Thursday, October 27, 2011

Three Thing Thursday- Bitch, bitch, reality check

1. I feel like crap. I’m tired. I have no energy. A direct result of the diet and lack of exercise in my life I’m sure. Can you say hello 10 pounds. I need someone to kick my butt on a daily
basis.

2. People that think yield means merge make me crazy....

3. On my way to work I was thinking about this post, when I got to work I had an email from Kathleen telling me to check the BT mentor group that we both belong to. Scott one of the other members had posted that he once again had cancer.


“ I heard the news today...again. That book I am writing about going from fat
man to Ironman and beating cancer along the way just added a new chapter. I had
no idea I took cancer along for the 140.6-mile ride at IM Wisconsin on Sept. 11.
I thought the event was a celebration of being 5 years clean as a matter of
fact.

But, the colonoscopy was not routine today as it turned out.
Pronounced free of prostate cancer in June, I was diagnosed Oct. 26 with colon
cancer. The doctor found a tumor the size of a walnut that has been there for
some time, he said. Perhaps as long as 5 years, he said. The irony is I was
supposed to get a colonoscopy in 2006 when the PSA tests revealed my prostate
cancer. Prostate cancer absorbed all my attention.”

“Lance said, You are
in for the fight of your life - again. And I say, Yes, cancer you are. Knowledge
is Power. Unity is strength. Attitude is everything. Thanks to Kathy and my
friends and a God who loves me no matter what, prepare to get your kicked -
again. “

The man has an incredible attitude. He has already overcome huge odds by going from morbidly obese at age 54, to beating cancer and becoming an ironman just 2 weeks shy of his 60th birthday. Maybe you could all keep him in your thoughts and if you’re so inclined say a prayer for him.

Kind of puts 1 and 2 into perspective.

16 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow, just wow. Really gives some perspective to the rest of us.

Tri Chic ~ Jury said...

Hi there! new follower, glad I found your blog :). very sorry about your friend :( Def. puts things in perspective, hope it all turns out ok for him!

adena said...

Wow he really has a story. I wish him the best and will say a prayer. My ex had colon cancer, the biggest of his tumours was the size of a grapefruit and more than 5 years later he's doing fine. I wish the same for your friend.

You kick my ass, I'll kick yours.. virtually that is. ;-)

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Wow. Makes you reevaluate whatever "problems" you've been stressing about, doesn't it?

Christi said...

I am so sorry for your friend. I am sending him prayers now.

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

What an incredible story he has and I am so sad that he has to go through the cancer battle again. You are right that it is a reality check and it makes you grateful for all the blessings we have.

Jill said...

Ugh! So sorry about your friend and mentor; nothing more to be said about it other than it sucks!! Hoping he's able to kick it to the curb like the last time!

I can't agree more that sometimes people need others to help them be accountable to doing their bodies well.

((hugs))

Beth said...

It’s always good to get those reminders…be thankful for what you have and forget the rest. Sorry to hear about your friend :(

Diana said...

That's really a kick in the head. So sorry to hear of your friend having to face the "darkness" of cancer again. He sounds like he's ready though. My thoughts and prayers go out to him for strength to beat it again.
Just two words: CANCER SUCKS.

Jennifer said...

Crap. That really sucks. Saying a prayer.

Terzah said...

I will say a prayer for your friend for sure! He sounds like a strong person.

As for one and two, I feel for you. I have to drive the Diagonal almost every day--my peeve is the tail-gaters. My brother calls them ass captains. :^)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to your friend

JohnP said...

I'm glad you touched on the, 'sure puts 1 and 2 into perspective'.

Surely - what do WE have to complain about? Really... gotta appreciate what we have - so go out there an get that workout in and ENJOY the fact that:

I CAN.

:)

sugarmagnolia70 said...

GREAT perspective!

Erika said...

Wow. It really does put things in perspective of how fragile and special every day is...

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