I Am Still Here, But You May Have Noticed a Lapse...
Hi, all! I have missed these forums and have spent a little time cruising around for what I have to catch up on...butvwill be in and out for a bit here.
You will recall in have had great success in weight loss across almost two years now, and my nutribullet helped keep that going starting late last summer.
Then in Oct., I started having back problems. Had kicked up my exercise a bit to take advantage of the decreasing bulk and thought I may have overdone it. Three episodes of "pulled muscles" between then and late January was getting exhausting, x ray showed a broken L1 vertebra, healed.
But a fourth event in early March did not resolve. PT exacerbated the pain, and I suddenly lost sensation hips down. Rushed to urban neuro center assuming pinched nerve and emergency surgery waits MRIs that reveal lymphoma, with tumors strangling my spine. A week ago I underwent surgery to remove tumor fromnthe paralyzed area and gather material to biopsy. Sensation returned to legs, am in rehab facility now to return to walking and strength as I prep for my first chemo Thursday next.
I am blessed. The weight loss was my effort slow and steady and healthy over two years. Cancer is not getting credit for my good and hard work. I am in the only bed in any facility in my region that allows rehab and chemo to occur concurrently. I am blessed. My nutribullet is on my counter at home waiting for me to return to it. Meanwhile, the Rehab's social worker has been masking a bigger blast for herself each morning and bringing me a portion. I am surrounded by people who love me mightily, some of whom were strangers to me days ago. I am blessed.
I have some serious conversations set for my oncologist as wee get down to battle in the days ahead. Nutrition is key for me, so you must know how blessed I am to cruise the survivor section of these forums. My course is mine alone, and I look forward to discovering precisely what I can and must do before, during and following what looks like will be 16 sessions of treatment across the next 4-5 months. I am going to win this battle, and then continue to pursue my weightloss to excellent health. Know this.