Every time a new year begins I am usually feeling pretty pessimistic.. (Hopefully I spelled that correctly :lol: ) I made a resolution to myself for 2012 to look towards this year as being optimistic, full of faith and belief that it WILL turn out to be a fantastic year including personal life, career life and of course Hay!Land family. For the past few years I have been in the final stages in dealing with the recovery for my birth defect and TMJ which I was also diagnosed with recently... My strength is boiling up stronger than ever as now I have another challenge that life has brought forth to my plate.
Today I was diagnosed with Lipoma. Although this is classified so far as being benign.. they are still not ruling out surgery to make sure it is not cancer. The mass was located just to the left of my spine in the middle of my back. The doctors said that the chances of it becoming cancerous are there but slim... I am rather nervous about the whole idea of having a tumor right beside my spine. It is 2cm's wide and 3cm's deep, most are under 1cm in diameter so this isn't really overly large but it is most certainly noticeable.
So 14 surgeries including re-constructive jaw surgery, 11 implants, hip surgery, bone grafting, re-constructive facial surgery, permanently damaged lungs from severe asthma as a child, many years of speech therapy and now.. Lipoma.
I want a break.. :(
This was just my venting.. it felt good to vent. :)
I'm sorry you're having so many health issues!
Ya gotta think positive that things will turn out better than in previous years! Take it one day at a time - my grandma always used to tell me when things are down- to look up to God! He's your guiding light and will lead you in the right direction!
I'm sorry ---- i just had to put that in there.. it felt like the right thing to tell you. Always remember that you have friends in HL that will listen- and I am one of them. If you need to vent some more--- u can email me anytime.
My new years resolution for this year is to stay healthy! I'm doing everything I can to do that and that covers a lot of stuff... so I've got my hands full with trying to stay healthy! I am exercising - when i can (because of my knee problems)- i clog or line dance- I'm trying to eat better- and i'm taking my meds like i'm supposed to--
so you see that i'm optimistic about this year too..
think positive! and if you need me-- i'm right here for you..
That's quite a few issues there. I understand you wanting a break. I want a break from my own things, and I don't even have half of what you've gone through.
Hope that everything goes well for you though =) We're always here, that's what your families are for right.
Oh Amanda I so can empathize with what your going through. Besides my lifelong conditions and my Brown Sequard Syndrome (spinal cord injury), Occipital Neuralgia just to name a few, I recently was diagnosed (woo hoo I'm so happy to say) with a form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome.
I look at all of my disabilities as a good not a bad thing, it means that I can share with people who are just like me and be an inspiration and help to them and those around them. You know you can contact me at any time!