started cycling again and when I did all of this I always thought to SP and the friends that I have here.

Now I am so sorry that I haven't given me some time to write *hrmp*....

The doctors have told me that I can not run, but I can swim so when I have finish my radiation I want to learn how to swim Front Crawl so instead of running and cycling this summer I am going to swim and cycle. Sounds like a good plan :)

Tomorrow I am going to the hospital to a MRI because there was something else that came up in the CT and they are going to check that out, but do you now what ?

I am just living my live like usual!

The day the doctor told me to come and meet him the day after (Then I knew something was wrong) I just went anyhow with my girlfriends out for dinner.

The day after I got the result I went with my sister to the mall in my new Karen Millen dress because I wanted to do so and we even got a glass of wine at lunch time! and on Sunday I went to a birthday party.

I am working, today I am not sick, my back is just killing me, but I am not sick so why not going to work and laugh with my friends there. I am working with a group of people that I just LOVE hanging out with, there is this Annual Celebration on Saturday at work so this week is FUN week!

Yes and on Friday I am taking the day off because I am going to the Blue Lagoon with the writers on the lifestyle webpage and we are getting this PR day where we are going to drink wine, get massages, go to the lagoon and get a awesome dinner *mmmm*

Even though I think I am going to die I am going to live every day. I think that is a really good plan :)

AND! I promise now that I will keep you posted.

I am really active on Instagram but I got iPhone 4S the other day (I woke up one morhing and said to my husband "LIFE IS TO SHORT TO NOT HAVING A IPHONE" and I went after work and bought two! hehehe.. .I actually said the same thing when iPad 3 was published *ehrm* and I am waiting for it even though I really should spend my money on something else :)

My username is Barbietec if you want to follow me but I am also on Twitter as Barbietec

So... what I expect you to do is start living! You never know so celebrate every day!

and because you love photos.. here they are :)

Supergirl on Ashday (Icelandic Halloween)

Waiting for the doctor at the hospital

My Gym

At the Mall in my Karen Millen dress *ahhh*

My baby boy on Ash Day, he did the costume by himself and he is spiderman :)

My work moved and the designers chose these lights to hang everywhere LOL!

Me and my superheroes, all of them are cancer survivors!!!

Going out on the bike

Whent to a spa and this is what I got on my head! heheheh

Look at my hair! I hope it will not fall off again *sigh*
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  • UNICORN212
    None of us know how many days we have on this earth. All any of us can do is live each day to the fullest, for we never know which day may be our last. Stay positive - attitude means everything in the fight against cancer.
    3313 days ago
    YOu are jus amazing, I know that there are times when you must be nervous and scared but girl you have the right attitude and that is a lot of the reason that we do well. I know that cancer has met its match and you are going to give your all.!! HUGS
    3313 days ago
    I am crying because I am so proud of you and the fighting attitude you have. You are living your life to the fullest and you are such an inspiration to me.

    I am praying for you. I even had a dream about praying for you...the funny part was I was praying in Japanese (which I do not speak, lol!)

    I am here anytime...seriously. I know you have great friends surrounding you and that brings me joy! Having said that I am still here if you EVER need a listening ear to vent or to just chat.

    Love you spark sister!
    3342 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/17/2012 1:24:45 PM
    Cancer is looking for a rematch but apparently forgot that you are a super hero. You know how to make things work for the win! You have a whole team cheering you on, so stick to your plan.

    3344 days ago
    I love your spirit, your smile, and your attitude. It's not about what you can't do, and all about what you can do. You are in my prayers. emoticon
    3344 days ago
    Such a wonderful attitude towards life, you are a courageous woman.
    3344 days ago
    I felt sad when I read the beginning of your blog and then I felt uplifted when I finished reading it. You have such an amazing attitude!

    The swimming and biking sounds great!

    Loved you in the dress!

    3345 days ago
  • SWAZY33
    As a recent cancer survivor... i have to admit I just feel emoticon . It's just not fair to have to deal with C again. But, I know your positive attitude will get you through this one also! I love, love the Karen Millen dress and the "superheros" group. Such a great idea and I'm happy you have such a wonderful group to support each other!
    You will be added to prayer list!
    Sending hugs
    ps...forgot to say emoticon to those desiners choice in lighting!! emoticon they look like uneven dumbells!!
    3345 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/15/2012 11:06:58 AM
    You are such an inspiration. I loved your YouTube post and reposted it to my FB page. You are in my thoughts and prayers for miraculous healing.
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    3345 days ago
    Praying for you SuperGirl! you are such an inspiration!

    3345 days ago
    SigrĂșn, you are just amazing, and I'm wishing you all the best. Live life to the fullest, and I know we'll see you in August.
    3345 days ago
  • VICKI2902
    What a wonderful attitude, keep it up and you will beat this terrible disease. Keep looking after yourself, you deserve it and life is too short not to.
    3346 days ago
    Hugs and prayers to you. Sorry that you must battle again. But keep active!

    All the best!
    3346 days ago
    You are so beautiful and inspirational. Your whole blog is just incredible. Too often I take my health and life for granted, and you are reminding me to live every day fully. You are amazing.
    3346 days ago
    Such sad news, but as always, you just keep trekking on, letting nothing stop you from living every day to the ultimate! Keep smiling girl, and even if you hair does fall out again, you wear bald wear!
    3346 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5915724
    Sorry to hear about the new diagnosis, but I know you will beat it again! Take good care of yourself and keep on enjoying life!
    3346 days ago
    Great pics, you are looking terrific. Love the Karen Millen dress and the "superheros" group.

