As mentioned the past couple of weeks have been really rough on myself and my family, with me being diagnosed with Sarcoma. I am now home recovering from my surgery on Monday morning. All went very well and I did not need a skin graft. However, I do have a large 6-7in incision along my bicep. I am hoping that over time Mederma can help with that :)!
I am glad to be home with my boys. My family has been wonderful in helping to take care of the boys while I take care of myself. As far as working out goes, it may be up to a month until I get back into my workouts, and lifting my children. I restricted to 5 pounds with my left arm. Although I will not be able to workout, I am going to be working on getting my eating back on track by following the 21 Day Fix meal plan.
As for my health future, I will know more about my pathology report in 10-14 days. This report will determine if more surgery needs to occur, or if there will be radiation. Most likely they will not be doing chemotherapy. From here I will have a series of follow ups and CT scans every 3 months to be sure this cancer is not traveling. Sarcoma is rather predictable, and should it reappear, it would happen at the original site, or in my lungs. I feel really good about everything and have faith that all is going to work out.
I am determined to get back to normal, or as normal as possible for the time being. I am ready to devote my time to prepping for spring! I am looking forward to warmer weather, baby showers, Steal City Basketball, walks with the boys, and gardening. Stay posted for future blogs on my progress, future Beachbody specials, and gardening tips.
Back in September towards the end of my personal transformation with beach body and T25 I noticed this lump on my arm. I decided to make a wellness appointment and I brought this lump to my doctor's attention. She suggested that I see a general surgeon and just have it removed. After meeting with the surgeon it was determined it was a little to big to be done in the office and to have an outpatient procedure. The doctor went in and removed it on January 30th, 2014.
However, 10 days later, on February 11, I got the scariest call of my life. The bump had turned out to be a cancerous tumor. Immediately, I started to shake and cry. In the past 2 weeks our lives have been turned upside down. I have had my moments of tears, holding my 2 boys so close, and so afraid that I would be leaving them too soon. I would cry while holding them. My oldest, who will be 3 in May, kept telling me it's ok mama! This is huge since he is a man of few words, literally; he has speech therapy. I mean I always knew I was special. Only 12,000 people in the USA get diagnosed with this type of cancer and that's pretty rare. The rarity of this cancer initially scared us a lot because we do not know much about it. We did not know where we were going to be a week from now, a month from now, or a year from now. As a wife and mother of two little boys, one who just turned 1 years old this past Monday, it definitely was scary for me to think that what if I don't get to see my children grow up and leave my husband without a wife.
Since February 11th, we have kept our faith in God, and that he would take care of me. I publically want to thank all of those who have been praying, for I know the power of prayer is so strong. Since then it has been a whirlwind of tests, doctors visits, and insurance calls for referral confirmations and preauthorization confirmations. On Monday I am going in for surgery for a second time to have more tissue removed to make sure that they get all of this monster out of my arm.
Today, I received good news from an oncologist stating that I will most likely not be going through chemotherapy and depending on the surgery, I may not even need radiation. This is not the end of my journey with this type of cancer it apparently can be pretty aggressive and rear its ugly head sometime down the road, so I am looking at a long term relationship with my doctors to make sure I remain clean.
As a religious person, I truly believe that God is going to help me through this and I have faith that he is going to guide my doctors to do what's best for me. I am going to be there to watch my kids grow up go to kindergarten, grade school, graduate from high school, graduate from college, and get married someday. I'm determined that this is not going to take me down and I have full confidence in my doctors. I have faith that they are going to remove everything this upcoming Monday.
I truly believe there's a reason why things happen in life. There was a reason why Katy my beach body coach reached out to me and talked to me about beach body. I have told her that had I not done T25 and drink Shakeology, may have never noticed my lump. It was only after the weight-loss that I noticed it. Who knows how long I would have gone without noticing. The tumor could have grown in size and metastisized to my lungs. I am very lucky that I caught it very early, before it had the chance to spread. I credit my Beachbody Coach Katy Ursta, for helping me change my life, make me a healthier person, and ultimately giving me the best shot at living my life. May God Bless Katy and her family, as they found out the same week as me that she is battling Cancer. She is fighting Lymphoma, so please keep her in your prayers as well! Keep faith in God because he will not foresake you! God Bless!
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I am Christina Thomas. I have decided to take time off from teaching and be a stay at home wife and mother to my two boys. Seasonally, I run a local basketball program.
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