Keeping it Real
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
March 5th, 2019
198 - goal weight is 145
Well...today is a new day. It just got real over the weekend. I finally decided to get a health checkup over the past week. Let's face it, when your a mom, wife and professional who has time? Right? Wrong. Keep up on those check ups.
I had been so diligent in my 20's and 30's. Until I had my first health scare. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a complete hysterectomy. My post surgery tests and peritoneal wash were negative. Everything was neatly contained in one ugly little tumor. Whew! A very surreal event. So surreal and I feel shameful to call myself a cancer survivor when others have suffered incredibly and lost their lives to this silent killer.
Since that time, I've avoided my health and checkups. I'm grateful for my life. I recently started having new pains in my upper abdomen. So after a year trying to will it away, I decided its past time and went in.
In my checkup the health provider felt a mass in the area of concern. Thinking with my weight gain of 30 lbs since my last check up, said perhaps it would be a lipoma. I only knew what she was talking about because I just happened to stumble "Dr. Pimple Popper" while searching the networks for a good program to watch. To say the least, I'm not a fan of this phenomenon. None the less, I got a good does of what a lipoma is.A mammogram and ultrasound was ordered. And blood work was completed that afternoon.
Okay, so long story short. Blood work unveiled that I'm now diabetic. Boo! And my ultrasound unveiled even more. I have a fatty liver, and even more. That mass that was felt, well..it is not where I want it. It's a 5 cm mass located inside my liver. I'm told it could be a cyst (let's hope) and have been referred to a GI specialist.
So...not the best news, but we will get through it. So that old excuse, "I'll start tomorrow," just got real. I've been eating healthy since Saturday. I cheffed up oatmeal, avacado toast, some beautiful salads. Measuring, logging, and writing it down. And...using my spark people app to log my health and weightloss journey.
Its time to face myself and deal. No more excuses, steer clear of negative energy. Keep it light and positive my friends, your health and life welfare depend on it. Be good to yourself♡ Here goes nothing!