    You are living each day to the max. Awesome.
    3346 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2801676
    As I have said elsewhere - don't let cancer define you. OK, so you were told it is stage IV - as someone said - it is only a number.

    Start talking with your doctors about how active you can be and what limitations you have - and get busy.
    3346 days ago
    You Rock Girl, Attitude is awesome. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Spark On Sweetie! Love the thoughts with the pictures. Thank you. emoticon
    3346 days ago
    Stage IV is only a number - I have been Stage IV medullary thyroid carcinoma for 9 yrs now, still asymptomatic w/T4 vertebral body tumor!

    (I got so tired of doctors/residents/interns/nurses asking me, "Does that hurt?" - had many arguments w/primary care doctor, since it was painless I was convinced it was an old horseback-riding injury, but they confirmed w/spinal biopsy in Feb '04.)

    Anyway, hang tough - I am confident you will not lose your hair w/localized radiation treatment of spine! Where are lesions?

    Best wishes,
    3346 days ago
    It sucks that you have another big battle on your hands but I have no doubt that you can conquer this bout with cancer the same way you beat it before. I haven't been very good at keeping in touch either. I still think of you often and I'm very greatful to have had the chance to meet last summer. I hope your family are all well .

    I love the Blue Lagoon! I am so envious. I just floated around in the water the morning before I left. No massage for me.

    This is a poem that's been around for a while. You brought it to mind because you are living proof that it is true.

    What Cancer Cannot Do
    Author: Unknown

    Cancer is so limited...
    It cannot cripple love.
    It cannot shatter hope.
    It cannot corrode faith.
    It cannot eat away peace.
    It cannot destroy confidence.
    It cannot kill friendship.
    It cannot shut out memories.
    It cannot silence courage.
    It cannot reduce eternal life.
    It cannot quench the Spirit.


    BTW - You look gorgeous in that dress.
    3346 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2012 6:29:56 PM
    I am so sad to read that the cancer is back. You are such a brilliant, positive person. We all have something to learn from you. Sending you the biggest hugs ever. xxxxxxxxxxx
    3346 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this news- you have certainly been through enough bad stuff already. Keep up the great attitude, loving yourself, family and having fun. I will be thinking of you. emoticon
    P.S. I am following you on Instagram (Dorzel) and Twitter (DorMcC)
    3346 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2012 6:14:08 PM
    Thank you for sharing with us. For sharing your strength, your amazing attitude and the beautiful moments of your life, family and friends. I may be very far from you, but please know that I am here for you. Thinking of you and being inspired by you.

    You are a wonderful person and your family and friends are truly blessed to have you in their lives.

    I wish you all the best with all my heart.

    Hugs, Elen xxx
    3346 days ago
    wow. you rock!
    blessings to you and those who love you.
    3346 days ago
    Loved the pictures and the update!

    Love that you plan to continue living a full life and cherishing everyday.

    My wife's yoga friend is a stage 4 cancer survivor. You will be one too.

    We all die. Someday. You have lots of life to live still. emoticon
    3346 days ago
    So sorry to hear this! I'm praying that the doctors will be able to help. You are living your life and we're here cheering you on.
    3346 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    What a full life you are living, S, my friend. I wish you strength, love and lots of happiness.

    3346 days ago
    I am so sorry for your diagnosis. You have an amazing attitude and are truly an inspiring person. Love the pics too! Will be keeping you in my prayers.

    3346 days ago
    I was hit hard by your status update regarding the new diagnosis, and I am so glad that you are living life to the fullest, cherishing every day, living in the moment. So glad you got a beautiful dress, went out with your sister, are doing what you love.

    I'm about to start running this spring, will eventually enter a race, and you inspired me to do that. You are an inspiration to all of us. Whenever I have an excuse not to go running, I'll think of you and your determination. Sending healing thoughts your way! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3346 days ago
    I have a lump in my throat and a heavy heart. After I read your blog I called my ob/gyn to make my appt for my annual mammogram. I try to keep up on all my doctor and dentist appts and knew this one would be coming up. You have a wonderul attitude and a brave "face" in the face of adversity.

    True character is revealed in the face of adversity...your family is lucky to have you. I know there isn't much I can do for you personally, but I can share your inspiration and attitude where I have the opportunity. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers. emoticon
    3346 days ago
    I just stumbled onto you blog and wanted to say, WOW. You are an increadible woman.
    Thank you for your spark.
    3346 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I am so sorry you got such bad news, but as always, your attitude is amazing. I am so glad you've been enjoying your life! I have ben wondering what's going on, but was just picturing you having fun. Which you were.

    Prayers sent your way.
    3346 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114604
    emoticon I am sitting here in tears..when i read your first words i shouted out :Noooooooooooooo...not again!
    I am so sorry that the cancer has or nobody else deserves that type of torture! I admire and i am in awe how much you can 'throw' yourself into living life..i truly admire you for that. I am not able to do that...all i do is..go to work...and come back home! You are so right Life is too has to go live it!! I will be praying for you...and i know one thing..You will beat this!! Yes you will!!! emoticon emoticon
    3346 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2012 2:04:47 PM
    You are in my prayers emoticon
    3346 days ago
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