On Hiatus

Monday, November 12, 2012

I just wanted to give my friends and teammates from SP a little heads-up on life for me right now. I already notified my team leaders, but I hate to disappear without saying a little something.

First of all, I have been sick. I've had a bug that has held on for 4+ weeks, a first for me. My ENT said it was a virus, and I should drink lots of fluids and stop talking. 3 weeks later, still sick. So, I went to the Minute Clinic. The Nurse Practitioner didn't see any signs of infection, but felt sorry for my and gave me a round of antibiotics, plus recommended that I take some allergy pills - doing both, hoping for recovery. In light of all the sickness, my fitness routine has disappeared. I just can't workout if I can't breathe.

But, that, unfortunately, is not all for me.

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in October. She had a lumpectomy on Halloween, which was to be followed with radiation and possibly some chemo. The results from the lumpectomy showed multiple microscopic tumors throughout the breast, something none of us expected, even her doctor. So, she has to have a mastectomy the week after Thanksgiving. This is to be followed with chemo and radiation. Her health isn't the best to begin with, so I am quite concerned for her. I am grateful that, considering the small size of the tumors, she was able to detect anything through self examination.

So, I am just not with it. Between being sick and run down, and concern over my mom's health, I just don't have the energy to throw into SP right now. I will still be lurking, so you may see me around.

As I said, I have notified team leaders so they know what is going on, and I have left a few teams. I have gone into 'Sick Bay' on my BLC team, but will faithfully weigh in every Wednesday. Other than that, I will do what I can, when I can. In the meantime, I will attempt to make lemonade out of this big truckload of lemons life just served me.

I would so appreciate prayers for my mom. Feel free to keep in touch, I will get back to you all as I can.
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  • TANYA602
    I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, and that you have been under the weather for so long now. Yes, take this time to get your ducks lined up. You are indeed in my thoughts and prayers.
    1983 days ago
    Prayers are with you & your family! Keep Strong!
    1983 days ago
    Hey girly, let me know if you need anything. I'll be thinking about you and mom a lot. Does mom need anything? Meals or help?

    love and huge hugs,


    1983 days ago
    Oh Susan, I'm so sorry! sorry you have been so sick and sorry to hear of your mom's breast cancer. Strides are made every day in treating BC and a good Spark friend of mine as well as several real life friends have beat it! Prayers will be coming for your mom and for you as you deal with her illness. How is your sweet baby girl? Did she get sick too? Follow the MD's orders and get rest, drink your fluids and take your meds! I was worried when you seemed to disappear from the Firecrackers! Thanks for updating us! Hang in there my friend! We are all here for you! When you don't feel strong enough to hold up on your own, know I am here with an arm around your shoulder to help boost you! Take care and feel better real soon!
    1984 days ago
    You, your mom and family are in my prayers.
    1984 days ago
    Hugs to you and your mom! I will continue praying for both of you. Just take care of yourself and do what you can. Hang in there!
    1984 days ago
    You and yours are in my prayers.
    1984 days ago
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