Best Me

I decided in 2016 to be the best me. No time better than the present to rebuild this run down house. It is run down for sure. Since being diagosed with Ovarian cancer, Endometrial cancer and Lynch Syndrom in March of 2015, there has been an all out assault on this house. In nine months I have put this house through some of the hardest things I hope to ever face in my lifetime. I’ve done biopsies, ultrasounds, chest xrays, echocardiograms, two port surgeries, 6 rounds of chemo, a hysteroctomy, colonoscopy, endoscopy, and more than ten blood tests. I’ve had mouth sores and chemo leg pain. Days when I was so tired I did not want to leave my bed. Nights I could not sleep. Hot flashes because of early onset surgical menopause and steroid weight gain. Lost my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, I’m still dealing with steroid myopathy and elevated CPK’s that make my shoulders and hips hurt to the point where I am woken up in the middle of the night. All of this done in nine months. All of this done to save my life. I was not sick when I was diagnosed. I had no idea I was sick. I did not know my house was crumbling at its foundation. So I decide to be the best me in 2016. To make my well being, health and wellness a priority. To take the time to run and see the beautiful trails that my feet will take me. To breath in deep gratitude and exhale anything that does not serve me. Somehow I had the strength to hold up my run down house by the studs. Now it’s time to rebuild the home of my dreams. It’s the least I can do


6 thoughts on “Best Me

  1. Hi,

    I found you on Twitter and was drawn for some reason to check out your blog. This is such a powerful post, using the analogy of your body as a house, and I admire you so much for your strength, resilience and fight. You made it through 2015.

    Thank you for sharing from your heart, and for the resolve to keep rebuilding your house. So wonderful you are now able to resume running. This must be HUGE milestone for you.

    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Carl for your kind words. I am happy that you were drawn to come to my blog. As you can see I just started. I decided to do a 365 writing goal for 2016. I appreciate you following along. I love running and I am so glad that I can start again. Nothing gives me greater peace than a good run. Thanks again for the follow. I am excited to follow you too. See you inspire and accomplish all you set out to do.

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      1. You are very welcome Tami. Also really excited I am your follower #2 of this brand new blog, the start of hopefully many, many followers for you. The “Livin 365” is a great name you have chosen. 🙂


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      2. Thank you Carl! I love your blog’s name too. 🙂 I am very happy to have a few followers now. Trying to write more often. Hopefully I will be able to post a few things each week. It’s been a while since I wrote so I think it is taking a bit to get back into the swing of things. Thank you for your support!

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for the follow! I have been reading your posts and I dont know how you do it either. I have two grown girls. Four boys. Wow! Plus you are dealing with chronic pain too. You are very strong. It is nice to meet you.


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