Saturday, January 28, 2012

When the world turns upside down...

So, shortly after my last post, my mom began feeling pretty sick. After tests and surgery, it's now a cancer battle. I am in a state of limbo as we await the plan of attack.

This is not the first time for these events in my life. I was in this exact position at this exact time four years ago, but with my father. I lost him that December.

We are staying positive, but I can't help but feel the stress and fear. I also know that I put on a lot of weight four years ago, and with all this, grad classes, and a full-time job sometimes requiring 14-hour days, plus taking care of my mom, I could easily pack it on this year...

I know I need to remain committed and strong. As of this morning, I am below my second threshold. I am going to keep looking at those small thresholds. There is precious little in my life I can control or change right now, but this is something I can.

So, I hope all of you have had a great start to 2012. Sorry for my absence, and I hope to catch up on posts I have missed soon!


  1. Really really sorry about this.. just hang in there.. everything is mind over matter.. even the cancer.. continue to stay positive, and believe you can beat both the demons - your moms cancer and the weight.
    Praying for you and your family. take care..

  2. I am very sorry to hear about your mother. I also lost my father to cancer and I can't even begin to imagine going through it all over again with my mother, no matter the outcome. The battle is emotional and stressful for everyone involved, we know that. Try to keep your head up and the most you can do is try! If for any reason, even if to vent, you want to talk, feel free to drop me a line. <3