Hello all! It's my first post of October...I love October! It's Breast Cancer Month so there is pink EVERYWHERE. It's in all the stores, in the magazines and even on big huge football players. I mean what else could you ask for? October also should mean cooler weather, but unfortunately not here in AZ so far. It was like 100 today. What?? October also means pumpkins are a'plenty. I love pumpkin anything. They are so yummy. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spiced lattes, you name it. YUM. October is exciting to me because it means the start of the holiday season and I love the holidays. This year I especially love them because I AM ALIVE. :)
What have I been up to the past few weeks? I have been busier than ever...but I'm loving every second of it. I am still working out and loving it. I'm still very sore, but it's that good sore. I do feel myself getting stronger so that makes me happy. Seeing and feeling results is always a good thing.
I completed the Susan G Komen "Race for the Cure" this past Sunday. I am so happy that I did it. It was such a great experience. Although it was pretty darn hot out to be running (and it was only 8:30am) I completed the 3.1ish miles in 45 minutes. That's not super duper fast, but considering what I just went through over the past few months, I'm just happy I finished! I jogged, then walked, jogged then walked. I really could have finished faster but man was it hot! There were TONS of people there of all kinds. Survivors, supporters, kids, current cancer patients, you name it...it was amazing. There were frat boys there sporting shirts that read "frat boys don't just party." A little girl sported a shirt that said, "please find a cure before I get boobies." I mean how cute is that? The people watching in itself was entertainment! I will definitely be doing it again next year...and you can bet I will finish in faster time than 45 minutes.
I got my CT Scan scheduled. I'm glad I called because it sounded like my "order" had gotten lost. They had just switched over to an electronic medical system so everything is electronic now...well my order for my CT was on paper and I guess never made it into the computer...so I'm glad I called. It is scheduled for Wednesday at 7am check-in, 8am scan. I guess I have to chug some type of concoction. Oh joy. I have yet to have a CT with contrast so this is a first...imagine that! I haven't asked for many prayers lately, but I'm asking for them on Wednesday! Let's make sure this scan comes back CLEAN! I won't find out the results until the 26th when I meet with my Doc.
Mom and Dad are still frolicking around Europe. In fact they are at sea today but I heard from Mom via text messaging this morning! They were outside of Egypt! I hadn't heard from her in over a week so it was nice to "hear" they were still alive! They have seen some amazing stuff, but are running out of energy...I think they are ready to come home! I would be too. They arrive back to the states on Tuesday. Sydney and I will be at the airport to pick them up!
That is the latest from my end. I will report back on Wednesday after my scan so I can tell you all about it. I'm quite nervous only because it's the first one post-cancer. I think I will feel a lot better after this one is done. So, please say some prayers for me and think positive thoughts! I just got my life back and I want it stay. Thank you. :)
I am attaching a few pictures from the race! Hope you all are doing good. Till Wednesday! Have a nice weekend...
ME!! PINK for Boobies, LIME GREEN for NHL!
WHO I HONORED...
AT THE FINISH LINE!