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Being grateful and positive.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I know all of you LIMES have been waiting for this blog, my blog on this topic since I am the one that came up with the idea for the challenge. I have not been putting it off at all but I have been waiting for something that has been happening in my personal life.
This challenge was easy for me to list things I was grateful for but also very hard to try to list the positives. For me it isn't about being showy or bragging, but usually most of the time I feel the things that are positives about me just really aren't that special, or worth mentioning. Seeing that I wasn't the only one who had problems with the positives helped me feel like I wasn't the only one who felt the way I did.
I had been waiting to write this blog because I've been waiting for test results from my doctor. I'm sure most of you have noticed my drive and energy has been way down these past few weeks. It was enough for me to notice something was wrong so I went to get it checked. I waited to write this blog because I wanted to be sure I could include this in the things I was grateful for.
I must say it's a little bittersweet. After I went in the doctor, didn't like how my blood tests were and ordered a cat-scan. They found a mass on my liver and had me come back for a biopsy. I didn't find out until today the results of that.
The Verdict was the tumor was cancerous but they had taken all of it out during the biopsy. They are still recommending I do at least one round of radiation.
So I am grateful for this, that they got all of it out and it's not as serious as it could be. One of the great positives for me was during this time I didn't let this derail me so much from my life on and off of spark. I stayed strong and I am proud of that. I am positive that I will finish the radiation and that this will be behind me.
I am also grateful that I don't take my health for granted anymore. A lot of you LIMES that posted this daily really reminded me that's often something I take for granted - so thank you for teaching me that. And with this comes another positive - that although my goal has been weight loss I have truly become more concerned with how my diet and exercise effects my health in a positive or negative way...I am seeing the much bigger picture now- being healthy for reasons besides losing weight.
Also I owe it to you all for showing me the positives and things to be grateful for don't always have to be big things...sometimes the small simple things mean just as much. I started this challenge hoping that it would help me with something I struggled with and hoped would also inspire you and in the end I must admit it was all of you who truly inspired me. So thank you so very much with all my heart. emoticon
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  • RAVENSOUL69
    Hang in there, Jenn...your amazing and positive attitude will see you through! If you need us, we're here for you. Thank you for having the courage to share this with us. emoticon emoticon
    2309 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/16/2012 10:14:45 PM
  • GOODHEALTH4EVER
    WOW JENN, THIS WAS A LOT TO BE SITTING ON... I'M HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOUR ARE TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF. I'M ALSO HAPPY THAT YOU WILL BE TAKING BETTER CARE OF YOURSELF IN THE FUTURE:)
    ISN'T IT WONDERFUL THAT WE ARE ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AT THE SAME TIME...
    KEEPING YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

    2309 days ago
  • OSTERA15
    Glad everything worked out for you! You have proven just how much it pays to listen to your body and you're right focusing on the weight loss is thinking too small. Everything we do, everything we eat impacts our health for good or bad and being healthy is much more important than just losing a few pounds.
    2310 days ago
  • 1MILLDOLLARBABY
    Thank you so much for the wonderful support and positive words everyone. I am ok so please don't worry. I don't want anyone sad about this because I'm not. I'm not "sick", I just have to get this as a precaution. But I am most grateful to have such wonderful friends as all of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2310 days ago
  • SASSYRUNNERGURL
    You may friend are a very positive life force! Very aware of what is going on with yourself and your life. As in the past I am sure that everything will work out, and be wonderful. Great time to let your man give you xtra special attention! Luv ya girl, I got your back!

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    2310 days ago
  • LUCYLIN101
    I am grateful that you have so much to be thankful for! I am so glad you are on top of your health issues and have a clean bill of health in your future!
    2310 days ago
  • AMY-MIMI77
    Jenna
    I am so glad you LISTENED to your body - so many people don't.
    I am glad that thye got it all and hope that all goes well with the treatments. Glad you stayed positive through your ordeal and know that I am here for you always.
    Hugs

    2310 days ago
  • PATTYS74
    Jenn you are amazing, your positive attitude is contagious ....I will keep you in my prayers and please let me now if I can do anything to help you with the team. Take care and keep that positive attitude.
    Hugs,
    2310 days ago
  • SHANSHE
    Good thing you went to the doc when you did! Glad they got it all and that you are learning to be more positive and grateful :)!

    Best wishes with the radiation.
    Shan
    2310 days ago
  • NEWCATA
    I am so glad that you try to keep it positive, and so relieved that it's all good now. Hope you'll get much better soon. Thank you for being my friend emoticon emoticon
    2310 days ago
  • CHRISSY121285
    Now i understand your status. Goodluck hun, i'm glad you went to the doctor when you did and got things underway. xx
    2310 days ago
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