Last month my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer. He found a lump on his neck and when he went into get it checked out, they found a pretty good sided mass on his lung. The news of this has been devastating. It's like waking up everyday and you feel like you are in a dream, you never think that you will be faced with this kind of news, and when you are, you just don't know how to deal with it. It makes you put everything in to perspective that is for sure. Dad is doing well, he is being as strong as he can for everyone around him just as we are trying to be strong for him. He started his treatments finally yesterday! He said he felt pretty good after, but ask him again in a day or two and see what he says.
As for the weight loss and my journey I have been struggling, and I think that is only natural seeing all that I have had to deal with the last month and half. I am going up and down the same 10 pounds. Lowest I have been on scale has been 167-169, now I am bouncing up and down in the 170's Frustrating LOL I know its probably my own fault for not being 100% dedicated to my routine. But its still frustrating!
I finally got the Goal tattoo I wanted to get after I hit 1 yr post op, I am two months away from 2 years post op 11-14-14 will be 2 yrs. When my dad told me the news of his cancer, I felt like then was the right time to finally get the tattoo I have been wanting. It has so much more meaning now.
Here it is! I couldn't love it anymore that I do, it came out perfect.
Until next time.... be well!