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Posted: 29 Jun 2013, 12:34
I started my fight to lose weight nov 15 2010. I started at 316 lbs. I began with walk and a low carb and high pro diet. the weight started come off quick I was so happy it made me work that much harder. after the first year I had lost 100 lbs and could run a 5k in 1 hour and 20 minutes. I lost another 20 lbs over the next year and maintained my weight pretty well.
Then dec 2012 while showering I noticed I had a lump in my right groin area it wasn't painful at first so I blow it off as a swollen muscle. Three week later I was at the gym warming before get on the treadmill for my daily workout when I got a burning feeling in my groin that kind freaked me out. I still did my workout and the burning went away and didn't come back.
then on Jan 8 2013 I went to work all was fine came home after work took a shower and the burning started again after dealing with the burning for about 3 hours finally decided to go to the ER (wait cause I don't have ins)After be at the ER for 4 hour and having a ct scan the ER doctor walks in and tell me they are going to send me by ambulance to the main Saint lukes hospital in Kansas city Ks.The first word out of my mouth was WHY!!!!!The Doc looked at me a said you have CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and walked out of the room.
Now 6-10 hour chemotherapy treatments later and gaining 60 lbs because of my depression and ice cream diet lol am done with chemo and ready for a come back.Don't know if there is more chemo in my future or not but I do know I want to be healthy and for the next 6 weeks that is my focus. On aug 2 ill have a pet scan then ill see the doc on the 12 and ill go from there. wish me luck!!!!

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013, 03:26
Good luck, keep up the determination Smile

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013, 12:01
thank you!!!

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Posted: 07 Jul 2013, 14:02
So sorry to hear about your ordeal! I totally understand the weight gain. I gained 5 lbs in just a few weeks dealing with the stress of changing jobs. I bet I'd put on more than 60 dealing with cancer.

Congratulations on finishing chemo and getting "back on the wagon" and taking care of this side of your health! Great attitude!