Yesterday was such a great day for me.
I haven’t mentioned it before on the blog, but now that I can breath a huge sigh of relief I wanted to share something with you guys…
Way back in September, before we started our blog, I found a small lump on my left breast. I went to see my OBGYN to see what was going on. She was pretty sure it was some fibrocystic tissue and had me do an ultrasound. Luckily, nothing concerning was found on the ultrasound so I was told to keep and eye on it and come back for a follow up in a couple months. The lump was getting smaller but the pain wasn’t going away. I tried to ignore it, but it was really hard on days when it would throb all day.
As always, so many crazy thoughts kept going through my mind. My Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer about 4 years ago. I know most breast cancer lumps don’t hurt…. but my Aunt’s did. I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on inside my body. To get to the point… I saw several doctors, but every time I left I didnt’ feel reassured that everything was okay. I felt like I was brushed off because of my age. Some days I wouldn’t worry about it at all, but many days it would be in the back of my mind. My anxiety level was increased and I felt like it was keeping me on the edge.
I was trying to do anything and everything to try and make the lump and pain go away. I avoided all alcohol and caffeine, reduced my sugar intake, continued to eat a balance diet and I even had to resort to stop weight tranning my upper body (arms, chest, shoulders). I really didn’t want to stop training, but I knew I had to do it.
Yesterday, I had an appointment with a different doctor who was very experienced (every hair on his head was white). For some reason I really trusted him. He was the only doctor who knew exactly how I was feeling and really explained everything to me in clear details. After 8 long months of worrying about it, I finally felt a huge weight lifted up off me. Lisa was with me and she also agreed that he was the best doctor I’ve seen. I’m so lucky & grateful that I have a twin sister to come with me to “scary” doctor appointments.
I left on such a high.To make things even better, it was such a beautiful day in the Chicago-land area yesterday. I’m talking 80′s, sunny, and NO humidity!
My husband was also SO relieved and took me out to dinner to celebrate. We decided to go California Pizza Kitchen.
I had the Japanese eggplant pizza. It was full of veggies and I loved it! Who said you can’t eat pizza and get your veggies in too?
My husband had the BBQ chicken Pizza.
I love this guy SOOO much. He’s been so great during these 8 months of uncertainty.
We are taking a vacation to Vegas and Cali very soon, and we seriously CANNOT wait. It’s going to be amazing, I just know it (:
I’m ready to get my life back to normal. I have some big plans for June.
I plan on doing the following:
- Incorporating more Yoga into my weekly workouts.
- Run my first 5k.
- Increase my running speed.
- Pray more often.
- Attend church EVERY Sunday. (I’m usually pretty good, but I miss church every few weeks)
- Don’t stress out over silly things.
- Don’t listen to negative people/avoid it as much as possible.
Not bad, right?!
I am so thankful to be healthy:-)
Cheers to a healthy life!